Why Trump won't stand up against hate

With one dead and 19 others injured in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump has responded to his first domestic crisis with the cowardice of the bully he has always been. Instead of standing up to the violent white nationalists who ...

Palestinian financial glorification of terrorism must cease

The Palestinian Authority just made an announcement about cutting welfare payments to families who live in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

The reality of whiteness in America in 2017

Reverse discrimination is an old concept that was used in 1974—charging racial discrimination against white people.

‘The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Donald Trump’

Section 7 of the American Psychiatric Association’s Principles of Medical Ethics of 1973 reads as follows: “On occasion psychiatrists are asked for an opinion about an individual who is in the light of public attention or who has disclosed information ...

A Fix for the Subway, Half Fares for Working Poor

Mayor Bill de Blasio made a political gamble earlier this week when he unveiled his plan for funding half-price transit fares for low-income New Yorkers and urgently needed subway improvements by asking the wealthiest New Yorkers to pay a modest ...

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #28

As usual, we were not contacted by CNN for its recent poll that showed President Trump’s lowest approval rating to date. On Monday, the president notched his 200th day in office and his approval rating dipped to 38 percent.

Seize the time!

The co-founder and chairman of the Black Panther Party, Bobby Seale, wrote a book in the ’60s titled “Seize the Time!” That saying is most appropriate for the time that we are living in now.

McCain’s valiant stand

With a last-ditch gimmick to get a “quick win” on repealing and replacing Obamacare before the summer recess in the balance, Sen. John McCain stood before his Senate colleagues last week to deliver a classic speech on bipartisanship and parliamentary ...

The president has no business telling police to ‘rough up’ suspects

In my 14 years of law enforcement service, I would be lying if I said I never wanted to hit a suspect’s head on the side of the car.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #27

If it were not for President Trump’s comment instructing the police not to be “too nice” when taking suspects into custody, the hot item this week would be Trump helping his son draft a misleading statement about his involvement with ...

I won’t let New Yorkers get taken for a ride

The residents of Harlem have every right to be furious about the state of the subways. This crisis needs immediate attention. As mayor, I am doing all I can to help the MTA (which runs the subways) and the State ...

Why do they keep knocking on our doors?

They come to our neighborhoods in vans and in cars.

Homelessness is not just about shelter

I believe the number of homeless veterans is approximately 30,000. An important point to make is homelessness is not just about shelter.

Leadership by example

At a crucial juncture in the fight for civil rights, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. warned President John F. Kennedy not to “accommodate injustice to maintain political balance.” Today, few politicians are willing to speak out against the injustice in ...

Hand in hand, MTA and union going the wrong way!

Instead of focusing on how to go to bat for the governor, Local 100 leadership should be focusing on its own members and on the riders and taxpayers who foot all the bills.