Nayaba Arinde

Nayaba Arinde has been the Editor of the New York Amsterdam News since 2005. She is a multiple award winning journalist and activist. As well as being an editor she also reports on social justice, politics, education and institutional racism. As a breast cancer survivor since 2007 and a single mother of 2 living with Multiple Sclerosis she has been a ongoing advocate for women’s health.

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Million Man March commemoration on the Brooklyn Bridge

Walking daily with the actionable mantra ‘Building a Better Community One Block at a Time,’ Man Up! Inc. Founder/Executive Director Andre T. Mitchell, decided that commemorating the 25th anniversary of the historic D.C. Million Man March has to be epic.

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The Billie’s ‘12 Angry Men...and Women’ streamed live from NYC’s first Black Lives Matter Mural

What a magnificent performance of “12 Angry Men” by beloved Black actors who enacted all-to-familiar police misconduct/brutality scenarios Saturday Sept. 5.

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Let’s Do Some Pull Ups fellas show up and out on the Bed Stuy BLM Mural

Flexin’ their complexion, the New York/Pennsylvania-based muscle-bound collective of Let’s Do Some Pull Ups, posed for a series of photos for Hollis King on the BLM Mural in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn.

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Name of police-shooting victim Miriam Carey added to Bed-Stuy BLM mural

As the community debated the reopening of the BLM-painted street along Harriet Ross Tubman Avenue/Fulton Street in Bed Stuy, creative Cey Adams used his art activism to add Miriam Carey to the dozens of names memorialized on the mural.

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Nicole Paultre Bell honors Sean Bell in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn

Before police murdered George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Breonna Taylor and Rayshard Brookes––unfortunately among countless highly-publicized, and not so much, others––was Sean Bell.

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Fireworks and gunshots

This month there have been more than 13,000 complaints about these illegal fireworks compared to a total of 32 complaints this time last year.

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New York City COVID coping

As folk reluctantly settle into this enforced new normal, New Yorkers take in their stride the sight, and the wearing of masks, gloves, bandanas, and scarves.

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New York’s Min. Abdul Hafeez Muhammad transitions due to coronavirus

Student Minister Abdul Hafeez Muhammad has died from coronavirus.

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Covid caution: Are Tuskegee Experiment strategies at play?

The Barrons both tested positive last month and have spent the last few weeks battling the virus. Charles was in the ICU at Brookdale for several days, and his oft-times visiting wife Councilwoman Inez was diagnosed days later.

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Hospital horrors and hope: Kings County Hospital nurse speaks out

The coronavirus horror is real. The home-based solutions are also real.

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