Bratton leaves but his legacy lingers on

Two surprising but related announcements recently rocked the metropolitan area. The first was the news that Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was leaving his post after a two-year tenure at the end of the month.

The Clintons: Traditional marriage or business deal?

Who knows when it took a turn for the worse—when the Clinton marriage stopped being one of commitment and became a marriage of convenience.

Cover-up of poisoned drinking water impacting millions of Floridians

After five years of our state being under the leadership of Gov. Scott, our representatives are pointing their fingers at everyone but themselves.

Voting ID laws struck down

With the presidential election cycle experiencing unprecedented chaos, it was good news last week for African-American voters when the U.S. Appeals Court struck down a North Carolina law that required a photo identification when casting ballots.

The Democratic Convention: A sharp contrast to Trump

Because the Democratic Convention followed the GOP Convention, held in Cleveland last week, we have more of a basis to contrast the two, both in style, substance and tone. Thus far, the Democrat events could not look more different, and ...

Democratic platform far from perfect

The Democratic platform is 57 pages long but short on substance for Black Americans.

This is what America looks like

Not only did a rainbow of diversity occupy the floor of the convention center in Philadelphia, a parade of people of color marched across the stage during the first two days of the Democratic National Convention. “This is what America ...

URBAN AGENDA | A Conversation with Education Professor Pedro Noguera

I sat down recently with noted education scholar and UCLA Professor Pedro Noguera to get his views on our segregated public school system, Mayor de Blasio’s school-turnaround plan, Specialized High Schools admissions and his thoughts on charter schools.

It’s a new day for Harlem

I am sure many residents of Harlem are wondering about their future representation, now that State Senator Adriano Espaillat has won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Representative of District 13 in New York.

Jail killer cops!

When Micah Xavier Johnson killed five cops in Dallas, Texas, a robot with a bomb attached to it was detonated, killing Johnson.

The uncanny road ahead for Trump

With the GOP convention finally at hand, team Trump faces the truly daunting task of keeping his brand afloat and maintaining a course to victory in the fall.

African superstar artists performing in Brooklyn

“Naija dey come o!” Friday July 22, 2016, Afro-pop R&B singer Banky W will host the One Africa Festival Concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

‘Is this war? I don’t believe so and I certainly hope not’

American communities and police departments are contending with truly horrific events, including the questionable and, in some cases utterly unjustifiable, deaths of Black men at the hands of police, and the deaths of police at hands of disturbed assailants who ...

What’s going on?

Tuesday night I had the distinct pleasure to attend a preview performance of the Broadway revival of “Motown: The Musical.”

Bratton should check his privilege

Commissioner Bratton has developed a knack for talking about improving police-community relations out of one side of his mouth and then opening chasms between him and New York’s communities of color on the other.