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Trump, Baltimore and the diminishing potency of the ‘race’ card

President Trump’s harsh and angry tweets about the social conditions and hygienic disaster in Baltimore directed at Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings were undoubtedly in bad taste. It is understandable, therefore, that The Baltimore Sun editorial board felt compelled to respond ...

Reparations & facts ignored

When the discussions of reparations for African-Americans is being debated, Congress and opponents limit their considerations to what happened to African-Americans during the horrific period of slavery.

The House and the Senate don’t agree on too much these days

The House and the Senate are like cousins that don’t get along.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #130

“Today, in honor, we remember every sacred soul who suffered the horrors of slavery and the anguish of bondage. In the face of grave oppression and grave injustice, African-Americans have built, strengthened, inspired, uplifted, protected, defended and sustained our nation ...

Some Black lives mean more than others to Mayor de Blasio

This week, as protests have been growing to demand action regarding the murder of Eric Garner, Mayor de Blasio met with Gwen Carr, Garner’s mother, along with other members of Eric’s family.

Support Black television

I am so excited about two new television shows beginning this month. I always try to support Black shows, since many of us are old enough to remember the dearth of shows on television or the ways in which networks ...

The Sunday morning stick-up

I don’t go to church anymore,” she told me ruefully, “because I can’t afford it.”

Carving out a path to educational justice

For the last two years, Black, Latinx and immigrant parents from the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice and allied groups have organized, advocated and fought for Culturally Responsive Education in NYC schools.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #129

It is unequivocally clear that the Republican Party has bought Trump’s fake news mantra, hook, line and sinker.

URBAN AGENDA: Hector Figueroa: Exemplary Union Leader for Workers’ Rights

Hector Figueroa, the late president of the Service Employees International Union 32BJ, was smart, fearless and ferocious. He always knew which side to be on and it was always the side of the poor, the powerless, and workers who got ...

We must stay focused on the border

I recently saw the photos of Vice President Mike Pence and members of the Trump administration visiting the Southern border and walking past men and women in cages.

Biden’s cringeworthy backpedal on race signals weakness

A criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign for president is that, at age 76, he may be too old to be running for president.

Cuomo calls for accountability in reorganization plan for MTA

Gov. Andrew Cuomo pens an open letter to the MTA Board

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #128

Much as we dislike trampling through a trail of crap, that is the path we take recounting Trump’s racist past.

Happy birthday Mayor Dinkins

On July 10, New York City’s 106th mayor turned 92. Each time I have the opportunity to spend time with my “forever mayor,” I am constantly amazed at the intelligence, dignity and grace Mayor David Dinkins exudes.