The legacy and lessons of Malcolm X

May 19th marks the 91st anniversary of the birth of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, Malcolm X. Now more than ever, his prophetic 1964 “The Ballot or the Bullet” speech resonates for Black people during this 2016 presidential election year...

Stuck in the doldrums: The alarming rise of white despair in America

No one has quite been able to put a finger on it, but there is something definitely afoot in America, with an alarming rise in suicides among individuals between the ages of 35 and 64.

Even children fear Trump

AmNews Publisher and Editor in Chief Elinor Tatum shares how children view Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Work or cry; do or die

There is a meat-cutting, face-slashing frenzy going on in New York City, and while we’re discussing the finer points of the head/heart battle between Hilary and Bernie or the dangers of brown shirt versus conservative Republican nominations, we’re ignoring the ...

Urban Agenda: When the Cell Doors Open and They All Come Home

As a relatively young program officer at the Ford Foundation early in my career I made a visit to Sing Sing I will never forget.

Bernie, I think it’s time to step aside

This election cycle has been so much more exciting and interesting than I expected.

VP Biden, do your other constitutional job

President Obama must demand Vice President Biden to schedule immediately a vote on Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination.

Are American taxpayer dollars funding Iran’s nuclear program?

Less than one year ago, the Obama administration signed, sealed and delivered a nuclear agreement into the bloody hands of Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.

College Signing Day

(Last week was) College Signing Day—a day of great excitement and celebration. Across all five boroughs, high school seniors have made their final decisions on where they’ll be attending college in September. It’s a wonderful accomplishment for them, their families ...

Harriet Tubman would want freedom, not gestures

“I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”

Uphold the fallen warriors

It has been immensely encouraging to see the number of young people who have flocked to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign. We are also pleased to witness the impact of Black Lives Matter on a plethora of social and political issues.

To Afeni Shakur, a loving revolutionary spirit

Assemblyman Charles Barron reflects on the late Afeni Shakur.

We need real election reform

Last week’s presidential primary exposed some potential serious Board of Elections problems in the management of voter lists and the conducting of the election.

Prince and his revolution

I have read so many thoughtful reflections on the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson and the genius of his songwriting, guitar playing, style and fashion, and his quiet activism.

Response to 9/11 victims claims reflects an impending shift in U.S.-Saudi relation

On Sept. 11, 2001, at least 19 men—15 of them Saudi citizens—boarded several commercial flights in Boston and set off on what was to become the largest terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil. That event ignited a major war in ...