A mass shooting every week during Obama’s second term

Blood is on everyone’s hand in America, because we have the power to stop horrendous acts of murder with guns, yet nothing is done.

We agree—increase Social Security benefits!

Perhaps taking a cue from the outrageous remarks made by Donald Trump that has made him the frontrunner of the GOP pack for several months now as the presidential nominee...

What to watch for during the first 2016 Democratic primary debate

The Republican candidates have been a relatively entertaining clown car of politicians, business folks and has-beens all vying for the conservative mantel of their party.

My dear lost America

It is a shame that after all these years, the Black socio-political structure seems inept.

To curb Chiraq violence, bring in the NOI

This past Monday evening, a family of six was gunned down as they returned to their home.

Urban Agenda: A Break from Bloomberg/Giuliani “Punish the Poor” doctorine

When ideology trumps common sense you get failed policies. That was the case with the city’s approach to “Welfare to Work” programs under the previous two mayors.

A popular pope

Pope Francis’ six-day, three-city visit to the United States may have either brought divisions closer together or provided the opposing forces enough calm to be comfortable in their separation.

Pope on poverty and prevention

"Consider that more than 2 out of every 5 people living in New York City live in poverty."

Farewell to the carpenter

In many ways, the job of the speaker of the House is much like that of a craftsman.

A Report We Strongly Endorse

Improving police-community relations has been a topic of conversation for decades, especially in communities of color.

Save the West Indian Day Parade

Each Labor Day weekend, thousands of New Yorkers gather to celebrate “One Caribbean, One People, One Voice.”

No housing and job discrimination against New Yorkers with criminal convictions

For too many formerly incarcerated men and women, their criminal past condemns them to a dismal future.

Seeking the missing American worker

One of the striking facets of the economic downturn that started in 2008 and the “recovery” that has continued until today is the unprecedented slack in the American labor force.

Justice or else

As the summer months have passed and the winds of fall are upon us, we are 16 days away from the 20th anniversary of the historic Million Man March.

Don’t blame J’ouvert

Predicting where the next barrage of bullets will occur in New York City or the nation is impossible.