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We need real election reform

Last week’s presidential primary exposed some potential serious Board of Elections problems in the management of voter lists and the conducting of the election.

Prince and his revolution

I have read so many thoughtful reflections on the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson and the genius of his songwriting, guitar playing, style and fashion, and his quiet activism.

Response to 9/11 victims claims reflects an impending shift in U.S.-Saudi relation

On Sept. 11, 2001, at least 19 men—15 of them Saudi citizens—boarded several commercial flights in Boston and set off on what was to become the largest terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil. That event ignited a major war in ...

Beware the Trump card

Donald Trump’s forked tongue has unleashed another unsurprising attack, asserting that Hillary Clinton has nothing going for her but the “woman’s card.”

Asian judge and Black D.A. deny justice to the Black community

Assemblyman Charles Barron shares his views on the sentencing of ex-NYPD officer Peter Liang.

Havana in Harlem

Congressman Charlie B. Rangel reflects on joining President Barack Obama during historic trip to Cuba.

Letitia James is wrong on opting out

New York City’s Public Advocate Letitia James sends a tone-deaf message on educational protests that threatens to hurt Black and Latino children most.

Response to sentence of probation for Peter Liang

City Council Member Inez Barron and Assemblyman Charles Barron share their thoughts on the Pete Liang sentencing.

April 19 is done, and it’s now time to prepare for June 28

There has been quite a bit of focus on the presidential primaries and the role that New York will play for Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.

The woman on the platform: Addressing mental health in the Black community

Today, I saw a strange yet familiar sight. A homeless woman with obvious mental health issues sitting on a bench on the Grand Central Station train platform.

Black Americans smart with vote

I was recently invited by the Rev. Al Sharpton to be on a panel during his National Action Network convention. Sharpton was gracious in his introduction, calling me an outstanding Republican, and although I appreciated the invitation, his kinds words ...

Urban Agenda: Making Public Transit More Affordable

More than five million people rely on it each day to get to work, pick up the kids from school, to go to the doctor’s office, to museums, sporting venues, and everywhere else.

Summer jobs for our youth

As a recent proposal by the Community Service Society observes, it is never too early to begin advocating for summer jobs for the city’s high school students.

I will not be attending the RNC

I planned to attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio this summer. I thought it would be an opportunity to interview voters, local officials and party leaders to hear what their plans are for the next four years.

In a fair fight Bernie beats Hil

In light of the odds stacked against him, Bernie Sanders’ quixotic quest of economic, political and socio-cultural transformation, as proposed in his fight against Hillary Clinton, according to many, is an “impossible dream.”

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