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An open letter to President Barack Obama

As one of the earliest supporters of your inspiring and historic journey to the White House, I was honored by the opportunity to participate in the inaugural United States-Africa Leaders Summit, in particular the “Civil Society Forum” signature event and ...

A ‘collaborative model,’ not ‘broken windows’

Last month, when the Police Reform Organizing Project released its report “Broken Windows Policing—A True Tale of Two Cities,” it stated it was a “work in progress.” That’s a meaningful caveat. But if the findings in this 29-page report are ...

Dear Africa: Watch out! You can’t trust America!

You can’t trust a friend who ties strings around your friendship. You can’t trust a priest who laughs at your confessions and shares them with comedians.

Op-ed on Israel

As rockets continue to rain down on Israeli communities and Israeli troops act to quell the onslaught, I will be boarding a plane bound for the Jewish state to see with my own eyes exactly what is taking place. During ...

Thin line between cops and Crips

The other day, I believe it was July 17, while driving through Staten Island, I saw a gang of goons, all clad in blue, threateningly surrounding a fearful fellow who appeared to be fumbling a stuttering explanation to his menacing ...

Broken windows, broken policy

As a longtime resident of Bedford-Stuyvesant, who directly experienced stop-and-frisk abuses and police misconduct and was a plaintiff in the initial federal lawsuit against discriminatory NYPD practices after the 1999 murder of Amadou Diallo by NYPD officers, I am greatly ...

Our city agencies need serious oversight

In report after report, story after story, there is nothing but bad news from several of our city agencies. If they have any validity, then the NYPD, the Corrections Department, the EMS and EMT and the Civilian Complaint Review Board ...

Amsterdam News September Primary Endorsements

The New York Amsterdam News held its annual endorsement meeting this past Monday. Dozens of candidates were seen for the various offices up for grabs this election season.

FCC doublespeak: Saying one thing and doing another

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 specifies that the Federal Communications Commission “shall” review its broadcast ownership rules every four years, “determine if” those rules are necessary in the public interest as the result of competition and “repeal or modify” any ...

My fight to bring back our girls continues

Join my voice with thousands of mothers in prayer for the safe return of almost 300 12- to 18-year-old schoolgirls abducted by a terrorist group April 14.

The Black killing fields must end!

Every day we hear about the murder of more of our children. Every day we see the scenes of grieving mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, grandparents and children at funerals around the country, mourning because someone in their family ...

Black political power under attack!

Black people, you’d better wake up and smell the coffee. We are losing ground politically in New York. Asians, Latinos and whites are gaining political ground. Black districts are being redrawn to weaken Black representation in Congress, New York state ...

With her union, Linnette Ebanks felt invisible

For her, a family child care provider in Brooklyn, having a union meant finally having a voice and the power to speak out for what she and other family providers needed to help the children they care for learn and ...

Cuomo’s courageous AIDS plan

Since the scourge of AIDS began more than a generation ago, there has been a serious effort to combat the epidemic that ravaged America, particularly gay, African-American and Latino communities. That ongoing initiative received a considerable boost last week with ...

Dear Comptroller Scott Stringer

I wanted to take a moment to formally thank you for your prompt response regarding my inquiry of the “Central Park Five” settlement. I appreciate and understand that you cannot disclose additional details at this time, as you have commenced ...

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