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URBAN AGENDA: NYC Forges Ahead on Ranked-Choice Voting, With Little Direction

The New York City mayoral race is wide open.

The barricades are coming down, but where is Biden?

After almost two and half months since the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, police in D.C. have finally begun to dismantle the chain-link and metal barricades that had turned the cathedral of democracy around the globe into a ...

The Peach State has sunk into a shameful voting pit

Georgia is on my mind in an unfavorable and unsettling way. The eyes of the country were on the state just a few months ago as it elected two Democratic senators, Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock.

Is it time for your annual mammogram?

This is a public service announcement for our female readers over the age of 40 or anyone who has a woman they know and/or love.

Joe, we got your back!

Once again an American past imbued with racism and discrimination is resurrected, after the GOP Georgia Governor Brian Kemp last week—against a backdrop of a slave plantation—signed a piece of legislation passed by Republicans that will severely impact the voting ...

Prioritizing the mental health of Black women must be part of the post-pandemic strategy

Women’s History Month has a bittersweet feeling this year.

Biden’s disastrous border policy is evidence of no planning

Can you spell “hypocrite”? I’m starting to think that it begins with the letter “B” and rhymes with “widen.”

We must remember Jackson, Mississippi

There are so many news stories on the local, state and national level, it is sometimes hard to keep track of all that is going on.

Hatred and guns—a deadly pair

Three days after President Biden and Vice President Harris were in Atlanta to meet with Asian American community leaders on the killing of eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, they may have to make another trip to ...

How hemp can give our communities an economic boost

It is no secret that New York State is going through challenging economic times. The unemployment rate for January, the most recent month for which data is available, was a staggering 9.4%—more than double the rate it was last year.

URBAN AGENDA: Suit Seeks to Dismantle “Caste System” in City’s Education System

Last week, a group representing public school students joined with civil rights attorneys to file a sweeping lawsuit charging New York State and City with maintaining and perpetuating a segregated public school system that denies many Black and brown students ...

Cuomo told to support app-based workers

We write to convey our utmost support for drivers, shoppers, delivery people and the thousands of independent workers holding up our communities during this pandemic. As you know, COVID-19 has devastated communities of color.

Remembering Breonna Taylor

It has been just over a year since Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police officers in her own apartment on March 13, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The herd of knuckleheads

During the last presidential election contest, Republicans stood almost unanimously with Trump, several of them complicit in the attempt to take down the government in the attack on Capitol Hill.

Maintaining screening options critical to eradicating cervical cancer

As an obstetrician and gynecologist with a diverse patient base in New York City, I see myself not only as a health care professional who treats disease, but as an educator who shows women how to best care for themselves.