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Marshawn Day Lynchin’

For most of his career, running back Marshawn Lynch has been sprinting like a runaway slave. He has been dubbed an animal— they call him “Beast Mode.” For years, mobs of tacklers have tried to capture him, many to no ...

The Teflon Don of civil rights

The Rev. Al Sharpton seems to have learned this lesson long ago: When you’re a controversial civil rights leader who’s made a career out of harassing the cops and embarrassing the government, never keep any assets in your own name.

NYPD trained to criminalize the community

This is what Devin Almonor said when NYPD officers stopped him and threw him against a car. As he testified during the stop-and-frisk trial, I positioned myself so he could easily see me.

Black History Month today, tomorrow and forever

In case you haven’t noticed, we are halfway through Black History Month. And if you’re in a dither about how to commemorate or celebrate this special moment on the calendar, your participation is still more than welcomed at a number ...

Bully-Proof Diva: Three Things to Know About How Bullying Effects Your Personal Life

Common Misunderstandings about Adult Bullying

I believe that we can win: The Fight for $15 and the legacy of Selma

As many of you head to the theaters around Oscar season and Black History Month, I ask you to watch for those foot soldiers for justice and consider this: In New York City, more than 90 percent of fast-food workers ...

The world is yours

Before leaving office, the first African-American U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder, has ordered Brooklyn prosecutors not to seek the death penalty in the case of Lil’ Kim’s ex-fiance, Damion “World” Hardy.

State of delusion

Members of Congress concerned by the ongoing nuclear progress of the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism are interested in pursuing a bill that would provide a backstop should the talks between Iran and the P5+1 ultimately break down because ...

What the mayor didn’t say

Mayor Bill de Blasio must be commended for his concern about keeping affordable housing at the top of his agenda, a point he underscored with building plans from borough to borough, even if he provided few details and made no ...

Bully-Proof Diva: Three things you need to know about the impact of bullying in the workplace

Bullying doesn’t just happen on the playground.

A dream interrupted: Black America’s economic decline a betrayal of King’s legacy

While a major thrust of King’s movement was to eradicate legal barriers to full participation in the American enterprise, his push for economic empowerment has been largely ignored, much to the detriment of those in whose name he fought and ...

Free trade with Cuba

I was in Havana and witnessed firsthand the jubilation in the streets as President Barack Obama announced to the world the United States would renew diplomatic relations with Cuba after 50 years of strained relations.

Have New Yorkers become snow wimps, or is it just the government?

As a kid growing up in New York City, it seemed to me that for schools to close, Armageddon had to be near.

Get more politically involved

Greetings, readers. As a political scientist, I have dedicated myself to helping students become more informed of political processes, more politically aware of their surroundings and more knowledgable about how systems of power work (and sometimes do not work) in ...

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Christina Greer reflects on the legacy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. left behind, and why it important to keep that legacy alive.