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The threat from Islamic State is real

As Americans, the threat of terrorism today seems at a comfortable, manageable distance—miles, oceans and armies away.

Uber app or crap?

Given all the noise and unknowns about Uber, the ride-sharing app-based service, it may be best to wait to see the outcome of the four-month study of the company proposed by the mayor.

Why we need a special prosecutor

Tragic events over the past year have shone a light on one of our nation’s most urgent moral issues—the inequitable and ineffective state of our criminal justice system.

Why ‘Our Lives Matter’

We believe that it is the God-given obligation of everyone to be responsible for the lives of their family members, neighbors, friends and associates.

Mental health and African Americans: Breaking the tradition of silence

A short time ago, I was at an event, talking to some very smart people about what we can do to address our mental health crisis.

As Obama Champions Democracy in Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo Descends into Political Chaos as its President Clings to Power

As President Barack Obama sought to advance the principles of democracy on a historic trip to his father’s homeland of Kenya last week, the hope for a fair democratic process in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo appeared to be ...

Wealth building 101: Squirrel something away

The most important concept in business is leverage.

Dear Mayor de Blasio, Expand ‘Begin Again’

At present, the city has roughly 1 million open summons warrants.

We need Black male judges on the Manhattan Supreme Court

The New York State Unified Court System has always been a convoluted, complicated and sometimes very slowly functioning court.

It’s time to bring education into the 21st century

A record number of high school students are celebrating their hard-earned diplomas this year, but the celebrations won’t last.

Greek voters rebuffed the debt vampires, why can’t America?

With an overwhelming majority of the Greek people having voted “no” in a referendum that would decide whether Greece would continue to borrow its way into a hopeless debt spiral, the bankers who own the country’s debt are recoiling in ...

Urban Agenda: Older Youth Left Out of City Budget

Longtime readers of this column know that over the years I have been particularly vocal about the crisis of out of school, out of work young people.

Be vigilant on child care

Sometimes it’s not until the cancer is inoperable that the patient is alarmed and then frantically searches for treatment or a cure.

Holiday Weekend Proves America Must Improve Approach to Public Safety

Statistics show that gun violence goes up during summer holiday weekends, but that fact does not make it any easier for a mother, father, brother or sister dealing with the loss of a loved one due to senseless acts of ...

African-American autism and vaccines

Last August, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention senior scientist, Dr. William Thompson, invoked federal whistleblower status and confessed that the CDC has known since 2001 that Black boys exposed to the MMR vaccine have a disproportionate risk of autism.