Nia Sanders

Nia Sanders is a Summer 2014 editorial intern at the Amsterdam News and rising senior at SUNY Albany with a double major in History and Sociology. She has a great interest in the communications field and looks to apply her sociological and historical knowledge in her communications work.

Recent Stories

Search for the Nigerian girls continues

Nigerians and Americans of all ages stood in front of Nigeria House, the Consulate General of Nigeria, in Manhattan with signs that said “Bring Back Our Girls” and “Freedom Now for Kidnapped #NigerianGirls.”

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War On Summer Violence Begins

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.

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Zendaya relinquishes lead role as Aaliyah

Actress and singer Zendaya announced on June 30th that she will no longer play Aaliyah in the late-singer's Lifetime biopic.

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New York State of Appeals Rejects Cyberbullying Law

Albany County's 2012 Cyberbullying law was struck down on Tuesday.

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Looking back on the Civil Rights Act half a century later

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Remembering the life of Jazz Legend Horace Silver

A memorial service will be held for jazz musician Horace Silver on Monday, July 7th at the St Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church, located on 290 Henry Street in Manhattan.

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The Search for the Nigerian Girls Continues

Nigerians and Americans of all ages stood in front of the Nigeria house in Manhattan with signs that said 'Bring Back Our Girls" and "Freedom Now for Kidnapped #NigerianGirls."

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Minority Students Prepare for the Miss National UNCF Coronation Pageant

This summer marks the beginning of the Miss National United Negro College Fund [UNCF] Coronation Pageant.

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Community Risk and Resiliency Act Passes in the State Assembly and Senate

The New York State Assembly and Senate passed the Community Risk and Resiliency Act on Thursday in response to the recent extreme weather events and the impact it has had on New York resident.

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Surprising Parole for Black Panther Sekou Kambui

Black Panther Sekou Kambui was granted parole on June 18th and is in the process in transitioning to a halfway house.

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