Kayden was born prematurely with a life-threatening birth defect called an omphalocele. It is a rare condition in which the intestines and organs develop outside of the baby’s abdomen. In the United States, more than 700 babies a year and 1 in 5,000 are born with this defect. Last January, further complications caused Kayden to lose his right leg and left foot. He also had two abdominal surgeries.
Gun violence is ripping through the nation. While it’s only the second weekend in July, already the shootings are mounting. Some folks walk around saying, “Parks aren’t safe. Walking to the store isn’t safe. Chilling on the block isn’t always safe.” Stats speak to a frightening gun violence surge.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio finally made good on his campaign promise concerning the “Central Park Five.”
City Comptroller Scott Stringer signs off on "Central Park 5" $40 million settlement.
Just at press time, details were announced of an explosion in a shopping mall in Emmab Plaza in Wuse II, Abuja. At least 20 people were killed. This cycle of violence continues as citizens continue to rally and fight back in the wake of radical Islamist group Boko Haram’s vicious reign of terror.
Twenty-five years after the initial miscarriage of justice, New York City is finally looking to settle with the “Central Park Five” for $40 million.
The kidnapped 276 Nigerian girls have not been returned to their homes in Chibok, Borno State, but neither have they been forgotten
A heavy solemnity descended upon St. Paul’s Community Baptist Church Friday, June 6, as stabbing victim Prince Joshua Avitto was eulogized.
Hot 97’s Summer Jam at the MetLife Stadium was full of curses, big beats, surprise guest stars, base lyrics and, dare I say, much celebrated ratchetness.
As of press time, the East New York community and the NYPD were frantically trying to find the suspect believed to have stabed three youth in an elevator over the weekend.
Hope tempered with trepidation has followed the news that the almost 300 girls have been located.
Hearts are breaking as the public absorbs the news that the majestic genius Dr. Maya Angelou made her transition on the morning of Wednesday, May 28, in her home in North Carolina.
It has been six weeks since armed men kidnapped 276 school girls aged 16-18 from the village of Chibok in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno.
Dozens of people celebrating what would have been Malcolm X’s 89th birthday stood beneath a hoisted red, black and green flag as it flapped high outside the FedEx store near the corner of 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.
Mutale Nkonde is a remarkable young lady.
Public pressure both at home and abroad is keeping hope alive for the safe return of the 200-plus Nigerian girls abducted from a boarding school in a remote part of northern Nigeria by the notorious Islamic fundamentalist Boko Haram group.
In Union Square last Saturday, May 3, hundreds of men, women and children took up the clarion call to “Bring Our Girls Home.”
A determined collection of anti-gun violence activists, parents, concerned residents and some law enforcement officers gathered on Harlem’s Lennox Avenue to mark the five-year anniversary of the shooting death of 13-year-old Chris Shakim Owens.
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson has stated that he will no longer prosecute folk caught with 20 grams or less of marijuana
Mayor Bill de Blasio is not immune to the arbitrary and traditional milestone of the evaluation of a mayor’s 100 days in office, a date that now has been exceeded by more than a week. Those few extra days do not alter the fact that his first term is highlighted by an explosion and explosive news.
In the wake of the tragic death of Avonte Oquendo, City Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr. has proposed the Audible Alarm Bill, which would have school exits and entrances connected to a localized alarm system.
Community waits for Mayor Bill de Blasio to honor his campaign promise to settle the Central Park 5 case.
Shots rang out on a city bus as people were going about their business. A young father lay dying, and a teen with some sort of perceived beef was holding the smoking gun
Dr. Angela Moses, the author of “The Joy of Single Parenting,” is herself a single mom of two
Nursing moms in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, no longer have to worry about where they can feed their hungry children
At a Sunday afternoon rally targeting Gov. Andrew Cuomo activists demanded special elections and the reopening of 10 Assembly district offices in New York
Mayor Bill de Blasio began curtailing the rapid expansion of charter schools throughout the city, including some Success Academy charters run by former City Council Member Eva Moskowitz,
This weekend, there will be memorial and funeral services held in Jackson, Miss., in celebration of the life of the honorable Lumumba.
Scofflaws and deadbeats had better watch out, because a new tristate area-based organization is looking for those noncustodial parents who refuse to financially support their childre
On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the grassroots movement was stunned by the news of the sudden and unexpected loss of warrior attorney and Jackson, Miss., Mayor Chokwe Lumumba at the age of 66.
“Gov. Andrew Cuomo has no regard for Black or Latino people,” charged Council Member Inez Barron, as she held a press conference on the steps of City Hall to highlight her City Council resolution demanding that the governor call for special elections to fill 11 legislative vacancies in the state Assembly and Senate...
New Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson is the first African-American to assume that position.
Last Saturday, Avonte Oquendo, the 14-year-old mute autistic boy who captured the heart of the tristate area, was funeralized. On Wednesday, Jan. 29, Attorney General Eric Holder threw his support behind Sen. Chuck Schumer’s proposed “Avonte’s Law.” Holder said that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would support a similar program, that would have tracking devices given to autistic children known to be “runners.”
For 25 years, the lives of the Central Park five have been in limbo
The news that New York City did not want to hear was delivered on Monday afternoon. The remains that were found along the shore of the East River in Queens are those of missing autistic teen Avonte
One would be hard-pressed to find a more grassroots, Black Nationalist, U.S.-based freedom-fighting couple than Herman and Iyaluua Ferguson
Londell L. McMillan: an attorney, media mogul, entrepreneur and community activist.
Black New Yorkers got all “turned up” this week as a spate of glossy yet grassroots inaugurations took over the city.
Two teens were gunned down in cold blood, outraging a fed-up community. Three adults were also shot and killed in nearby Irvington, N.J.
With much ceremony, and with Winnie Madizikela-Mandela and Graça Mandela consoling each other in a moving tribute to the late icon, Nelson Mandela was laid to rest in the family plot in his ancestral home of Qunu, South Africa, on Sunday, Dec. 15.
While the film version of Mike Tyson’s one-man play “The Undisputed Truth” played in the background, hundreds of people turned out to get their book signed by the former heavyweight champion at a packed event at Brooklyn’s Restoration Plaza on Friday, Dec. 13.
New Yorkers turned out to the Nelson Mandela tribute at Boys and Girls High School in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and the Department of Education (DOE) announced the creation of the Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice, a new high school that is slated to be located in the Boys and Girls High School campus at Fulton Street and Utica Avenue in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
outh African President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela died on December 5
Did Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio make worse an already fragile relationship between the NYPD and the Black community?
The people of South Africa along with admirers from around the world will feel the loss of this leader, activist and revolutionary
There is some confusion and tension over the latest book on Malcolm X, “The Diary of Malcolm X.”
On Monday, Amsterdam News staff writer Cyril Josh Barker noticed that on the back of one of four “Find Avonte” posters taped to a ground floor lobby window, someone had scribbled a note that stated: “Kid seen on 127th St. 7 Ave. in front of Salem Church on Sat.” Salem Church, Daniel Oquendo, Avonte Oquendo, Avonte, Salem Methodist Church, Norma Lewis, Harlem Children Zone, Sabrina Perez, 28th Precinct, autistic,
Balloons sailed into the Sunday night sky at the corner of Sutter Avenue and Hendrix Street, now also known as Daesean Hill Drive.
Hip hop show brings big superstars to Brooklyn