Reflecting on 9/11

Last week was the 18th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the entire United States.

Big changes needed at the CIA to advance Trump’s smart strategy

After decades of American predictability, President Trump’s unexpected decision to cancel a secret Camp David meeting with the Taliban is the latest example of the effectiveness and strength of the strategy of the Trump negotiation team.

U.S. military paying Trump’s companies for business around the world

The House Oversight Committee has launched an investigation into whether President Trump has personally enriched his family, and his company. Many in the country are extremely angry about these incidents, but the reason most candidates run for office on any ...

New York City’s education system is racist and unresponsive to Black/Brown students

Let’s call it what it is. New York City’s education system is racist and until there is an unapologetic dismantling of its system which breeds racial inequity and disparities to maintain the status quo, New York City public schools will ...

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #137

There is nothing in the Obama matrix that doesn’t infuriate Trump. Among his most recent missiles at the Obamas—and this time he assails the couple—is their Higher Ground Production Company that launched the first in a series of documentaries and ...

URBAN AGENDA: While Trump Panders to HBCUs, New York Acts to Protect Student Borrowers

President Donald Trump went to the annual convention of historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) in Houston last week to evoke America First, the nationalist sentiment that won him overwhelming support among white conservatives.

Flying While Black: Stop the U.S. Congress from Raising Air Travel Taxes

On Capitol Hill, some lawmakers are championing what is essentially a regressive tax on airline passengers that would raise the cost of flying – painfully, on working families.

Thank you to all the teachers

Millions of children are back in school and the school year has officially begun.

What we can learn from storms

As Tropic storm Dorian tore through the Bahamas this week, wreaking havoc and causing loss of human life and destruction of property in the billions of dollars, many of us sat transfixed before the spectacle unfolding on our television screen, ...

New York’s repeal of the religious exemption to vaccines: what it means for African American families

On Saturday, Sept. 14, Reverend Sharpton’s National Action Network will host the Harlem Vaccine Forum at its 106 West 145th St. headquarters at noon.

Mental health crisis and police officers, counseling and cops?

Recent incidents of suicides within the NYPD has many people asking, “What is going on? Why are these happening? What can we do about it? What should we do about it? How do we protect our protectors?”

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #136

The quiz this week, dear students, is how many former members of the Trump administration have either been fired, resigned, or a little bit of both?

Black lives mattered on 9/11

"It was no surprise when the 12 Black firefighters who died that day didn’t seem to get the same recognition as the white firefighters who also gave their lives."

9/11 changed the world as we know it

Amsterdam News editor Nayaba Arinde reflect on 9/11

We must protect the environment

I almost cannot wrap my mind around the photos of the burning Amazon rainforest in Brazil. Often referred to as the earth’s lungs, the destruction of the Amazon’s flora, fauna, animals, and overall ecosystem should frighten all of us and ...