An Elected Board: The way to hold police accountable

ric Garner, Mohamed Bah, Deborah Danner, Saheed Vassell, John Callado, Malcolm Ferguson, Delrawn Small, Ramarley Graham, Nicholas Heyward Jr., Sean Bell, Eleanor Bumpurs, Amadou Diallo.

New York needs its own chief diversity officer

New York City is one of the most diverse cities in the world. Over 80 percent of New Yorkers are either women or people of color.

COMMENTARY: Surviving R. Kelly, Michael Jackson, Bill Cosby… and who else?

As rational, thinking adults, we kinda knew something was amiss with Michael. We subscribed to the Peter Pan and/or asexual fallacy ’cause we needed to.

The Black women jailed for ‘stealing' an education

Actress Lori Loughlin was taken into custody by the FBI Wednesday in Los Angeles after she, fellow movie star Felicity Huffman and 48 others were charged in a $25 million college admissions scam that ABC News said has prompted repercussions ...

Jobs report shows what ‘African Americans have to lose’ under Trump

The latest report from the U.S. Labor Department has provided still another answer to the infamous question of “What the hell do [African Americans] have to lose?”

Environmental injustice in Black communities

The White House has recently announced a plan to form a committee to analyze the challenges climate change will cause to national security.

Sport brings out the best of us

Having recently attended the 2019 NBA All-Star game, I was truly in awe of the drama and athleticism displayed by the dueling Team LeBron and Team Giannis. As the teams went head-to-head on the court, I was struck by a ...

Legalization of prostitution in New York? Not on my watch!

So, we’re all hearing about a proposed bill that is poised to pass that would legalize prostitution in New York State. Not on my watch!

Make America Great Again: #110 Trump Must Go!

It’s painful enough having to endure Trump’s nastiness, the barrage of insults he tweets daily to any and everybody.

March is Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month was established in 1987 after several states petitioned to extend the appreciation of women’s contributions beyond the already established Women’s History Week.

Michael Jackson: An uncomfortable legacy

The explosive new documentary, “Leaving Neverland,” takes a highly critical look at one of the most controversial aspects of Michael Jackson’s life and legacy—the persistent rumors that he abused children, specifically young boys.

Time for a new Black political direction?

As Afro-Americans look to the 2020 elections, the midterm elections might have pointed the way to a new direction for Black politics in the 21st century.

Why the New York City Council proposal to ban menthol cigarettes is wrong

I dedicated 34 years of my life to public safety, enforcing the laws that our legislators placed before me. That’s what cops do, and we trust that those laws are well thought out, studied and based upon sound data and ...

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #109

Accusing someone of harassment and that they are stone crazy, as Trump said of Rep. Jerrold Nadler, are charges he should know firsthand as intimidation and name-calling are tools often at his disposal.

URBAN AGENDA: Transit Fares Are Rising. Fortunately (or should we say Finally) Fair Fares Is Now on Track to Provide Relief

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have come together to support a sustainable source of revenue for the Metropolitan Transit Authority bus and subway repairs.