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Viola Davis has opened up about her prediabetes diagnosis, sharing that she comes from a family with a history of type 2...
05/16/2019
Viola Davis reveals diabetes diagnosis and campaign to raise awareness

Viola Davis has opened up about her prediabetes diagnosis, sharing that she comes from a family with a history of type 2 diabetes.

Academy Award winner Viola Davis has opened up about her prediabetes diagnosis, sharing that she comes from a family with a history of type 2 diabetes.

Entrepreneur Michael "Mikey" Cole founded Mickey Likes It with hopes to fill a void in communities where Black people ar...
05/15/2019
Black-owned ice cream shop in NYC getting national attention

Entrepreneur Michael "Mikey" Cole founded Mickey Likes It with hopes to fill a void in communities where Black people are mostly misrepresented.

Everyone in New York City seems to love the world's first and only pop-cultured inspired ice cream shop called Mikey Likes It Ice Cream and it's creating quite a buzz across the whole nation as well.

The newly appointed federal monitor overseeing NYCHA is telling frustrated tenants that help is on the way.
05/15/2019
Federal monitor urges patience on NYCHA troubles

The newly appointed federal monitor overseeing NYCHA is telling frustrated tenants that help is on the way.

For the second time in three months, Bart Schwartz - the newly appointed federal monitor charged with overseeing the ailing New York Housing Authority -- essentially told a crowd of frustrated tenants that help is on the way, but they must be patient.

Numbers reveal that more African Americans are heading to state and national parks to go camping. Thinking about a vacat...
05/14/2019
Make the most of your camping trip this Great Outdoors Month

Numbers reveal that more African Americans are heading to state and national parks to go camping. Thinking about a vacation to the great outdoors? Check out these tips.

Great Outdoors Month, celebrated in June, is the perfect opportunity for a camping expedition.

The future of the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn is again in question as a budget shortfall threatens to force i...
05/14/2019
Brooklyn Black haven from 1800s is in danger

The future of the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn is again in question as a budget shortfall threatens to force it to close.

Weeksville could have vanished altogether once before.

Black Americans have the highest incidence of high blood pressure, with one out of two adults having some form of hypert...
05/12/2019
Learn your numbers during Stroke Awareness Month

Black Americans have the highest incidence of high blood pressure, with one out of two adults having some form of hypertension.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and it is very significant to me, because I am a stroke survivor.

Happy Mother's Day! Tell us your plans for Mother's Day and why your mom is so great!
05/12/2019

Happy Mother's Day! Tell us your plans for Mother's Day and why your mom is so great!

OP-ED: African-American workers are dramatically underrepresented in non-union shops, and non-union Hispanic workers ear...
05/11/2019
A fair wage for working men and women

OP-ED: African-American workers are dramatically underrepresented in non-union shops, and non-union Hispanic workers earn 34.5 percent less than those in unions.

There’s a push in Albany right now to make sure that construction workers who work on projects funded with taxpayer money are paid a fair wage.

Corey and Tamara Galloway own an arena football team and PacPlex in Brooklyn.
05/11/2019
Meet the first Black sports owners in New York

Corey and Tamara Galloway own an arena football team and PacPlex in Brooklyn.

Power couple Corey and Tamara Galloway are transforming East New York and Brownsville by investing in the Brooklyn communities. With th...

TODAY: The Bronx Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta is hosting a Black college fair today in Baychester. Check out our...
05/11/2019
Bronx Deltas hosting HBCU Fair

TODAY: The Bronx Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta is hosting a Black college fair today in Baychester. Check out our story for details.

The Bronx Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. is hosting a historically Black college and university fair and Career Event.

Trump has often chided the media for manufacturing “fake news” about him and his policies, but the numbers he boaste...
05/10/2019
Trump vs. Dems—constitutional crisis?

Trump has often chided the media for manufacturing “fake news” about him and his policies, but the numbers he boasted about are now back to haunt him.

For Trump, numbers are what really count. Numbers in the billions as he once boasted of his wealth and a claim back in 2015 that he was the richest, most successful candidate to ever seek the Oval Office.

Does school diversity go beyond specialized high schools? What can be done to level the playing field in all public scho...
05/10/2019
Carranza sticks to his guns, fights for change to SHSAT

Does school diversity go beyond specialized high schools? What can be done to level the playing field in all public schools?

New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio won’t let angry parents get in the way of their desire to remake specialized high schools in their image.

Several candidates are running for the City Council seat in Brooklyn vacated by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.
05/09/2019
Candidates vie for Jumaane Williams’ former seat

Several candidates are running for the City Council seat in Brooklyn vacated by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.

