Mumia Abu-Jamal: The only treatment is freedom

Tuesday, April 20, 9:34 a.m. Mumia’s medical attorneys have received word from the Open Heart ICU doctors. Mumia’s surgery was successful.

We must address Black maternal health disparities

Last week, yet another young Black parent was taken away from us by gun violence.

A celebration of Kaitlyn Greenidge

As many of my Amsterdam News readers know, I have decided to extend February’s Black History Month and March’s Women’s History Month into a celebration of Black women for the next several months.

Richmond casino competition exposes Norfolk’s naked shame

The city of Richmond, VA will soon select a casino development proposal from among three different bidders.

Heart of the matter

Jerry Blackwell’s rebuttal after the closing arguments in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis on Monday had a resonance and conviction that brought to mind the eloquence of the late Johnnie Cochran.

URBAN AGENDA: City’s Future Promise Lies in Increased School Funding

You can draw a straight line between school funding and the classroom learning experience. Money matters in the quality of education provided to students, who are essential to New York City’s future.

Another fatal mistake

Tim Gannon, the police chief in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, during a press conference on Monday described Daunte Wright’s death as an accident, that the officer had “deployed her gun instead of her Taser.”

Prepare your young learner with 3-K and Pre-K for All

As educators, our job is to prepare our students for a successful, productive life, empowered with the skills they need to chase their dreams—and early childhood programs are where it all begins.

Our criminal justice system is a farce

Daunte Wright lay dead on the ground for hours, while his family, his girlfriend, friends and community members anguished over news of his murder by police. Before his body was even cold the narrative was being set.

Dangers Seen and Unseen

Privately and publicly I have been so thankful and blessed not having contracted COVID-19 and having been able to continue to travel domestically /internationally in my TV broadcasting life, without any interruption.

The Gotham Book Prize

This year’s winner of the inaugural Gotham Book Prize is James McBride for his novel “Deacon King Kong” (Riverhead Books, 2020), a masterful tale that should be required reading for all New Yorkers.

The road from virtual to real

A little more than one year has gone by since the first reported death in New York City caused by COVID-19; 30,000 more deaths were to follow to mark this somber anniversary.

Why I Went on Hunger Strike for Excluded Workers

Why I Went on Hunger Strike for Excluded Workers

Cannabis legalization will benefit all New Yorkers

The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) has become law, and it’s a success all New Yorkers can be proud of.

Will justice and truth prevail in the George Floyd trial?

America is watching the George Floyd trial. The world is too. It began last week, and the media is covering it on every side.