The Importance of Strengthening New York’s Animal Cruelty Laws

Polls reveal that almost 70% of U.S. households have a companion animal, and that most households with pets consider them to be family members.

The Importance of Strengthening New York’s Animal Cruelty Laws

By Melinda Katz The time is ripe to better defend our society’s most voiceless members by enforcing and strengthening New York State’s animal cruelty laws. In my time as district attorney for Queens County of New York, I have encountered countless cases involving cruel acts against innocent and defenseless animals. Unfortunately, New York’s criminal statutes […]

Opinion: Why Trump-Appointed Judge’s Mask Decision is Particularly Disastrous

Opinion: Why Trump-Appointed Judge’s Mask Decision is Particularly Disastrous

By Jill Filipovic, CNN CNN — I absolutely hate wearing a mask on long flights. I’m also appalled that masks are no longer required for air travel and on other forms of public transit. On Monday, a federal judge in Florida ruled that the Biden administration’s public transportation mask mandate was unenforceable. The US Centers […]

19 Inspiring Black Inventors and Their Inventions You Should Know About

19 Inspiring Black Inventors and Their Inventions You Should Know About

By Dream McClinton, Thomas Net Black History Month was created in part to reflect the many ways Black Americans have contributed to the world and the United States. Though the feats of Black people have historically been diminished through systematic racism, research from Brookings suggests in the so-called Golden Age of Invention (a period from […]

AmNews Readers Write: D.A. Alvin Bragg––we have your back

WE SUPPORT DISTRICT ATTORNEY BRAGG’S INITIATIVE

AmNews Readers Write: D.A. Alvin Bragg––we have your back

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 12: Alvin Bragg campaigns outside a polling location at Campos Plaza Community Center on June 12, 2021 in New York City. Photo: Ron Adar / Shutterstock.com We, the undersigned, voice our support for the initiatives being taken by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. D.A. Bragg has clearly set out the […]

Why is Laventille East Being Silenced in Parliament?

By Ravi Maharaj

Why is Laventille East Being Silenced in Parliament?

The Red House, seat of the Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Port of Spain, Trinidad (Photo: Shutterstock.com) Every single Member of Parliament, whether they sit on the Government benches or in Opposition, is essentially the spokesperson for the constituents of the district which elected them. As such, they have a responsibility, or […]

The Aftermath of the Public Advocate Race

by Eli Valentin (gothamgazette.com)

The Aftermath of the Public Advocate Race

Melissa Mark-Viverito & Jumaane Williams (photo: William Alatriste/City Council) The public advocate special election has come and gone. The implications of the results will be felt for years to come. Yet there is a debate over whether the position of public advocate should even exist. But it is here and the last two to hold […]

CARICOM Pappyshow at the UN

Ravi B Maharaj

CARICOM Pappyshow at the UN

When news first broke regarding the joint CARICOM – UN meeting on the Venezuelan crisis, I was initially perplexed about what they were going have on the agenda. With no prior evidence that either side of the conflict were willing to mediate, it almost appeared that the CARICOM delegation was simply distributing brochures of different […]

Hands Off Venezuela

By Wayne Kublalsingh

Hands Off Venezuela

On January 22nd Vice President of the US Mike Pence made a video directly addressing the people of Venezuela. In it he declared that “Nicolas Maduro is a dictator, with no legitimate claim to power.” He did so he said, “on behalf of Donald Trump and all the American people.” He pledged his “unwavering support” […]

Missed Opportunity in Tobago

By Ravi Maharaj

Missed Opportunity in Tobago

Prior to this week, I have never spoken publicly on the matter of the Sandals project as a result of ambivalence on the matter. On the one hand, it did appear on the surface to have potential to attract greater number of tourists to Tobago and thereby increase foreign revenue in this country, but it […]