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For communities of color, increased smartphone costs mean decreased opportunity

Despite becoming synonymous with everyday life, smartphones are one commodity that’s still capable of generating global headlines. One such example happened recently, when the European Commission fined Google $5 billion for requiring Android manufacturers to preload apps such as Google ...

NAACP supports reforming commercial waste industry without pursuing DSNY’s flawed waste zone proposal

One of the major challenges facing low-income communities in New York City is the fact that formerly incarcerated men and women of color are too often denied fair opportunities to re-enter the workforce even after they have reformed and turned ...

Amazon Prime and Prejudice: It’s time for closer scrutiny of the online retailer’s practice of selling hate

Amazon claims to be a company that values inclusion and diversity, but a recent report reveals that this façade masks a darker side, as the company profits from selling White supremacist and other hateful products.

What does it mean to have an ally?

I was recently reading about the racist and homophobic past tweets of Major League Baseball Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader.

Time to depoliticize the appointment of judges

The U.S. Constitution grants the sole responsibility of nominating federal judges to the president.

Ending mass incarceration requires bold leadership

Everyone deserves to feel safe in their community and to be treated equally under the law.

Which lie should Americans believe when Trump speaks?

The most disturbing reality in America is that almost 45 percent of the residents are proud of the Trump administration, and they think he is doing a good job.

Two million workers can't be wrong

New York is the most unionized state in the nation with nearly 2 million union workers. Although private sector unions make up the largest number of those workers—17 percent compared with 6 percent nationwide—the real power of New York’s organized ...

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #78

From day to day, if not from hour to hour, Trump provides a surfeit of ammunition for satirists, cartoonists, novelists, poets, playwrights, politicos and any artist with a penchant to lampoon a character who from moment to moment is like ...

URBAN AGENDA: Subway Arrests Undermine NYPD Anti-Bias Training

We’ve all seen the stories in the news and social media of people of color being abused, arrested, or even shot dead for flying, golfing, driving, siting by the pool, shopping, cutting grass, walking or drinking coffee "while black.”

A small gift can leave a lasting legacy when investing in HBCUs

Earlier this year, a man named Jack Weldon Patrick passed away in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. A long-time lawyer, Patrick was remembered as a family man, an advocate for social justice, and a respected community leader.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #77

“I misspoke,” Trump said at a White House briefing Tuesday, a day after being snookered by Russian President Vladimir Putin, and now belatedly accepting the findings of his intelligence officials that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

Has violence created PTSD for Blacks?

African-Americans live in a constant state of trauma brought on by the high level of violence in their neighborhoods, police-involved shootings of unarmed Black citizens and the many forms and levels of racism experienced on daily basis.

Let’s embrace loss and live for today

It seems as if I am surrounded by loss, as are so many friends and colleagues around me. As I send words of sympathy and encouragement to the bereaved families, I am reminded that life is a series of moments ...

What about the innocent children?

Immigration is arguably the most divisive subject in the country at present. With midterm elections rapidly approaching, the current focal point of our nation is the 2,342 children being detained separately from their families.