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City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, at the March 8 Newsmakers briefing at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, with Errol Louis, CUNY J-school professor and NY1 political correspondent (Photo by Marco Poggio for the Center for the Community and Ethnic Media)

Council Speaker Johnson Addresses Ethnic Media

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson met with the community and ethnic press at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism March 8.

Kadiatou Diallo (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Remembering Amadou Diallo 20 Years Later

Bronx, Police February 7, 2019 at 6:01 pm

In an Amsterdam News story, Kadiatou Diallo reflects on the death of her son Amadou at the hands of police and how “the community is still going through the same things 20 years later.”

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Gwen Carr on Strength and Activism

Black, New York, Police December 13, 2018 at 5:17 pm

Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, speaks to Amsterdam News about how becoming an activist helped in the healing process.

Robert Jackson (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Robert Jackson, ‘Never Out’ of Politics

African American, Elections 2018, Manhattan September 27, 2018 at 5:28 pm

Robert Jackson speaks to Amsterdam News following his primary defeat of former Independent Democratic Conference member state Sen. Marisol Alcantara.

(Photo by Malcolm Manners, Creative commons license)

Making NYC Teachers More Culturally Responsive

Education, New York April 2, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Amsterdam News reports on a survey of NYC teachers and their views on culturally responsive teaching.

Parents from M.S. 325 at the PEP meeting on February 28 where the decision on the school closing was made. (Photo by Nancy Rodriguez-Delgado via Bronx Times)

Bronx School Closing – Too Few ESL Teachers?

Bronx, Education March 19, 2018 at 12:11 pm

The president of the Parent Association at M.S. 325 says the school does not have enough resources to serve its large number of English language learners, report Bronx Times and Amsterdam News.

Bronx High School of Science (Photo by Dave Winer, Creative commons license)

Making Specialized High Schools More Diverse

African American, Black, Education, Latino, Youth February 27, 2018 at 2:28 pm

Amsterdam News takes a look at the underrepresentation of Black and Hispanics at the city’s specialized high schools.

Melissa Freeman (Photo via Amsterdam News)

At 91, Treating Opioid Addiction

African American, Health, Manhattan, Women January 16, 2018 at 5:42 pm

Melissa Freeman, the granddaughter of a slave, treated patients during the early stages of the opioid crisis and at the age of 91 runs a methadone clinic and a medical practice in Manhattan, reports Amsterdam News.

Keelah Chung portrays “Lost Queen” designed by Drillz International. It is one of 12 sections featured in “Coming to America.” (Photo by Photo by Nelson A. King via Caribbean Life)

Getting Ready for Carnival in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture August 31, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Caribbean Life and Brooklyn media outlets report on what to expect on Labor Day for J’Ouvert and the West Indian American Day Parade, which celebrates its 50th anniversary.

State Sen. Brian Benjamin (far right) joins locals in saying "Harlem, not SoHa." (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

No More ‘SoHa’?

Manhattan, Real Estate July 7, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Keller Williams Realty appears to have backed off from using the term “SoHa” in attracting new residents to South Harlem, reports Amsterdam News. Residents and public officials continue to speak out against such actions.

Grave of blues singer Mamie Smith in Frederick Douglass Memorial Park (Photo by Stephon Johnson via Amsterdam News)

On SI, an African-American Cemetery is Neglected

African American, History, Staten Island May 12, 2017 at 5:10 pm

A cemetery on Staten Island where African-American luminaries are buried is in disrepair, Amsterdam News reports.

Protesting the Bedford Union Armory development. (Photo via Amsterdam News)

The ‘Whitening’ of Crown Heights

Brooklyn, Housing March 24, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Amsterdam News reports on a new study that challenges the affordability of planned development at the Bedford Union Armory in Crown Heights.

(Photo by Melanie Dunea via the Food Bank of NYC)

More Meal Gap Challenges Ahead in NYC

Black, Food, Manhattan, New York February 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm

The Amsterdam News checks in on the West 116th Street location of the Food Bank of NYC.

(Photo via Amsterdam News)

‘Three Photographers from the Bronx’ Capture Social Unrest

Culture, History, New York March 17, 2015 at 5:30 pm

The photographs of Jules Aarons, Morton Broffman and Joe Conzo, now on exhibit at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, depict decades of community activism and protest, the civil rights movement, and urban shifts, reports Amsterdam News.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speak at the 25th Precinct in Harlem. (Photo by

New NYPD Protocol Trains Cops to Watch Their Mouths

Government March 14, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Amsterdam News reports that the NYPD will retrain officers in how they interact with the public, as it is what they say that often lands them in trouble.

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