Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #17

In his speech last Sunday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, President Trump, after saying he was not there to lecture the leaders of more than 50 Muslim countries, did just that.

Let’s extend Mother’s Day

This past Sunday, many of us celebrated the amazing women in our lives.

Fear of African-Americans in Mississippi in 2017

Imagine sitting in your home with your spouse and children.

A test for the Trump coalition

The recent wispy vote in the House of Representatives and subsequent haranguing from national party Democrats on the fate of their political opponents create many inflection points for pundits and policy watchers alike.

Supporting families with more community schools

Bringing schools and communities together as partners to build a better future for students and families is common sense. Since 2014, we have launched 150 community schools across the city, and this September, 69 additional schools will be transforming their ...

A Declaration of Independence

Declaring independence from the policies and practices of President Trump

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #16


The City’s Last Bastion of White Privilege

For the first time in history, people of color and women make up most applicants for the upcoming New York City firefighter test, which many fire department officials celebrate as an important high-water mark in the long-running battle to diversify ...


I recently saw “Sweat” on Broadway, written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. Her poignant play follows a small factory town in Pennsylvania during the 2000 election season.

Upon the wings of a dove

Sometime in the womb, as we evolve over months from a single-celled organism into the complex mass of neurons and flesh that we recognize as ourselves, an awareness of our place in the world emerges.

Unmasking the disease of a thousand faces

Lupus—a complex, devastating and life-changing autoimmune disease that currently has no cure—is not easily understood or explained.

Cutting off the school-to-prison pipeline

“I am innocent.” These three words caught my attention as I watched “Time: The Kalief Browder Story,” a six-part documentary series that aired on SpikeTV throughout the month of March to the beginning of April.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #15

In the wake of the firing of FBI director James Comey, and the letter he received from President Trump, we have composed a letter of termination to Trump.

Remembering LA 25 years later

I have read several thought pieces reflecting on the 25 years after the Los Angeles uprisings, after the acquittal of the police officers involved in the brutal beating of motorist Rodney King.

Shelters and jails, de Blasio’s new homes for us!

Mayor Bill de Blasio came into office talking about a “tale of two cities,” one white and wealthy, and the other Black, Brown and poor.