BLM+BLM=freedom, justice and equality

Reviewing the platform and demands of Movement for Black Lives in its booklet “A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom & Justice,” recalls current and past platforms, including ones proposed by the Black Panther Party, the ...

Someone come and get Rudy Giuliani

It appears the former mayor has attached his rusty rocket to the bandwagon of hatred and lunacy of the Republican nominee. Giuliani cannot seem to pass up an opportunity to praise the orange one, denigrate Obama and Hillary Clinton whenever ...

The moral origins of Trump’s improbable rise to power

Literally seven out of every 10 political stories published in the mainstream media this year have centered upon the improbable campaign for president of Donald Trump.

To the office Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark

A open Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark on the Mamadou Diallo case from Sam Disu.

M/WBE participation a key to economic success

If we, as Black New Yorkers, are serious about Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise opportunities across the State of New York, then we need to get into the game in a much more vigorous and meaningful way.

Climate change: challenge and opportunity

Heavy rainfall and historic flooding in Louisiana last month took the lives of 13 residents and damaged 60,000 homes.

We are all Milwaukee

When I was in high school, my family moved to a town approximately 10 minutes away from the Wisconsin border. I called it my father’s “Norman Rockwell phase” because of the lack of racial diversity in much of the area

Father of Nicholas Heyward asks Brooklyn DA to reopen son's case

The father of Nicholas Heyward Jr. pens an open letter to Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson about his son's case.

Race and the 2016 presidential campaign

In his opening salvo as a candidate for the office of president, Donald Trump issued the following statement: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best …

URBAN AGENDA | Milwaukee: Developing a New Model, Community and Policing

Fifty-two year old mother and grandmother Valencia Morgan asked that question last week as she stood among other black residents of Milwaukee’s Sherman Park. Just days earlier her community was the scene of violent protests that saw businesses burnt down ...

What the DOJ Report on Baltimore says about crime, race, and the future

I just finished reading a summary of the Justice Department’s report on the Baltimore Police Department.

Please Stop Smoking, It's Killing Us

My name is Adama, and I live in West Harlem. As a teenager I am aware of a lot of things, and what I notice most is how many of my peers and other younger children are exposed to the ...

Crown Heights Uprising Anniversary

I’m sending this letter to you regarding the Crown Heights Riots in 1991.

Four things Trump must do post-convention

All the pomp and circumstance have passed. The balloons have fallen, and the conventions are over and through.

Giuliani’s giant gaffes

Earlier this year, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani was campaigning so eagerly for Donald Trump that he confused Amadou Diallo and Abner Louima.