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Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #96

Finally, a Black woman from Utah, of all places, has defined what might be the essential Trump. He has “no real relationships, just convenient transactions,” said Rep. Mia Love, during her concession speech after losing her congressional seat to her ...

Election reform

Our ancestors fought to empower all of us with the right to vote, giving us the civic duty to use that right to steer America into a fairer and more just direction. The Election Day debacle in New York City ...

URBAN AGENDA: Amazon Should Support Tech Talent in NYC’s High Schools

New York City bent over backwards to successfully attract an Amazon headquarters to Long Island City which establishes the Big Apple as a major technology hub.

The Slave Bible Provokes Us to Consider the Role of Faith in Our World Today

Imagine where America would be if Harriet Tubman, the legendary heroine of the Underground Railroad, was unable to quote the mighty Book of Exodus and tell Southern slaves that it was God’s will that they – like the ancient Israelites ...

The perils of ingratitude—A Thanksgiving admonition

Thanksgiving, America’s homegrown national holiday, stands out for honoring the precious native people who welcomed the settlers and helped them in their time of need.

Happy Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year when we gather with family and friends to fellowship, eat and give thanks for all of the different aspects of our lives.

The NYPD’s Jim Crow gang suppression

The NYPD has deep racial disparities in its gang suppression enforcement, and recent group violence has shown the stark differences of their two-tiered system.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #95

At a time when our nation is beset with a multitude of problems, from raging forest fires in California, to an increasingly unresolved immigration dilemma, and the possibility of a government shutdown, Trump, as is his wont, chooses to wail ...

Democratic Party wins political control but don’t dance yet

Black people in New York State and across the country are expected to celebrate because the Democratic Party overtook the Republican Party in the New York State Senate and in the United States House of Representatives, but I am here ...

Criminal justice reform long overdue for Black America

As a member of the infamous Wilmington Ten case in North Carolina from 1972 to 2012, I witnessed firsthand why the criminal justice system in the United States needed to be thoroughly reformed.

The elections are over, but we still have work to do

Last week, millions of Americans across the country made their voices heard.

Now that the election is over, what’s different about our lives?

On the evening of the 2018 midterm election, we all sat glued to our televisions, or to online webpages (or in front of whatever form your weapon of mass distraction choice might take), breathlessly awaiting the outcomes.

Fighting #ForThePeople as your next public advocate

Life is too difficult for too many New Yorkers. Housing is too expensive. Too many people are struggling just to make it each day.

So this is America

Even with the vile racial and ethnic violence that has assaulted the American spirit in recent days, I have no doubt that there are still whole segments of white America who take Black misery to be a performance and certainly ...

URBAN AGENDA: Here’s Where to Spend Revenues from Legalized Marijuana

Now that New York Democrats control the governor’s office and both chambers of the state legislature, progressive policies that have been repeatedly thwarted in recent years