Speed up NYC Safe

The urgency of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “NYC Safe” plan came into sharp relief the other day when a relative of actor Morgan Freeman was stabbed to death.

10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

It seems like so much has changed since Hurricane Katrina touched down in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Aug. 29, 2005.

Deadly diplomacy: The 100th anniversary of the US occupation of Haiti

Haiti recently caught the attention of the American press again.

What if Black lives really mattered?

On the recent first anniversary of the controversial death of Michael Brown, protesters in Ferguson, Mo., took to the streets with the urgent message that “Black Lives Matter.”

Report: Barriers Remain for College-educated Blacks and Latinos

Is a college degree still worth the ever-increasing cost of tuition?

When will we be confident that Black lives really do matter to mass America?

Black Lives Really do Matter

In London, a tale of two Europes

Traveling to Europe during the summer

Obama’s Attempts to Close Digital Divide Jeopardized by Legal Dispute Ruling by International Trade Commission is pending

President Obama made an important announcement that has the potential to transform the lives of struggling minorities.

Spirit of the Pell Grant under attack by federal budget proposals

Decades ago, U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell eloquently stated, “The strength of the United States is not the gold in Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction we have, but the sum total of the education and character of our ...

Is there justice in America or is it just us?

Over and over again we hear of convictions being overturned for Black men who have spent the better parts of their lives behind bars for crimes they did not commit. The reasons these men have languished in the penitentiaries of ...

The Crucial Role of New York’s Public Hospital System

In 1969, the New York State Legislature created the Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), which oversees a huge complex of public hospitals and clinics.

Nine days and counting

Sadly, by the time you finish reading this editorial, another unarmed Black man will be fatally shot by a white police officer.

A new cost of Obamacare: Surging emergency room usage

Emergency room usage has spiked in recent years.

‘A clear and simple wrong’ still not right

Fifty years ago, on Aug. 6, 1965, President Lyndon Baines Johnson uttered these words as he signed into law the Voting Rights Act.

The threat from Islamic State is real

As Americans, the threat of terrorism today seems at a comfortable, manageable distance—miles, oceans and armies away.