URBAN AGENDA: Rezoning rich and poor neighborhoods are two different things

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to rezone 15 New York City neighborhoods in order to fuel new housing development has hit a rough patch, and people are blaming anti-development feelings.

Bloomberg the bamboozler

It’s likely that even with his abysmal record on racial justice and in spite of his woefully inadequate

Happy Black History Month

Every February this nation celebrates Black History Month.

Palestinians should give Trump peace plan a chance

President Trump’s brilliant plan for Mideast peace has triggered a sandstorm of negativity and deflection from the regular naysayers who attack anything the president says and does.

What color is a hate crime: a tale of two Schwartzes

Schwartz is the German word for Black. So, anyway, two white Schwartzes have committed heinous crimes with no punishment proportionate to their crimes.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #158

If for a moment you think you’ve just about seen and experienced the worst of Trump’s madness, take a look at his budget for next year.

Plantation politics in minority broadcasting

When I tell you that you can count the number of African American commercial TV station owners in the U.S. on one hand, I mean it literally. There are only five – and I’m one of them.

Rep. Waters: Impeached President, Illegitimate Acquittal

Today’s illegitimate acquittal is fitting for a dishonorable, unpatriotic, dangerous, illegitimate, and impeached president.

What an embarrassing display

All I can do is shake my head at the road on which we currently find ourselves. Our democracy is literally hanging on by a thread, largely due to the actions of Republican senators who are pledging loyalty to Donald ...

‘Megxit’ puts class divide into focus

Much has been said about the global rise of populism and the extent to which this resurgent movement underlies both Brexit and MAGA.

A proud father urges blessings for his son

You should know that the decision of my son, Bronx Borough Pres. Rubén Diaz Jr., to withdraw his candidacy for NYC mayor, has impacted no one more than me.

This Black History Month, make a commitment to participate in the 2020 Census. It matters for Black communities

This Black History Month, we’re here to let you know: if you think the Census isn’t for you, think again.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #157

Like death and taxes, the outcome of Trump’s impeachment trial is a foregone conclusion, an absolute certainty.

URBAN AGENDA: Preparing Students for the New Economy Starts with Developing our Teachers

There are great things afoot in New York City’s public school system.

The Trayvon Martin travesty and going forward

The Trayvon Martin killing demands that we raise the right questions. It was not simply the “Stand Your Ground” law that was responsible for Martin’s death and Zimmerman’s acquittal.