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Nayaba Arinde

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Haiti needs us

"Haiti today faced a natural disaster of unprecedented proportion, an earthquake unlike anything the country...

FELA! - Adesola pays special tribute

"Fela!" only has one more week left on Broadway as it comes to the end...

Anti-war, defend Libya protest scheduled for Friday

"When Africa called, Libya answered," declared Omowale Clay for the December 12th Movement International Secretariat....

Malcolm X grandson decries Marable biography on 86th birthday observation

Throwing a book at the book, "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention," Malcolm Shabazz, grandson...

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Supporters tell city: 'Compensate the Central Park Jogger 5'

Central park jogger.jpg The Central Park Jogger case has hit the headlines again. On Tuesday,...

Comptroller Thompson: 'I am definitely running for mayor--no really I am'

With an "always bet on Black" swagger of a cool, calm and confident New Yorker,...

Whites shot in Bed-Stuy; media cover up?

Three white men were shot in a Bed-Stuy apartment building in the morning of April...

Combating the 'Tarzan effect' in Haiti

Combating the 'Tarzan effect' in Haiti By NAYABA ARINDE Amsterdam News Editor "We are looking...

Barron's passionate launch of the Freedom Party

"We can say that the Freedom Party was born in the heat of struggle, in...

CHALLENGE

It is official: City Councilman Charles Barron has just announced that he is going to...

Harlem teen shooting highlights 'state of emergency'

George White was a regular 15-year-old who lived on Frederick Douglas Boulevard off West 140th...

Groundless gossip: Gov. Paterson slams salacious speculations

"The purpose of the rumors is to get people to think more about whether or...

Run-off heating up in Trenton

It's coming down to the wire now. Trentonians are getting ready to mark their figurative...

A Haitian on Haiti: Editor Gary Pierre Pierre speaks on the plight of his nation

"The dead bodies lying in the street were really jarring. The smell of the dead...

Cuomo's qualm

On Saturday, there was a not-so-secret secret meeting of leading Black politicos discussing what to...

'Scottsboro Boys' fallout continues

"I remember going to a rally to free the Scottsboro Boys in 1933 in Harlem,"...

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Cheryl Wills: anchored in pride and commitment

Don't let the smooth and mellow news anchor delivery fool you. Get NY1 news veteran...

MWBE legislation is going to change job creation in NYS

A curious term "minority," oft times used with inaccurate reference in this current-day lexicon to...

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Vote Nov 2: Our future depends on it

Rev. Dr. Congressman Adam Clayton Powell once asked, "What's in your hands? Representation, referendums and...

Less bullets, more books

A team of dedicated "violence interrupters" will be walking through the streets of East New...

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Coffins and community activists make a point to stop the violence

The Tsunami of Peace rally was enough to stop traffic, as a convoy of hearses,...

Mohamed Bonkoungou: The grand Diasporan

"I am a good Diasporan," smiles Mohamed Bonkoungou, who works in Harlem, lives in the...

April showers down knowledge and power

April R. Silver is more than a mere 25-hour, eight-days-a-week New York City publicist. She...

New stop and frisk law signed, questions still linger...

"People are tried of getting stopped," Governor David Paterson told the Amsterdam News in an...

Pass the Bill

It is a disgrace that continues to shock people the world over. "Give the 9...

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Brownstone Buddies bring us their entrepreneurial energy

"We want to thank President Barack Obama for ushering in a new era of awareness...

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Blackface on Broadway

Imagine "Slavery: The Musical," the Broadway smash; "Lynching," the runaway West End hit; or "Precious:...

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Questions rise over police shooting in the Bronx

Amidst the shouting was the weeping of bystanders and family members, who gathered at the...

No official stamp, Freedom Party marches on anyway

The morning after the night before Freedom Party supporters hit the ground running. "Oh we...

William Thompson running in 2013

"I have made a decision," former city comptroller Bill Thompson called to tell the Amsterdam...

Activists call on Gov to pardon John White

An appeals court has upheld the manslaughter conviction of John White. White, a 56-year-old working,...

EXCLUSIVE: John White feels 'blessed and highly favored'

"I am blessed and highly favored." John White is forever thankful. The fact he is...

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BITTER PILL

Parents, educators and elected officials gathered at the Department of Education HQ at the Tweed...

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Advocating for the children, parents rally at school hearing

"Why is the DOE trying to put so many charter schools in Bed-Stuy unless they...

Aziza Miller, music maestro and poetic pianist

Aziza Miller is a marvelous, striking individual. And not just because she looks 40, she's...

Liu says he's the man that can

"I am running for comptroller because this is the office that is instrumental to change...

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Offensive cookie still crumbling

Fueled by three parts righteous indignation and one part is-he-out-of-his-mind? 20 or so activists gathered...

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THE PEOPLE'S INAUGURATION

"End of an error--and the beginning of an era!" shouted Washingtonian resident and student Imani...

Gwen Gilyard: a pioneer in her own rite

A quiche baking in the kitchen lent its powerful aroma throughout Gwendolyn Akua Afriyie Gilyard's...

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The post-election aftermath and a little anaylsis

The morning after the night before: The streets of New York urban areas are sort...

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'CRUSHED HEARTS'

It is possible that there was never such a heart wrenching wail heard from a...

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Amadou's renewable gift to New York

Twenty-three-year-old Amadou Diallo died in a hail of police bullets on Feb.4, 1999, but not...

BET's big inauguration plans

Big, bold, accurate and proud is what BET's inauguration coverage will be, according to Keith...

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Bone marrow drives to save Jasmina

"Jasmina needs a bone marrow transplant immediately. We have held drives and the public response...

EMERGENCY

"There is a state of emergency in the urban community," determined Andre Mitchell, founder and...

Guns 'n' roses

Gun violence made headlines again this week. The NYPD told the AmNews that "shootings to...

Thanks and remembrance for Amadou

"It's tough," Kadiatou Diallo told the AmNews on the eve of the 10th anniversary of...

MURDEREDFallen angels: Stop the killing

This week's AmNews front page is meant to be jarring. And heart-wrenching. Does it make...

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Adofo Muhammad: Man of principle on a mission

A young man from the 'burbs is making his mark in and on one of...

Harlem Children Zone hosting bone marrow drive for Jasmina

"Jasmina had a biopsy on Monday, but the results were not good. She now has...