Covering up a lynching—the ugly case of Alfred Wright

Is mainstream media a part of the cover-up of the Alfred Wright lynching case?

An open letter to the editors of the Daily News and the New York Post

I stared for a long time at the two front-page stories, with hideous pictures and all, in two New York tabloids—the Daily News and the New York Post.

Goodbye, I spy

Since 9/11, the NYPD, as part of its anti-terrorism operation, has been aggressively spying on the Muslim community. Even Muslims at prayer in their mosques could not be assured they weren’t under heavy scrutiny by undercover cops hoping to get ...

There is a global education crisis

As a newly appointed global youth ambassador for A World at School, I want to call attention to the 57 million children around the world who are currently being denied their human right to an education.

Rehashing the insignificant

Why is it that any time an African-American of note reaches new heights or has a significant event, skeletons that have been raised before seem to come back from the dead for a second or third round?

King would support New York airport service workers

Forty-six years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.

The anti-gay dogma that is enveloping Africa

It was striking when the president of this country, a woman who has been the center of international prominence and the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize, defended a law that criminalizes same-sex activity.

Is Kenya’s princess camera ready for mainstream America?

Long before Steven McQueen unveiled Lupita Nyong’o in high definition, I yearned for her. Self-affirming visual representations of all our children engaging the world would help build their confidence to stake their piece of it. It is unfortunate that we ...

It’s time for Congress to raise the minimum wage

It’s been more than four years since Congress last raised the federal minimum wage.

Dr. King would be outraged

It has been 46 years this week since the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel

Building Personal Core Competencies for Employability

With fierce competition for limited jobs, many people wonder if they will be able to land a good job. Unfortunately, the economic situation feels like a bad dream. Hope is not lost! Building a personal brand may be the cornerstone ...

Open letter to Speaker Sheldon Silver

We write to you as a community-based organization to express our profound disappointment with the closing of 10 Assembly district offices in New York

Career and college ready? Not with New York state tests and curriculum!

Education has become more about profit and power than children learning

Andrew Cuomo and de Blasio showdown

An African proverb concludes that when two elephants fight, only the grass suffers. In this case, t

State campaign finance reform would level the playing field

At the NAACP and the Brennan Center, we have been saying for years that Albany’s elected officials have to be more accountable to the communities