‘We are our brother’s keeper’

Much is said of the state of Black America, especially young Black males, but there are so few who are willing to offer solutions to combat the incarceration rates or bolster graduation rates. There is an eagerness to point out ...

A good start for Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month was nicely commemorated on Monday when Sen. Claire McCaskill’s bill to force changes in the military’s sexual assault policies unanimously passed in the Senate.

Kudos to the President and his My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

Any historian will tell his students that a president’s second term will define his legacy to the country and the world. President Obama will go down in history as one of America’s greatest presidents that held the office.

Please remember Gordon Parks’ ‘Solomon Northup’s Odyssey’

As 2014 Black History Month ended, Denzel Washington appeared on late night television to promote his forthcoming performance in Lorraine Hansberry’s iconic “A Raisin in the Sun.”

The lesson of ‘12 Years a Slave’ for a nation in the age of Obama

It is a story that America doesn’t like to look at, much less take the time to consider the implications of what that nation’s experience with slavery means in a modern world

‘My Brother’s Keeper’?

The nation is in need of an all-hands-on-deck strategy

President shows his true colors

For the first time last week President Barack Obama was no longer the standard bearer for the status quo of how America thought and started working for people of color

What will happen if the minimum wage increases?

Last week, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report saying that the proposal to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in 2016 would cost the creation of 500,000 jobs in 2016.

Center for NuLeadership applauds Cuomo’s prison college program

The Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions applauds Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s announcement to implement a statewide initiative to provide state funding for college education in prison for incarcerated individuals.

Cuomo doing the right thing

Recently, Gov. Andrew Cuomo came out in support of universal pre-K, with the state putting its money where its mouth is.

Last memories of Chokwe Lumumba

On Tuesday evening, I came home to learn that Lumumba was dead. I wondered if his death was related to the sickness.

Yes! How about a progressive public education for New York City adults too?

Dear Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Deputy Chancellor Dorita Gibson:

Pre-K plan rests on faulty premise

Pre-K, and the call to create a dedicated tax-based funding scheme for it, rests on the assumption that we must grab the opportunity to educate low-income 3- and 4-year-olds, because once they get older (and most especially once they become ...

Fool me once

I want to tell you a tale of life and death.

Educate everyone, leave no one behind

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trying to change the tides and attack recidivism at its core, making education available to inmates by offering them an opportunity to earn an associate or bachelor’s degree while incarcerated.