New York Amsterdam News Podcast

New York Amsterdam News Podcast

The New York Amsterdam News. New York's oldest Black newspaper founded in 1909. Be sure to check out our podcast covering the latest in Black news.... Show More

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August 6, 2020 23 min
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea discusses several issues including protests against police, the recent spike in violence in the city and police/community relations. (Music by Chillhop Music, Track: Tesk - TWRK)
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AmNews Editor Nayaba Arinde speaks with organizers from the upcoming “100 Years in the Whirlwind Conference” happening Aug. 14-16. Guests: Bomani Mayasa, Aeolus Kujichagalia and Doc Mahdi.
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July 23, 2020 23 min
Congressman-elect Jamaal Bowman discusses his recent win during the New York Primaries, the nation’s racial reckoning, how the COVID-19 pandemic is being handled in Washington and several other issues. (Music by Chillhop Music, Track: Tesk - TWRK)
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Anti-violence activist and CEO/Founder of the organization Street Corner Resources Iesha Sekou offers her take on the outbreak of violence happening in the city. (Music by Chillhop Music, Track: Tesk - TWRK)
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In the aftermath of a string of shootings over the Fourth of July weekend, anti-violence advocate A.T. Mitchell talks about the ongoing movement to stop the violence. (Music by Chillhop Music, Track: Tesk - TWRK)
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Activist Rev. Kevin McCall talks about the recent police killings of Black Americans, his assistance to the family of George Floyd and America’s reckoning with race relations (Music by Chillhop Music, Track: Tesk - TWRK)
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State Sen. Brian Benjamin discusses the recent passage of the “Eric Garner Anti-Chokehold Act,” which makes the use of chokeholds by law enforcement on civilians a crime. (Music by Chillhop Music, Track: Tesk - TWRK)
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State Sen. Jamal Bailey discusses the recent passage of a bill repealing law 50-a, making it easier for the public to access police disciplinary records. (Music by Chillhop Music, Track: Tesk - TWRK)
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Award-winning journalist and author Herb Boyd and journalists Cyril Josh Barker discuss the police killing of George Floyd and the recent protests happening around the country. (Music by Chillhop Music, Track: Tesk - TWRK)
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Journalist Brenika Banks gives us a report on the role of caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Music by Chillhop Music, Track: Tesk - TWRK)
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Tony Award-winning actor and Care For the Homeless Ambassador Ben Vereen talks about his latest project Virtual Vereen and Friends, an online benefit event supporting CFH’s COVID-19 Impact Fund. CFH Executive Director George Nashak joins the conversation to discuss homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Music by Chillhop Music, Track: Tesk - TWRK)
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Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren discusses how she's combating coronavirus in her city in the third installment of our "Monday's Mayor" series. (Music by Chillhop Music, Track: Tesk - TWRK)
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Nurse and mental health professional Dr. Wesley Willis gives an inside look at what it's like being a healthcare worker during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Music by Chillhop Music, Track: Tesk - TWRK)
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Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard discusses how she's combating coronavirus in her city in the second installment of our "Monday's Mayor" series. (Music by Chillhop Music, Track: Tesk - TWRK)
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Dr. Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated 5 discusses what he thinks the government and corrections officials should do about the COVID-19 pandemic in the nation’s prison system. (Music by Chillhop Music, Track: Tesk - TWRK)
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Peekskill Mayor Andre Rainy discusses how he's combating coronavirus in his city. (Music by Chillhop Music, Track: Tesk - TWRK)
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Dr. Kitaw Demissie returns to the podcast to give the latest medical updates on the COVID-19 pandemic. (Music by Chillhop Music, Track: Tesk - TWRK)
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United Way of NYC President and CEO Sheena Wright discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting low-income New Yorkers.
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President/CEO of The Eagle Academy Foundation David Banks, discusses how education is being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent decision by the city to close public schools for the rest of the school year.
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Brooklyn Assemblyman Charles Barron and Councilwoman Inez Barron speak about their own battle with COVID-19. Amsterdam News editor Nayaba Arinde joins the conversation.
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