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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 won first place in the New York Association of Black Journalists competitions.// She has hosted radio shows in England: the BBC, and in New York, KISS FM,  and WBAI in New York. A published poet and short story writer, Nayaba enjoyed a radio career both in the UK for the BBC and in New York, for KISS-FM and WBAI.  As an activist she is no stranger to rallies, protests and grassroots organizing for a host of issues. After successfully battling breast cancer in 2007, Nayaba is now adjusting to living with MS and raising her two beautiful daughters. She holds a degree in English/History and Education from Manchester University. “I love my work: bringing the information to the people, and advocating for our local, national and global community. I feel blessed and privileged to be the editor of this historical newspaper. Imagine the rush-if you would, of being able to report the everyday news, and to tell stories like the journey and victory of the election of Barack Obama. The joy and pain is ours and we tell our stories in our way in the best way we can.”