Republicans use gerrymandering to gain a political advantage

Voting is on the minds of many people these days. We see the histrionics and we know our vote is going to make a difference. Our apathy of yesterday must turn into our assertiveness today.

URBAN AGENDA: Policing Poverty at the Turnstile

Local Law 47 took effect in December 2017, requiring the NYPD to publicly release data on the number of arrests and summonses for fare evasion by race, sex and age for every subway station.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go #139

Words such as “coup” and “civil war” have been flaunted lately by Trump, suggesting that his administration is under siege.

It’s time for impeachment

We have reached a point where impeachment is no longer up for discussion. Many people would argue that impeachment proceedings should have begun several months ago.

The state of Black employment

The top line numbers seem to tell it all. When it comes to American employment, a rising tide lifts all boats.

Were there other factors involved in the recent hate crimes?

The mass killings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio are still fresh in my mind. It was just a few weeks ago that America took another nosedive with these senseless murders all happening within a 24-hour time period.

We must reopen Central Park 5 prosecutor Linda Fairstein’s cases

Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us” brought into sharp focus the harrowing injustices in the case of the Exonerated Central Park Five—five African American and Latino teenagers who were wrongfully convicted for the brutal rape of a woman in Central ...

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go #138

Stepping across lines, be they political or moral, is a daily exercise for Trump, and recently he did both.

Congress Must Act to Address Gun Violence

It seems like every few months, our nation is rocked by another mass shooting. El Paso and Dayton are only the latest of a list of tragedies that stretches from Parkland to Pittsburgh, Charleston to Columbine, San Bernardino to Sandy ...

Reflecting on 9/11

Last week was the 18th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the entire United States.

Big changes needed at the CIA to advance Trump’s smart strategy

After decades of American predictability, President Trump’s unexpected decision to cancel a secret Camp David meeting with the Taliban is the latest example of the effectiveness and strength of the strategy of the Trump negotiation team.

U.S. military paying Trump’s companies for business around the world

The House Oversight Committee has launched an investigation into whether President Trump has personally enriched his family, and his company. Many in the country are extremely angry about these incidents, but the reason most candidates run for office on any ...

New York City’s education system is racist and unresponsive to Black/Brown students

Let’s call it what it is. New York City’s education system is racist and until there is an unapologetic dismantling of its system which breeds racial inequity and disparities to maintain the status quo, New York City public schools will ...

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #137

There is nothing in the Obama matrix that doesn’t infuriate Trump. Among his most recent missiles at the Obamas—and this time he assails the couple—is their Higher Ground Production Company that launched the first in a series of documentaries and ...

URBAN AGENDA: While Trump Panders to HBCUs, New York Acts to Protect Student Borrowers

President Donald Trump went to the annual convention of historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) in Houston last week to evoke America First, the nationalist sentiment that won him overwhelming support among white conservatives.