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.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities received a financial boost from the Helmsley Charitable Trust.
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.
Sandra Galloway, 60, was excited to return to, singing in her church choir. This had been almost two years after getting a new kidney.
The founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund and a notable civil rights activists were inducted Monday Feb. 24, 2014 into the South Carolina Hall of fame at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
On Feb. 26, the White House honored 10 heroes known as “Champions of Change” for creating opportunities for young people underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries
The organizers of the 45th NAACP Image Awards have launched an app. Now viewers around the country can experience the award show on both Android and iPhone. The award show is on Saturday, February 22.
Members of New Yorkers Against Bratton continued to call for the removal of NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton at a rally on the steps of the Brooklyn City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 3.
After Michael Dunn's mistrial ruling in the case of the shooting death of Jordan Davis, 17, Twitter users respond using with #DangerousBlackKids
The 2014 Olympic Winter Games opened in Sochi, Russia on Feb. 7 and is expected to run through to the 23. The 17 days of competition features 15 disciplines of the seven International Olympic Committee-recognized winter sports, according to Team USA.
The Harlem Globetrotters for more than 80 years have entertained families and millions of fans with their basketball games. But playing the game is not all that the Harlem Globetrotters are about.