Patience Edet Goanue

Patience Edet Goanue is a journalism major and graduating senior student at CUNY's York College where she currently serves as the news director of the college radio station YC Radio and as a reporter with the college newspaper, Pandora’s Box. She has more than ten years of experience as a broadcaster with the United Nations in post war Liberia, West Africa. In February 2008, representing Liberia, she joined four other African journalists from Ghana, Rwanda, Tanzania and Benin at a White House Radio roundtable with President George W. Bush. She intends to passionately cover the Black communities as she did in Liberia during its sensitive and crucial post war period. She is joining the Amsterdam News staff for the Spring 2014 internship semester.

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York College celebrates the achievements of past members of its Teachers as Leaders Program

On Thursday, May 15, the York College Black Male Initiative Program recognized the achievements of previous participants of the Teachers as Leaders Program during a welcome back event on the college’s campus in Jamaica, Queens.

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City Council member grades reaffirm commitment to advocating for human rights

13 city officials received certificates from the Urban Justice Center on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan on Thursday, April 3. These council members received passing grades from the annual New York City Council Human Rights Report Card.

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Barclays Center opens DBNA ‘Meditation Room’

The Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance (DBNA) Meditation Room inside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center has officially opened after recent renovations

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State Sen Bill Perkins’ Dream Act solution

State Sen. Bill Perkins said the Dream Act still has a chance to be included in the budget

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Heroic kidney donation by AmNews staff yields positive feedback

Last weekend, Sandra Galloway, 60, was excited to go back to doing one of the things she loves doing most—singing in her church choir

It Does Not Have To End in Violence or Death

A group of black youth were pulled over by a police officer in New Jersey on March 8. They were just leaving a conference at the Princeton University Campus. But the story does not end as you expect.

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A Non-Profit Community Organization Helps New Yorkers Enroll in ObamaCare as Deadline Approaches

The Community Healthcare Network-CHN will hold three health insurance enrollment drives in Long Island City, Jamaica and Harlem, for those who are not yet insured under the Affordable Care Act.

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Helmsley Charitable Fund gives Grants to 10 Historically Black Higher Institutions

Historically Black Colleges and Universities received a financial boost from the Helmsley Charitable Trust.

New York City Schools Now Observe Lunar New Year as a Holiday

Lawmakers announced the passage of legislation that would allow New York City schools to be closed on the Lunar New Year holiday. The announcement was made at the headquarters of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association in Manhattan, just blocks from P.S. 130 and other schools with large Asian American student populations, a press release said.

A Heroic Kidney Donation by AmNews Staff Yields Positive Feedback

Sandra Galloway, 60, was excited to return to, singing in her church choir. This had been almost two years after getting a new kidney.

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