Seasons are changing

Every year around this time, the seasons change and so do we. Some may notice that when you wake up the sun has yet to rise, even though it’s well after 6:30 a.m.

Letter to the Editor: Coverage of Las Vegas shooting

This letter is in response to the articles covering the recent shooting in Las Vegas.

They build this city: Protecting New York’s construction workers

The stunning skyline of New York City rises up around us, fluid in its shape as new skyscrapers are erected every year.

Edification and humility

Life is such a precious gift. We tend to spend the best parts of our lives in the pursuit of our ambitions, without pausing to consider the purpose of it all.

Still increase in racial disparities in juvenile justice

The Washington Post ran one of those rare “Good News” items this month.

URBAN AGENDA: 'Broken Windows' Policing at the Turnstile

In a welcome development this week, the New York City Council held public hearings on a bill that would require the NYPD to publish quarterly data about fare evasion arrests – a policing strategy desperately in need of greater scrutiny.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #38

President Trump, our clown in residence, aka Tweedledum or Tweetledumb, has lined up three more stooges to usher our planet toward doomsday—Michael Dourson, Kathleen Harnett White, and William Wehrum.

IDNYC is well worth it

Last year I went and got a New York City ID card, commonly referred to as IDNYC, the free identification card for all New York City residents.

City Council must pass police reform before year ends

The people in my community of Flushing, Queens, like New Yorkers in various other neighborhoods across the city, are tired of getting targeted and harassed by the NYPD.

The president’s wall

If the president’s vast wall is successfully constructed, it will immediately convert the land of the free into the world’s largest and most populated maximum security prison.

Immigration reform efforts show Trump is dealmaker in chief

The American people elected Donald Trump because they wanted a strong leader not beholden to corporate interests or content to watch as American inexorably slipped toward mediocrity.

How gentrification enforces the myth of Black inferiority

Across the United States, neighborhoods that were once historically Black are experiencing an influx of white residents.

Trump Must Go! #37

Things may not be that rosy between Trump and his secretary of state, and his former HHS head Tom Price had to walk the plank, but the president’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt seems to be conducting himself in accordance with ...

We are all Puerto Rican

Last week I wrote about the need for all Americans to continue to uplift and support the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

We are all to blame for the Las Vegas shooting

The videos circulating on social media and playing repeatedly on the newscasts are the stuff of nightmares. The audio is chilling; the sheer panic in the air is palpable.