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Day: <span>April 1, 2010</span>

Teacher Accused of Writing Racist Blog

Fifteen-year-old Sojourner James, a smart and bubbly sophomore At The High School of Graphic Communication Arts (HSGCA) has many friends. But she refuses to go to her science class after reading a nasty blog in March mentioning her on the adult lurkingglass.com. High school is a place where students should feel safe, welcomed and most […]readmore

Black Writers Conference Gives Writers Collective Voice

The 10th Annual National Black Writers Conference initiated on Thursday, March 25, 2010 and concluded Sunday, March 28, 2010 with author readings, workshops and panel discussions by prominent black writers. Major themes included reconstructing memory, environmentalism and ecology, and community restoration. Among those honored include Honorary Chair Toni Morrison, Amiri Baraka, Kamau Brathwaite and Dr. […]readmore

200,000 Call for Immigration Reform on National Mall

They came by car, bus, and plane. One man walked from NYC. Daughters, mothers, fathers, and sons from all walks of life descended upon the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to call for reform of the nation’s immigration system. The vast majority were of Hispanic descent, yet immigrants and their supporters in attendance were there […]readmore

Assemblyman Boyland Calls for Multicultural Curriculum Statewide

William Boyland, Jr., representing the 55th Assembly District in Brooklyn, has introduced legislation that, on its face, is deceptively simple: a statewide mandate for multicultural education.  All schools, including elementary, junior and senior high schools, shall be required to teach a multicultural curriculum. The State Education Commissioner, currently David Steiner, shall set out rules and […]readmore

The Phenomenal Event

Back in the day,The Impressions with Curtis Mayfield sang a song entitled “Too Much Love” which said in part, “never in this world can there be too much love.” And I certainly felt that sentiment was expressed over and over again at the PHENOMENAL WOMEN IN MEDIA Awards ceremony held at the Eubie Blake Auditorium […]readmore


NAYABA  ARINDE joined the Amsterdam News in December 2005, as the Editor after several years as Senior Reporter at the Daily Challenge, the City’s only Black daily. She is a multiple award-winning journalist. She is a three-time A. Philip Randolph Messenger award winner in the civil rights story category. The last three years she has […]readmore