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U.S. Army refuses to take Confederate general names off Brooklyn streets

The U.S. Army has refused to change the names of Brooklyn streets bearing the names of Confederate generals, despite requests from New York's representatives in Congress.

Celebrating the life of Shayk Ahmadou Bamba

Shayk Ahmadou Bamba was born in Senegal, and he served as a Sufi Master in the religion of Islam, living from 1853 to 1927 under French colonial rule.

Sigmas and Zetas come together for cookout in Brooklyn

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. hosted their annual Blue and White Picnic in Prospect Park.

Brownsville Oldtimers Weekend celebration draws thousands to annual neighborhood block party

Elders and people from all ages attended the Brownsville Old Timers Weekend Block Party. The event celebrates the neighborhood's most valued members.

UFT follows AQE’s lead, sends letter opposing SUNY charter regulations

The United Federations of Teachers took the State University of New York’s board of trustees to task for its proposal to lower teacher qualifications for SUNY-authorized charter schools.

RWDSU praises Sheila Oliver as candidate for NJ lieutenant governor

Two presidents of locals RWDSU chapters in New Jersey heaped praised on gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy’s new running mate.

National Night Out with the community and NYPD from Harlem’s 28th Precinct

Thousands of people across New York City attended National Night Out events on Tuesday. The event brings together police and community members in an effort to combat violence.

Alliance of Families for Justice plan march to Albany

As the Alliance of Families for Justice approaches the upcoming date for the March for Justice on Aug. 26, three family members from the AFJ spoke with the Amsterdam News about their future participation and commitment for the March for ...

Another Chance event being held in the Bronx

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark is hosting the second annual summons warrant forgiveness program in the Bronx, inviting residents from all five boroughs to clear their records and move on with their lives.

Changes made to J'Ouvert celebration

Reports indicate that officials are making changes to the annual J’Ouvert celebration that takes place during the early morning hours of the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn.

Elected officials to ride subways for 24 hours

Ahead of the City Council hearing Aug. 8, elected officials plan to ride the rails to hear directly from subway commuters.

The ‘Whole Foods Effect’ comes to Harlem

The new Whole Foods in Harlem has seen loads of customers since its opening July 21.

Damon Young running the Whole Foods ship

As buzz about Whole Foods Market’s Harlem location continues, the man who’s keeping the store running is getting the opportunity to reconnect with the community he says helped direct him to the path he’s on.

New York now considers youth as a factor for inmates’ parole

Parole officials in New York are now considering an offender’s age at the time of their crime in response to court rulings that juvenile offenders serving life sentences must have a meaningful shot at release.

Activists commemorate Assata Shakur’s 70th birthday

A contingent of grassroots activists, artists, admirers and comrades of exiled political refugee Assata Olugbala Shakur came together Sunday, July 16, at Newark’s REFAL Center (271 S. Ninth St.) to acknowledge her with “For the Love of Freedom: Assata Is ...