Letters to the Editor


Marijuana legalization and regulation

Marijuana being legalized could create a large number of jobs and plenty of economic resources and opportunities.

Advocating for my father: the attorney, Robert Peterson Burns

My dad was one of many exemplary colored attorneys and judges within the judiciary system. Robert Peterson Burns served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War; he worked his way through college earning himself a law ...

Women’s City Club of New York looks at poverty

Although recent U.S. Census figures illustrate a declining national poverty rate, down to 12.7 percent in 2016 from 13.5 percent in 2015, the inescapable fact was that nationally more than 40 million people were living in poverty.

Letter to the Editor: Coverage of Las Vegas shooting

This letter is in response to the articles covering the recent shooting in Las Vegas.

Rose should stay in the Garden

I am writing this letter, supporting point guard Derrick Rose continuing to play in the Garden.

US immigration policy and steady economy intertwined

Dear Editor, Movement supporters may look unique.

A new kind of Black History Month

Every day for the month of February this year, I have posted, to my Facebook page, the photo and story of a Black person who was killed by police.

Dear Editor

As the new school year resumes this month, my thoughts turn to those students who have the will to succeed, but not always the resources.

Please Stop Smoking, It's Killing Us

My name is Adama, and I live in West Harlem. As a teenager I am aware of a lot of things, and what I notice most is how many of my peers and other younger children are exposed to the ...

Crown Heights Uprising Anniversary

I’m sending this letter to you regarding the Crown Heights Riots in 1991.

A Black view from Scotland: 'Surely Chris Rock will do the right thing'

AmNews reader Amanda Baker gives her take on the Oscars boycott and Chris Rock

HUD proposes smoking ban across all public housing

Deidre M. Sully, deputy director of NYC Smoke-Free, wirtes about smoking in public housing.

Tamir Rice killing shows why Black leaders distrust judicial process

We are troubled with the news that a police officer will not be indicted for the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice because one witness claimed the boy may have posed a threat to the community.

An open letter to the Daily News

Charles Barron and Inez Barron writes scathing letter to Daily News about its report regarding the conviction of Sheldon Silver.

Give this giving season

New York City Mission Society teaches us how to give this holiday season.