‘Queen & Slim’

I usually do not write reviews of plays or movies while I am still trying to process them.

Israel’s doctors will cross the planet to save a life

When the world’s poorest or most isolated nations need emergency medical assistance, there is always one nation that will heed the call—Israel.

Black communities call on Comcast to #KeepStarz, and end Black viewer tax

In recent years, Comcast has lured Black audiences with the Starz show “POWER,” and Latinx communities with the Starz show “VIDA.”

Are Republicans playing by their own rules to win?

“Voting rights advocates and civil rights groups filed the federal challenge shortly after DeSantis signed into law a measure (SB 7066) that requires felons to pay ‘legal financial obligations,’ such as restitution, fines and fees, to be eligible to have ...

URBAN AGENDA: Time for New York to Take Up Clean Slate Program

As the 2020 legislative session approaches, many New Yorkers are wondering how legislators can follow up on 2019’s landmark efforts.

Michael Bloomberg, King of Stop and Frisk, tries to make everyone forget

In 2010 in New York City, 601,285 people were stopped-and-frisked by the New York City Police and 315,083 of them were Black. In 2011, 685,724 individuals were stopped and 350,743 were Black.

Law Enforcement groups condemn statement by Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte on impact of a menthol cigarette ban

The leaders of several influential law enforcement groups joined to condemn comments made last week by Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte who represents Brooklyn’s 42nd Assembly District.

Homeless fiasco: our collective failure of epic proportions in New York City

When it comes to New York City’s affordable housing crisis, you and I are just as much to blame as our mayor, Bill de Blasio.

Rethinking diversity hiring

At a recent gala event for Black leaders, the keynote speaker addressed this issue directly.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving dear Amsterdam News readers. Each year we dedicate a special day to gather with friends and family, make traditional meals, and give thanks for the abundance in our lives.

Comcast vs Byron Allen Supreme Court hearing analysis

This week I had the privilege to hear oral argument at the Supreme Court of the United States of America in Comcast v. National Association of African American-Owned Media.

Shop small (not the online mall)

The holiday season is upon us and we all know the temptation of online shopping. The ease of getting the things we want at the click of a button might seem harmless, but it has major consequences for local small ...

Despite problems, we must always be thankful

If you don’t have any problems, just keep on living. I have heard that expression many times. When I am speaking with young people, I always use that phrase to let them know that life won’t always be a bed ...

URBAN AGENDA - Stop Depending on Police to Address the Poor: Expand Fair Fares

New York City has a great opportunity to dial down the worrisome battle underway between the poor and police on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s subways and buses

Becoming numb to mass shootings

Each time we experience a mass shooting, we repeat the pattern—a point I have made in previous columns.