String of weekend shootings plague city

Several shootings took place over the weekend.

Man, woman shot and killed while sitting in SUV outside Brooklyn party hall

Two people were shot and killed early Friday while they sat in an SUV outside a Brooklyn party hall, police said.

BEPAA presents the 19th annual tribute to Professor John Henrik Clarke

The Board for the Education of People of African Ancestry will be hosting their 19th annual tribute to Professor John Henrik Clarke Sunday, July 30, at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church at 212 Tompkins Ave. in Brooklyn.

Amazon buying Whole Foods? RWDSU looks at it suspiciously

It’s a big game of Monopoly played by only one person.

Vote ‘NO’ on the CON-CON con

On Nov. 7, 2017, when voters go to the polls to cast their ballot for candidates for various elective offices, including governor and mayor, there’s another part of that ballot—toward the end—that might affect voters as much, if not even ...

Assata Shakur's birthday celebrated in Newark

Assata Shakur’s birthday was celebrated July 16 at the REFAL CTR in Newark hosted by the New Jersey Black Panther Party Commemorative Committee.

The Amsterdam News hosts educational luncheon at Plaza

This week the Amsterdam News Educational Foundation honored women rising in the field of science as the paper celebrated its 108th anniversary.

Sanctuary city status strengthened in Newark

A 10-page executive order spelling out Newark’s sanctuary city status and the protocols and protections that the city provides to undocumented immigrants was signed by Mayor Ras Baraka this week.

500 Men Making a Difference hold summer cleanup in park

Saturday, June 24, 500 Men Making a Difference will host a Herbert von King Park Summer Cleanup.

International African Arts Festival hosting 28th annual Symposium at P.S. 287

July 1, 2017, the International African Arts Festival will be hosting its 28th annual Symposium at PS 287, located at 50 Navy St., Brooklyn, across the street from the International African Arts Festival.

True2Life hosting Peace in the Park Youth Festival

In the spirit of acknowledging Gun Violence Awareness Month, True2Life will be hosting a Peace in the Park Youth Peace Festival June 24.

International & multicultural business, homebuyers and health expo to be hosted in Brooklyn

Thursday, June 22, from 8:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., there will be an International & Multicultural Business, Homebuyers and Health Expo hosted by the New American Chamber of Commerce.

Cuomo looks to establish control over Penn Station

With summer here and New Yorkers’ collective anger at public transportation increasing, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to fix Penn Station.

Rikers correction officer pleads guilty to criminal sex act with inmate

Jose Cosme, a 37-year-old New York City Department of Correction Officer, has pleaded guilty to a third-degree Criminal Sex Act with an inmate in Rikers Island.

Lena Johnson: I am fencing with Olympic dreams

Black New Yorker speech delivered at the Amsterdam News Educational Foundation Luncheon, June 20, 2017