Nayaba Arinde

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No Justice for Breonna Taylor

A grand jury announced that Officer Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment in connection in the police killing of Breonna Taylor.

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9/11 changed the world as we know it

Amsterdam News editor Nayaba Arinde reflect on 9/11

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Chadwick Boseman: A life of purpose and impact

From portraying the kicking-in-the-doors Thurgood Marshall to the fictional, yet powerful T’Challa from Wakanda, the beloved actor Chadwick Boseman grabbed international attention.

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Summering in the City

Namaste-ing all along the Black Lives Mural on Harriet Ross Tubman Avenue/Fulton Street, Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, the ladies and gents from Stacked Yoga brought their mats and bottled water to Sunday morning class on July 26

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Saying bye-bye to baby Davell

The family of stray-bullet-slain baby Davell Gardner had him funeralized on Monday, July 27, at Tabernacle Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Brooklyn.

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Borough President Eric Adams calls out perceived police slowdown on 911 calls

“Cure violence is the solution,” A.T. Mitchell, CEO and founder of Man Up! Inc. told the Amsterdam News. “They can replace guns with jobs in these streets, and that would cut down the violence immediately.”

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COVID CRISIS…fear, isolation, pain and HOPE

“They are not statistics, they are fathers, mothers, brothers, siblings, children, aunts and uncles, grandparents…”

Brooklyn teacher Samuel Adewumi told the Amsterdam News that he heard that someone called a Brooklyn testing location and, “They gave them an appointment in three weeks. You might not have three weeks to live if you are impacted by COVID-19. You won’t show up, because you would have passed.”

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Coronavirus Hits Home: Local politician hospitalized

Actor Idris Elba, Brooklyn Assemblyman Charles Barron, the Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant, Bronx City Councilmember Ritchie Torres, Afro jazz legend Manu Dibango—all just announced that they have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The global pandemic is hitting locally with 1,300 diagnosed in the city, and 23,000 in New York State with the death toll at 20 as of Wednesday afternoon, March 18.

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Tom Watkins hosts his happy early 83rd birthday in Brooklyn

At a lovely brownstone party Daily Challenge publisher Tom Watkins celebrated his 83rd birthday early with a host of family and friends in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020.

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GGG Hyacinth Bourne,103, makes her transition

Great-great-great Hyacinth Bourne,103rd made her transition just one month after her 103rd birthday, in Bed Stuy Brooklyn on Sunday, 26th, January, 2020.

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