URBAN AGENDA: With Trump as President, Public Housing’s Future is on the Line

What will happen to public housing under soon-to-be President Donald Trump? The answer to this question could have consequences for every single one of the more than half million New Yorkers -- most of them low-income blacks and Latinos – ...

Black institutions matter

In the wake of the stunning outcome of the recent presidential election, I feel a renewed urgency about the existence of an institution such as Medgar Evers College

Making the Middle East great again

The election of Donald J. Trump signals very dark days ahead. Not for the American people, of course, but for our nation’s enemies and adversaries in the Middle East.

Open Letter to President of the United States Barack Obama

In the toxic vapor trails of this past Nov. 8 elections, just before your soon to be “I’m-outta-here” status, it has been reported that you have embarked on a global trip, presumably to calm fears and angst among America’s friends ...

Recount and electoral integrity

Petitions for a recount of the 2016 presidential election have upset Donald Trump, pierced his thin skin and provoked more inanities and false claims, and that alone may be worth the cost of the plan to recount the votes in ...

Bent on progress

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to appear in the two-part series “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise,” which was produced by acclaimed professor and documentarian, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Obama, free our political prisoners!

As he went across the country encouraging us to vote for Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama said he wants Black people to respect and protect his legacy.

Moving forward 

We’ve just been through what has been the most divisive, exhausting and unsettling presidential election in our lifetime.

If you see something, say something

Even though the election was just a few weeks ago, it seems like DJT has been our president-elect for decades.

Fight the white right!

When historian Rayford Logan wrote about “nadir of American race relations,” he was referring to the period after Reconstruction to the dawn of the 20th century.

The consequences of using Airbnb while Black

The rise of the Black Lives Matter movement has shown us that even 50 years after the fight for civil rights, we must remain vigilant in the face of systemic racial discrimination from community-police relationships, to workplace equality, to fair ...

Blackonomics: It's time to give our money marching orders

In April 2005, I wrote an article titled, “Billion Dollar March,” at the behest of “The Ice Supreme Man” Ashiki Taylor in Atlanta.

Our new reality is setting in

For the past few days I have been walking around in a haze.

Donald Trump and the Lessons of Philadelphia, Mississippi

Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States. For many, this is simply unbelievable.

Rep. Rangel, protect your legacy—and us!

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a controversial trade agreement strongly opposed across the political spectrum.