De Blasio: Garner’s Death Not in Vain

COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The death of an unarmed black man who was held in a police chokehold wasn’t in vain, and could help change the relationship between police officers and the communities they patrol, Mayor Bill Read More


Who’s In Charge?

by Nayaba Arinde Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Since the murders and subsequent funerals of two members of the New York City Police Department, tensions have risen between the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, the mayor’s office and the police commissioner. At Read More


Breathing Life into a Movement

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist “I can’t breathe,” gasped Eric Garner, again and again and again.  “I can’t breathe,” he said, as several police officers were on top of him, choking him, pushing his head onto the concrete sidewalk. The man was not resisting arrest; Read More