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An open letter to Bernie Sanders

As you know, tens of millions of U.S. citizens have been shocked, dismayed and outraged by the election of a rich, racist/sexist/Islamophobic egomaniacal climate-change denier who is arrogantly clueless to the complex world of politics. And there are still tens ...

Are you qualified?

Few Americans will ever forget how my mayor, the former mayor of New York City, the People’s Mayor Post 9/11, Rudolph Giuliani, took great pains to shred the résumé of then Senator Barack Obama during the 2008 Republican National Convention.

The path ahead

One month after Election Day, many of us are still fighting through our shock and grief while trying to better understand the reasons for Hillary Clinton’s defeat.

Hate in the time of Trump

This election season has brought an outcome that many never expected. Donald Trump is the president- elect. A man who, for all intents and purposes, has been a circus act for decades is now the “leader” of the “free world.”

URBAN AGENDA: With Trump as President, Public Housing’s Future is on the Line

What will happen to public housing under soon-to-be President Donald Trump? The answer to this question could have consequences for every single one of the more than half million New Yorkers -- most of them low-income blacks and Latinos – ...

Black institutions matter

In the wake of the stunning outcome of the recent presidential election, I feel a renewed urgency about the existence of an institution such as Medgar Evers College

Making the Middle East great again

The election of Donald J. Trump signals very dark days ahead. Not for the American people, of course, but for our nation’s enemies and adversaries in the Middle East.

Open Letter to President of the United States Barack Obama

In the toxic vapor trails of this past Nov. 8 elections, just before your soon to be “I’m-outta-here” status, it has been reported that you have embarked on a global trip, presumably to calm fears and angst among America’s friends ...

Recount and electoral integrity

Petitions for a recount of the 2016 presidential election have upset Donald Trump, pierced his thin skin and provoked more inanities and false claims, and that alone may be worth the cost of the plan to recount the votes in ...

Bent on progress

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to appear in the two-part series “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise,” which was produced by acclaimed professor and documentarian, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Obama, free our political prisoners!

As he went across the country encouraging us to vote for Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama said he wants Black people to respect and protect his legacy.

Moving forward 

We’ve just been through what has been the most divisive, exhausting and unsettling presidential election in our lifetime.

If you see something, say something

Even though the election was just a few weeks ago, it seems like DJT has been our president-elect for decades.

Fight the white right!

When historian Rayford Logan wrote about “nadir of American race relations,” he was referring to the period after Reconstruction to the dawn of the 20th century.

The consequences of using Airbnb while Black

The rise of the Black Lives Matter movement has shown us that even 50 years after the fight for civil rights, we must remain vigilant in the face of systemic racial discrimination from community-police relationships, to workplace equality, to fair ...