A `Tale of Two Cities’ worthy of the Mayor’s scorn

Bill de Blasio’s rise to the second most powerful elective office in the country was due in large part to the solid support he received from the city’s black and Latino population, who believed he would do something about inequities ...

College access for all NYC schools

I recently announced that starting next school year, all New York City high schools will offer the SAT exam free to 11th-graders.

An open letter to Mayor de Blasio: Don’t take New York backwards

We believe Mayor Bill de Blasio should withdraw his proposals and convene stakeholders to develop real solutions that can advance justice and public safety for New Yorkers.

A bipartisan approach to criminal justice reform

Violent crime—a crippling public health epidemic destroying communities across America.

Rise of the outsider candidate also reflects a popular uprising against the mainstream media

The latest CNBC-moderated Republican primary debate showed how disconnected the mainstream media has become in this country.

Overcoming Black economic stagnation

The hostile response we have seen recently to protests of police brutality and the killing of unarmed African-Americans by police in New York City, Ferguson, Mo., Baltimore, and elsewhere is all too familiar to those of us who lived through ...

Once more, all lives matter!

It is disheartening to learn of the dispute between the Rev. Al Sharpton and the family of Randolph Holder Jr., the NYPD officer killed last week.

Let’s combat domestic violence

Like countless other Americans, throughout the month of October I wear purple in its various hues.

Gun control and the disarming of the Black community

Ronald Reagan was the father of the modern gun control movement in America.

Fairness for the formerly incarcerated

Tuesday, Oct. 20, we held a press conference at City Hall in Manhattan to highlight the plight of housing for the formerly incarcerated.

Black joy and despair

Whether in Africa or in the global Diaspora, there continues to be an ebb and flow of good news and bad news, things to cheer and things to abhor.

We do not all look alike, Commissioner Bratton!

I know the assault of James Blake happened weeks ago, but I am still reeling from Commissioner Bill Bratton’s comments about the professional tennis player.

Commentary: A gathering of thousands in the nation’s capital

Since I have to teach on Saturdays at the City College of New York, it was not possible for me to attend the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in the nation’s capital.

Under attack, Israel deserves our support

Here we go again. Israel, America’s truest ally in the Middle East, is under assault by terrorists, and the Obama administration is once again turning its back on the Jewish state.

Paying Tribute to the City’s 106th Mayor

I was among those in attendance at last week’s renaming of the city’s Municipal Building in honor of David Norman Dinkins, the City’s 106th mayor.