Keep it current

As the weather finally begins to change, I am inspired by the phrase “Keep it current.” It may seem like a simple or even abstract phrase to some, but it is quickly becoming a guiding principle for me in all ...

Michelle Obama tells the truth at Tuskegee’s graduation

The reality of being Black in America is not understood by white people, and many prefer to treat us as if we don’t exist or will eventually disappear.

Reconstructing the Black family

For a select few in the know, the election and re-election of President Barack Obama and the passage of his signature Affordable Care Act mark not the pinnacle (as is widely assumed) but rather the end of a golden era ...

The murdering of Black men!

Black men know why we are murdered. We talk about it.

E pluribus racism

If we need any further evidence that we are years if not decades away from a post-racial society—and that point has been made repeatedly with the rash of fatal assaults on unarmed Black men by white police officers—check the recent ...

Albany Should Scrap Giveaway to Developers

First conceived in 1971, the 421-a tax exemption was billed as a stimulant for a lagging private residential market with a strong affordability mission built in.

‘The Wire’ actor Gbenga Akinnagbe: ‘Why do American cops keep killing unarmed Black men?’

Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Dante Parker, Ezell Ford, Kajieme Powell, Akai Gurley, Tamir Rice, Rumain Brisbon, Noel Polanco, Jersey Green, Barrington Williams, Kyam Livingston, Clinton Allen, Aaron Brown, Derek Williams, David Raya, Manuel Diaz, Richard “Pedie” Perez, Ramiro James Villegas, ...

Enough is enough!

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is noted for getting budgets in on time, and his timing in the call for the passage of a tough law on campus sexual assault is equally propitious, with the alleged and debunked rape charge at the ...

To be young, gifted, Black and poor

The events that have occurred over the past year in Ferguson, Staten Island, Cleveland, Baltimore and so many other cities and towns across the country have shown many people in this country that we have an epidemic on our hands.

Dr. Yosef A. A. ben-Jochannan: Transitioning to immortality

It has been known throughout the long continuum of the African(a) experience that when an elder dies, it is as if a library burns.

We shouldn’t need deadlines to make Iran a priority

In our effort to halt the Iranian progress toward nuclear weapons capability, timing is critical.

Police relations in 2015

I am sure I am not the only person who feels this way, but my spirit aches each time I read a story about a young Black boy or girl dying at the hands of the police.

Sambisa Forest, a forest of shame

The Nigerian elections have come and gone, and everything old is new again. Some of the new from the old is even more confusing and traumatic as time goes by.

Fear, loathing and moral decay in the streets of Baltimore

Let’s face it. Baltimore has been a riot for decades.

Can Obama ensure justice in Baltimore?

“Justice needs to be served,” says President Barack Obama. “What I think people of Baltimore want more than anything else is the truth. That’s what people around the country expect.”