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Fostering diversity in construction starts with community engagement

Diversity in construction has long been a hot button issue within the industry. Despite research that ties workplace diversity to greater engagement, productivity, and innovation, many construction companies still fail to recruit from historically marginalized groups––particularly among women and people ...

The coronavirus has made America pause

I am in the fourth quarter of my life, like some of you. As a result, I have witnessed a lot of things in my life.

Workers on the front lines need our support during crisis

During this unprecedented public health crisis, working men and women are on the front lines in the battle to keep New Yorkers safe and supplied, and to slow down the spread of the coronavirus; so our health care professionals can ...

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #163

Of the countless number of lies Trump has dispensed, he reached a new low on Tuesday at his press conference when he told reporters, “This is a pandemic. I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a ...

URBAN AGENDA: NY Steps Up to Help Hourly Employees, Working Poor Hit Hard By COVID-19

The novel coronavirus has turned New York, the city that never sleeps, into a virtual ghost town of quiet streets, and vacant office buildings, dark Broadway theaters, deserted restaurants and idle sports venues.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #162

At a recent rally in South Carolina, seeking to fire up his base and justify his call for that wall, Trump said, “The Democrat policy of open borders is a direct threat to the health and wellbeing of all Americans. ...

Hey Mr. Mayor! Our children need your help

In the days following the horrific attack of a 15-year-old girl in Brooklyn, community pundits and social media pontificators have been awash with comments ranging from progressive to regressive thought.

The 2020 Census count: Why being counted is a matter of economic and political justice

There’s no doubt that we’re living in perilous times when the right of every person living in the United States to be counted in our national census is being thwarted.

'The New York Times' cynically pits America against Blacks

In a bold new project, The New York Times Magazine announced that it was reconceiving the foundational origins of the American experiment, placing them, not in the context of the American revolution of 1776, but in 1619, the date enslaved ...

It’s Mammogram Time

It’s that time once again. Each year, women over the age of 40 should go to their doctor for an annual exam and to schedule a mammogram––that is, an X-ray picture of the breasts.

Sen. Chuck Schumer and Stacy Abrams, ‘It’s Time to Fight Back!’

This year’s presidential election will propel many issues into the spotlight: the economy, health care, foreign policy, our education system and much more.

URBAN AGENDA: The Fight for Racial Justice and Economic Justice Are Inextricably Linked

As we conclude Black History Month, it’s important to remember the fight for racial economic justice have always been inextricably linked.

“I don’t think that any of the national Democrats are truly socialists at all”

I am already getting emails from conservative-Republican candidates calling all Democrats “socialists” when I don’t think that any of the national Democrats are truly socialists at all.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #161

During one of his victory speeches, Joe Biden told supporters that as president he would never tweet from the White House, a comment clearly directed at the current occupant.

Baseball’s failure to exact a price for cheating could destroy the game––and damage all professional sports

Nothing creates a moral hazard more than exposing corruption and yet failing to punish those responsible.