URBAN AGENDA: What if we spent $1 billion a year on economic justice instead of police injustice?

George Floyd’s murder has sparked sustained outrage in New York City and across the country. Protesters are calling for reimagining how our cities are policed and reinvesting those dollars in jobs, education, housing and social services to lift up communities ...

Invest in justice now

Over the past several weeks, the multiplicity of demands to “Defund the Police” in reaction to the eight minute and 46 second killing of George Floyd and slaughter of Breonna Taylor in her own home has mobilized a global movement ...

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #176

How wonderful to see Trump take a step back on having his rally happen on Juneteenth Day. And it was a surprising delight that his Supreme Court appointee, Neil Gorsuch, joined the liberals in protecting Title VII of the 1964 ...

The impact of COVID-19 on the failed leadership of Medgar Evers College, CUNY

I write to you concerning the leadership and the future of Medgar Evers College (MEC), the only predominantly Black institution of higher education in New York state.

While much of white America reckons with Black Lives Matter, others feel marginalized

The recent scenes of largely white crowds across the world demonstrating in support of Black Lives Matter in the wake of George Floyd’s death are reminiscent of another watershed moment in America: the 1960s civil rights revolution.

America: Built on violence against Black bodies

A familiar mixture of anger, anxiety, frustration and confusion are just a few of the emotions that stirred in the hearts and minds of so many Black people across the country following the May 25 execution of George Floyd and ...

Happy Father’s Day

This year I will be celebrating Father’s Day with my dad at his home in Delaware.

The COVID-19 crisis has made it clear: inner-city communities need carbon pricing

As we are still working to come to terms with the significant impacts of the global climate crisis, we add to that a deadly, crippling crisis in the form of the novel coronavirus - a never-before-seen illness that laid bare ...

Racial divide of coronavirus is real, so are innovations that can help

News about the novel coronavirus, which has now claimed over 100,000 American lives, is all around us.

When the protesting ends – do you just go home?

There is a ground swell in America, and for 13 days there has been multiracial protests and demonstrations based on the killing of George Floyd by four Minnesota police.

Call for rally to defund the police

On Friday, June 19th, the December 12th Movement is holding a 12 p.m. Black Power rally at City Hall to demand “Defunding of the New York City Police.”

One Thing Newsrooms Can Do: Capitalize "B" When Reporting About the Black Community

In the wake of the George Floyd tragedy and the subsequent call to eradicate racism that’s manifested via protests worldwide, I’m writing today to request the mainstream news media begin capitalizing the “B” in Black when describing people and the ...

COVID-19 While Black (single) parenting a differently abled adolescent Black boy

COVID-19 While Black and parenting/single parenting a differently-abled adolescent Black boy!

How can you be useful in this moment?

Many people have asked me what they can do to be useful in this surreal moment.

National protests present an opportunity to reshape policy

For more than a week, a national wave of protests have broken out in response to the brazen murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.