It’s time to stop marginalizing African Americans in public higher education

Students across the country are putting final touches on their applications for some of our country’s most prestigious public institutions.

Upholding our values and standing against discrimination

Recently, the Toledo Blade and other media outlets have reported on racial discrimination issues at Toledo Transmission.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Each year we are inundated with red hearts in stores, on television and across society. For some, it is a welcomed sign that love is in the air.

Brexit and the future of U.S.-Britain relations

The future of Brexit, England’s historic divorce from the European Union, hangs in a precarious balance as last week British Prime Minister Teresa May’s Brexit Plan failed miserably when put to a vote in the British Parliament.

Helping MWBEs insure their success

I have been a consultant for minority- and woman-owned businesses in the construction industry for 33 years.

To improve public safety, turn over evidence

New York State has an important opportunity to pass reform this week that will make our criminal justice system more fair and more transparent.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #106

Once again Trump has demonstrated his profound ignorance of history or his lack of sensitivity while insulting Sen. Elizabeth Warren. In a tweet last Saturday, he taunted Warren again, as he has done on numerous occasions, by referring to her ...

A New Year’s Resolution for Children in New York: School Improvement

New Year’s resolutions are underway across the state of New York, and I’m one of those who is trying hard to keep the promises I made to myself.

Why the New York City Council proposal to ban menthol cigarettes is wrong

I dedicated 34 years of my life to public safety, enforcing the laws that our legislators placed before me. That’s what cops do, and we trust that those laws are well thought out, studied and based upon sound data and ...

The State of the Black Union

During the month of February in America we celebrate Black History Month. As we celebrate the achievements of Blacks in the making of this great country, I can’t help but think about the state of the Black community in 2019.

So many Democratic candidates

It seems like each week someone new announces they are running for the presidency in 2020. In the upcoming weeks and months, it is likely that we will see even more members of Congress, governors and businessmen jump in the ...

The Democrat nomination is up for grabs

Along with the 2019 new year came the predictable onset of the 2020 presidential election cycle.

Want to make America great again? Start by showing respect to Native Americans

I am aware of the numerous tribal wars that occurred for thousands of years before European settlers arrived in the “New World.”

It is not progressive for the state legislature to exclude Black and Brown workers from legislative initiatives

There are important discussions taking place in the state legislature about the future of New York City’s construction industry and especially its workers.

URBAN AGENDA: An Opportunity to Repair Harms Caused by Two-Tiered Criminal-Legal System

When the 2019 legislative session began, many New Yorkers were excited to hear Gov. Cuomo include the much-anticipated legalization of adult-use cannabis in his budget priorities.