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A call to courage

A little over one week ago, pure evil visited the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

Giving all job seekers a fair chance

A quick search of want ads in just about any newspaper reveals the problem: “No felonies.”

It’s time to get a mammogram

My sister recently told me she is preparing for her first mammogram.

Cuomo’s wage board must take action

Sometime this month, the wage board empanelled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to make a recommendation that could have a dramatic effect on low-wage workers, especially in communities of color.

Deal on Iran would shred US nonproliferation efforts

Lately I am having a really hard time sleeping at night, and the source of my worry is the Middle East.

Parents, you have a right to school choice

I attended primary and secondary public schools in New York City.

We arise out of the ashes

Black America was jubilant on the morning of June 17, when Loretta Lynch was sworn in as the first African-American woman to be appointed U.S. attorney general.

Why you can’t kill the spirit of Mother Emanuel

You can kill a man, but you can’t kill an idea.

The sad truths behind the Happy Meals

The advertisements would have us believe that fast-food restaurants are the savior of the working parent, too tired to cook and in need of a quick, reasonably priced way to feed the family.

The End Mayoral Control Coalition supports Barron’s education bill

The End Mayoral Control Coalition fully and enthusiastically endorses Assembly Bill A.7924, introduced by Assemblyman Charles Barron, to establish a commission to thoroughly study the ineffectiveness of the New York City mayoral control of education state law.

Black like me, says Rachel Dolezal

Unlike Ray Sprigle and John Howard Griffin, two writers who pretended to be Black for a month or so several decades ago, Rachel Dolezal is determined to be Black forever, and apparently, up to now, only her parents and adopted ...

New air standards could disproportionately affect urban communities

As President Obama moves to implement policies that his administration says will reduce smog levels, he is facing a backlash in the urban and largely Black communities that are at the core of his political base and key to the ...

Many Blacks want to be blue

Insert foot in mouth here. Or in other words, good morning, Commissioner Bratton. Recently NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said in an interview with The Guardian newspaper that a problem exists with hiring Blacks for the Police Department because “we have ...

Support our girls

I have been following the #Sayhername campaign, which acknowledges and memorializes Black women and girls who have been killed by the state.

Mr. Mayor, we demand action now

The United Clergy Caucus is a heterodox convening of African-American clergy from across the five counties of New York City.