Not so fast, Governor Cuomo

The New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently gave his State of the State Address in which he outlined his vision for the state and how he plans to be on the front lines of the resistance against the president.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #51

As we enter the second year of the reign of the Trump administration, we are reminded again with his most recent remarks the perilous times in which we live and the need more than ever for the consoling voice and ...

A broken system

One of our first meetings together involved a police officer who was tired of arresting Black and Brown teens in low-income neighborhoods for turnstile jumping. He knew most of the teens simply could not afford the fare.

Haiti earthquake anniversary is a chance to stand in solidarity with immigrants

I found out that I was different from my fellow immigrant classmates in high school, as I applied for college and scholarships.

A revolutionary new solution for mental health care

The United States of America is an amazing place, where the power of ingenuity is on full display every day.

The president of the United States is not a normal situation

There is something dangerous when the president of the United States is playing games with an enemy nation, “My nuclear button is bigger than yours,” said Stephen Hayes of The Weekly Standard magazine. No one in his right mind should ...

Supreme Court to look at Ohio purging nonvoters

Civil rights groups argue that when Ohio purged names of nonvoters, it violated federal law. Ohio counters that it is purging names to prevent voter fraud. Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear this troubling voting rights case.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go #50

OK, you say you are a “very stable genius,” but why should we believe you? President Trump, you have been such lying hypocrite, and we wonder what IQ test determined this outcome, although we know it is merely your estimation ...

Fix the Subway, and Make It More Affordable

This month, Gov. Cuomo’s “Fix NYC” panel is expected to deliver recommendations on how New York can generate the hundreds of millions in revenue needed to improve and maintain our city’s ailing mass transit system.

Black women need real change, not just thanks

After Roy Moore’s defeat at the hands of Alabama voters—driven by Black voter turnout, especially the votes of Black women—we saw the celebration, credit-taking, and meaning-making that usually accompanies a progressive electoral victory.

Is Donald Trump the Worst President on Minority Issues in 50 Years?

Donald Trump, a man best known as a “birther” with a reality TV show and a real estate empire, who claimed that Mexico was sending drugs and rapists to the United States, was sworn in as president on January 20, ...

Happy New Year!

Happy 2018, Amsterdam News readers! I do hope your new year is already filled with promise, a sense of hope and a recommitment to self-care and happiness.

Our civic duty to improve police-community relations

The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board is a manifestation of the age-old notion that those who ensure public safety need people who watch over them, too.

Justice Department unwilling to allow minority ownership to advance

As one of only two African-American TV station licensees in the country, I recently wrote the Federal Communications Commission voicing strong support for the advancement of minority ownership and diversity.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go #49

In Tuesday’s New York Times, A.G. Sulzberger, the paper’s new publisher, recounted portions of the paper’s history, noting that it began when his great-great-grandfather, Adolph Ochs, left his hometown of Chattanooga, Tenn. for New York City.