When are we going to get serious about gun control?

Where does one even start? The United States is averaging roughly one massive shooting per day.

America must take a good look in the mirror

If there was ever a moment in time when we as Americans need to dig deeply and take a good look at ourselves in the mirror—that moment is now.

No slave commemoration for educators: An open letter to the governor and lieutenant governor of N.J.

We, the educators committed to equality and truth telling of history, are appalled at the disintegration of the 2019 Amistad Summer Institute.

Pediatricians say racism is devastating to Black children—let’s get to the root cause

It’s amazing how often the news media give big play to an academic report that tells us something Black mothers already knew. Another example of the old wisdom nothing is real until white people discover or acknowledge it.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go #133

OK, which of the noxious comments from Trump or preposterous proposals do you want to air this week?

URBAN AGENDA: A Racist Trump Declares War on Immigrants of Color

The Trump administration is making its boldest move yet to cause a great deal of suffering for immigrants who are here legally, and at the same time to make it harder for aspiring Americans to enter the country through legal ...

Jamestown to Jamestown: Commemorating 400 Years of the African Diaspora Experience

History commonly and most often points to late August in the year 1619 when some “20 and odd Negroes” originating from Angola arrived in the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia as the first documented enslaved Africans to land in what ...

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #132

While we are certainly alarmed to learn that the Trump administration, through the U.S. Department of Interior, where Wilber Ross is the overseer, is in the process of changing how the Endangered Species Act will be implemented, the move is ...

Fare evaders, MTA mismanagement, and what next

I have recently noticed the signs on my subway commute warning riders that “Fare evaders will be prosecuted” if they are caught not paying their $2.75 fare.

Insularity or innovation: The precarious future of HBCUs

It has been an open secret for years that the writing is on the wall for most HBCUs. The reasons are myriad, but principally because HBCUs no longer command a monopoly on attendees created by de jure segregation.

Make your carbon footprint kick rocks

If you’re not conscientious of the waste you produce, and the ways that your carbon footprint impacts our planet, you should be.

Chancellor Carranza does damage control

Over the last few months, New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza has been trying to walk a fine line between several groups of public school stakeholders.

COMMENTARY: Calling Out Racism, White Supremacy and White Nationalism is More Vital Than Ever

The spectre of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and others that wrongly maintain that the American flag and free speech provide them with moral justification and protection for their...

Just get out of the way

My frustration and anger with Mayor de Blasio is growing more and more palpable by the day.

Social isolation and political divisions are turning our youth into killers

By now it should be obvious to most people that mass killings do not take place in a vacuum.