Let’s talk about how you should teach slavery 

I really tried to stay away from this story of the Bronx teacher stepping on the backs of Black students during a lesson on slavery.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #55

Let us hope that in mentioning Donald Trump’s name in the same breath as Frederick Douglass’ name that the latter isn’t denigrated.

Frederick Douglass, an alternative truth

Who was Frederick Douglass? More importantly, why does Frederick Douglass matter to today’s America? These questions are not merely rhetorical, as the recent controversy surrounding President Trump’s Black History Month statement illustrate.

The Black man’s burden 

Let’s begin with a wager. Walk into almost any barbershop in the Black community and start talking about the #metoo movement, and I bet you the atmosphere will change.

President Trump’s State of the Union address

In his first year leading the nation, President Donald Trump has achieved numerous victories and delivered huge benefits to the American people.

Dear City Council Member Donovan Richards, chair, Committee on Public Safety

We write to you to request that the City Council’s Committee on Public Safety hold public hearings on the so-called gang raids that have been executed in the city by the NYPD,

Public housing is a human right: Part 1

The crisis in the New York City Housing Authority’s ability to provide heat, hot water, safe and healthy living conditions is not grounded in lack of competency, transparency or oversight.

Happy Black History Month, and let us forever remember our living history

Happy Black History Month dear readers. I have such fond memories growing up learning about the great individuals who paved the way for millions of Black Americans to live in this country in a more dignified and equitable fashion. It ...

Voting Rights Still Under Attack

One of the key elements of the 2016 presidential election was the effort by right wing forces to suppress the voting of groups that do not support their politics.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go #54

Potty-mouth Trump, the alleged POTUS, announced Tuesday at a gathering of law enforcement officials at the White House that he would “love” to see the government shutdown if he doesn’t get his way on immigration.

The Trayvon Martin travesty and going forward

The Trayvon Martin killing demands that we raise the right questions. It was not simply the “Stand Your Ground” law that was responsible for Martin’s death and Zimmerman’s acquittal.

We must support our incarcerated sisters

I recently read about the New York State Assembly sponsored bill A588A, which is a bill related to providing feminine hygiene products at no cost to individuals in correctional facilities

The lessons of mass incarceration for child welfare

The platinum anniversary of the most important shift in American child welfare policy in a generation just passed without notice or public discussion. But almost 20 years to the day after President Clinton signed the Adoption and Safe Families Act ...

Make the stories less about the Oval and more about America

Contrast two storylines dominating the mainstream news today.

Investing in the workforce generates healthy returns

In the past month, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced that the nation’s capital has lifted the label from the U. S. Department of Labor as a “high-risk” partner in job training and employment programs and “at-risk” in unemployment ...