When Jumaane Williams won the special election for New York City public advocate, he left a void in his old New York City Council seat.

05/09/2019

PODCAST: Our interview with NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson will be posted on Friday, May 10.

Be sure to check out a Special Edition of our podcast with our guest NAACP National President Derrick Johnson.
05/08/2019

Be sure to check out a Special Edition of our podcast with our guest NAACP National President Derrick Johnson.

Public housing residents and pastors with Metro Industrial Areas Foundation( Metro IAF) and East Brooklyn Congregations ...
05/08/2019
Some NYCHA senior centers are set to close; residents are outraged

Public housing residents and pastors with Metro Industrial Areas Foundation( Metro IAF) and East Brooklyn Congregations are calling on the mayor to allocate money to NYCHA or resign.

More than a dozen NYCHA senior centers across the city are set to be closed or consolidated and tenants are not happy.

Be sure to check out a Special Edition of the "New York Amsterdam News Podcast" this Thursday featuring NAACP President ...
05/07/2019

Be sure to check out a Special Edition of the "New York Amsterdam News Podcast" this Thursday featuring NAACP President Derrick Johnson.

Delucca Rolle was pepper-sprayed, punched and had his head slammed against concrete by Broward County Sheriff’s deputi...
05/07/2019
NAACP and NNPA lead protest against police brutality

Delucca Rolle was pepper-sprayed, punched and had his head slammed against concrete by Broward County Sheriff’s deputies. The Black teen suffered a fractured nose in the incident which occurred after the teen attempted to recover a cell phone of another teen after a fight.

Delucca “Lucca” Rolle, the 15-year-old high school student who was punched and had his head slammed against the concrete by law enforcement officers last month, joined his attorney and several prominent civil rights activists in a peaceful demonstration in Florida to denounce police brutality.

05/07/2019
The nonprofit Black & Missing Foundation compiled statistics from the FBI which noted that in 2016 alone, 242,295 indivi...
05/06/2019
Black girls continue to disappear but few eyebrows are raised

The nonprofit Black & Missing Foundation compiled statistics from the FBI which noted that in 2016 alone, 242,295 individuals of color were reported missing in the United States.

The epidemic of missing and mostly forgotten African American girls continues to spread throughout the United States.

Be sure to check out a Special Edition of the "New York Amsterdam News Podcast" this Thursday featuring NAACP President ...
05/06/2019

Be sure to check out a Special Edition of the "New York Amsterdam News Podcast" this Thursday featuring NAACP President Derrick Johnson.

FedEx is supporting 75 black entrepreneurs wanting to grow their small businesses through a public/private partnership.
05/06/2019
FedEx partnership aims to grow 75 Black businesses

FedEx is supporting 75 black entrepreneurs wanting to grow their small businesses through a public/private partnership.

“Grow or die,” says Richard Smith referring to future economic growth in Memphis.

In 2000, Black women were incarcerated at six times the rate of white women, but in 2017, black women were imprisoned at...
05/06/2019
SPECIAL REPORT: Mass Incarceration of Women and Minorities a New Crisis

In 2000, Black women were incarcerated at six times the rate of white women, but in 2017, black women were imprisoned at less than double the rate of white women.

Although the number of people in prisons and jails in America has slightly declined, numbers released on Thursday, April 25, by the Bureau of Justice Statistics still show that nearly 1.5 million individuals were in prison by the end of 2017.

05/05/2019
PODCAST: Remembering John Singleton

A private funeral service for John Singleton is set for Monday. A larger public memorial service will take place in the coming weeks.

Entertainment columnist Flo Anthony shares her thoughts on the recent passing of filmmaker John Singleton on this week's episode of our podcast.

Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp touts the city's progression at his recent gala.
05/05/2019
Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp hosts annual gala

Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp touts the city's progression at his recent gala.

The mayor of Plainfield, Adrian O. Mapp, hosted his annual gala Friday, May 3, at Deewan Banquet in Piscataway Township.

A fateful 2004 night in the northern Los Angeles County city of Lancaster, quickly turned Juan Rayford Jr.'s dreams into...
05/04/2019
Black Teens Receive 11 Life Sentences in Crime Where No One Was Hurt

A fateful 2004 night in the northern Los Angeles County city of Lancaster, quickly turned Juan Rayford Jr.'s dreams into a lifelong nightmare.

At 17, Juan Rayford Jr. was like so many other teens with big dreams – he wanted to escape his hardscrabble neighborhood and play college football and perhaps make it into the NFL.

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