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Anguilla attack shows Scott Hapgood is an American hero

It is a nightmare scenario that could happen to any American abroad—being attacked by an armed assailant in your own hotel room and forced to defend yourself only to be arrested and thrown in jail like a common criminal for ...

Central Park 5 Reality: How can you forget the real truth tellers of the Central Park Five

Within days of the brutal rape of Patricia Meili there were bull’s-eyes on the heads of five young men.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! # 122

There are many riveting moments in Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us,” a documentary about the travesty of injustice endured by the Central Park Five, none more rewarding than her usage of actual television footage of Trump’s demand that the ...

COMMENTARY: The Congressional Black Caucus must oppose HR 246

Think about it this way. If every tactic that was used by African Americans in the Civil Rights Movement and/or in the fight against apartheid South Africa was either criminalized or attacked by the US Congress, how would you respond?

Will justice ever be served?

I have been following the “trial” on NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo and I am surprised, shocked, disgusted and (sadly) outraged that justice for the death of Eric Garner has yet to be attained.

What does AG Barr’s declassification authority really mean?

Together, as a grateful nation of free people, we reflect on this recent Memorial Day weekend to honor the legions of uniformed service members across the span of our nation’s history, men and women who answered the call to duty ...

The Democratic Party has a crowded field—can one be president?

In our last presidential election, a Democrat won the popular vote. Those voters said the wrong person is in the White House.

The Democratic Party has a crowded field—can one be president?

In our last presidential election, a Democrat won the popular vote. Those voters said the wrong person is in the White House.

Public works legislation: Critical in increasing economic mobility for Black workers

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists has long been a progressive voice within the American labor movement, advocating for the fair and just treatment of Black workers across sectors.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #121

Trump is at it again, openly defying John Bolton, his national security adviser.

URBAN AGENDA - Housing Affordability: A Problem Beyond New York City

As the state legislature considers taking action next month on a slew of bills -- nine in all -- that will determine the next generation of housing policy in New York, it’s a good time to look at the issue ...

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #120

Guess what? We have finally found a Republican to stand with and applaud. He’s Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, who recently became the first Republican in the House to support impeachment proceedings against Trump.

Trumpism: A cancer on the body politic

At this moment in history, we find ourselves at a crucial juncture in the road, one at which the structures of liberation and the structures and institutions of authoritarianism are contesting each other on a global stage to shape what ...

After school, where do the kids go?

Going on about a decade now, the North Shore of Staten Island, home to the island’s most diverse communities, has been left without a rec center that made so many activities accessible.

Scholastic meritocracy

With all of the high profile reports of corruption within the college admissions process surfacing, it is apparent that there is not always scholastic meritocracy. Asian-Americans are being routinely discriminated against, throttled in their admissions, despite their statistically higher performance ...