Let’s continue talking about HIV and AIDS

As Gay Pride Month approaches in June and many people begin to celebrate the triumphs of the gay community, not just in New York City, but across the globe, we must remember all of the men and women who died ...

Pan-African Unity Dialogue demands U.S. arms embargo on Uganda dictatorship 

A coalition of Pan-African organizations based in New York Friday called on the Trump administration to place an arms embargo on Uganda, whose military under the dictatorship of Gen. Yoweri Museveni has caused the deaths of millions of Africans in ...

Spiritual technology

Recently, at the Museum of the Bible, we hosted a live town hall on Youth and Morality.

In the name of your Blackness, take a stand and walkout!

Sam Acho, Lorenzo Alexander, Russel Okung, Richard Sherman, Michael Thomas and Benjamin Watson. These six individuals are not only the vice presidents of the NFL Players Association but also the six Black NFL players who are the voice for all ...

Marijuana: The case for responsible decriminalization and legalization

The debate over how New York City should handle low-level marijuana offenses has evolved rapidly since I became Queens Borough president in 2014.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #70

Is it on or is it off? That is the summit between Trump and Kim Jong-un, or Him and Kim?

Mayor’s Inexplicable Reluctance to Reduce Transit Fares for Working Poor

Mayor de Blasio has a unique opportunity during the current budget negotiations to wield the power of his mayoralty to help poor New Yorkers struggling with the cost of bus and subway fares.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Millions of people are currently suffering from various forms of mental illness.

The Trump administration has the right stuff

The past few weeks have been historic ones for the Trump administration. President Donald Trump finally showed the moral courage to do what three previous presidents would not or could not, relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel to its rightful ...

Black voters: Don’t trust Andrew Cuomo

Tish James could become the first Black woman to win statewide elected office in New York. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo is threatening to block her path to power unless she submits to his will.

Seniors: New York City is proud of your hard work

This week, high schools across the five boroughs have been celebrating College Decision Day.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #69

Several media outlets, reporters and commentators have expressed their exasperations in getting interviews with Trump.

Protecting Our Community during National Foster Care Month

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, our community was under a full-fledged attack. Crack was in our streets, it was in our schools, it was in our parks, it was in our playgrounds, and for some, it was in ...

URBAN AGENDA: Years after Discrimination Lawsuit, FDNY Still Synonymous with Racism and Nepotism

It's no secret that the New York City Fire Department’s rank and file doesn’t resemble the diverse communities they serve.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #68

We haven’t been asked to join the lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and its secretary Ben Carson, but we would welcome that opportunity.