URBAN AGENDA: Helping Black and Brown Communities Access Health Care Amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed appalling but familiar gaps in our health care system, especially for low-income New Yorkers, communities of color, residents with special needs and those in culturally and linguistically isolated communities.

The Council has the power to overrule the Mayor on the NYPD’s role in social distancing enforcement

On Friday, the City Council Committee on Public Safety will hold a hearing on the NYPD’s enforcement of social distancing requirements.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #172

Surprisingly, Trump did not blame former President Obama for his two-week long ingestion of hydroxychloroquine, though he continues to stoke rumors about “Obamagate” with no clear indication of what it’s all about.

No more 'collars for dollars'

As New York City moves forward in tackling the long term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the way that we look at our city’s spending takes on a new meaning.

The game of truth

When newly minted White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany took the stage last week for the first time, the first time a Trump press secretary has issued a formal conference in over six months, she encountered a ravenously bloodthirsty media ...

Remembering our veterans

It is hard to imagine such a young nation being at war the majority of her existence, but that is the history of the United States.

COVID-19 — My personal battle from a positive to a negative result

"On that Friday, March 27th, things took a drastic turn for the worse, as it relates to my health."

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #171

To hear Trump brag that “We have met the moment and we have prevailed,” as if preparing for a victory lap in the conquest of the novel coronavirus pandemic, is reminiscent of President Bush’s moment of “Mission accomplished” during the ...

ESPN’s ‘Last Dance’ replete with life lessons

ESPN’s documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls is already receiving rave reviews for shining a spotlight on the greatest basketball player ever, who should also be considered one of the best athletes of all time.

A trail of destruction and an unclear future: This is COVID-19

The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the United States of America.

Please focus Mr. Mayor

Just a few days ago millions of mothers celebrated Mother’s Day. For far too many Black mothers, the holiday was filled with sadness and despair.

URBAN AGENDA: Green Jobs, “Public Health Corps” to Uplift Unemployed and NYCHA Residents

New York State has set the national tone on how to responsibly and efficiently handle the coronavirus pandemic.

In America the choice – death, Coronavirus or the economy

Under the direction and management of President Donald Trump and his coronavirus pandemic task force, there has been mass death.

Going Global

I got a call from a prominent author some years ago. He’d been selected as a token of the year by one of those Manhattan literary entities that have been laying tokens on the Black literary scenes for at least ...

Coronavirus ravaging the Black community because of capitalism and ‘domestic colonialism’

Black people are dying at higher rates than others during this coronavirus pandemic. In Chicago, 68%-70% of the deaths are Black people.