Harlem meets Havana

Congressman Charlie Rangel reflects on a reent trip by several notable Harlemites to Havana, Cuba

Homelessness is real, Mr. Mayor

We are not sure what changed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mind about the homeless crisis, but he’s no longer denying it is dramatically increasing.

‘Straight Outta Compton,’ hardly

I normally would never write a movie review in this column, but upon seeing “Straight Outta Compton,” I am compelled to write some thoughts.

Fun, not guns, during the annual carnival celebration

Labor Day provides New Yorkers with an unparalleled opportunity to celebrate the end of summer.

Trust of the people 

Despite her assertions to the contrary, the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s email address is not just an issue for the reporters she wishes would stop peppering her with questions on the topic.

Addressing growing health care needs through diversity

With the Affordable Care Act encouraging millions of patients to visit doctors and millions more baby boomers aging into Medicare, a looming physician shortage threatens the future of health care.

Speed up NYC Safe

The urgency of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “NYC Safe” plan came into sharp relief the other day when a relative of actor Morgan Freeman was stabbed to death.

10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

It seems like so much has changed since Hurricane Katrina touched down in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Aug. 29, 2005.

Deadly diplomacy: The 100th anniversary of the US occupation of Haiti

Haiti recently caught the attention of the American press again.

What if Black lives really mattered?

On the recent first anniversary of the controversial death of Michael Brown, protesters in Ferguson, Mo., took to the streets with the urgent message that “Black Lives Matter.”

Report: Barriers Remain for College-educated Blacks and Latinos

Is a college degree still worth the ever-increasing cost of tuition?

When will we be confident that Black lives really do matter to mass America?

Black Lives Really do Matter

In London, a tale of two Europes

Traveling to Europe during the summer

Obama’s Attempts to Close Digital Divide Jeopardized by Legal Dispute Ruling by International Trade Commission is pending

President Obama made an important announcement that has the potential to transform the lives of struggling minorities.

Spirit of the Pell Grant under attack by federal budget proposals

Decades ago, U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell eloquently stated, “The strength of the United States is not the gold in Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction we have, but the sum total of the education and character of our ...