Racism and Bias at Root of Health Inequities

A shocking reminder that low-income people of color face devastating inequities in the delivery of health care is the subject of a state Department of Health investigation of Lincoln Hospital which in 2014 “lost track” of a patient, a handyman ...

Our territories need more than just our prayers

The recent hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have left devastation in their wake. The loss of lives, property and natural surroundings has forever changed the lives of millions of Americans and people in the Caribbean.

Whichever side you’re on, Trump is frightening and alarming

At the United Nations last week, President Trump gave his first official speech, and made it clear to the world that he is in charge, and he will destroy any nation if America is “provoked.” No one knows what “provoked” ...

Let’s make politics out of bounds on Sundays

When the referees in charge of NFL football games make questionable calls, a challenge can be issued, subjecting the decisions to closer review.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself

Over the course of our state’s history since July 26, 1788, only seven women and two people of color have had any direct impact on the state constitution.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #35

O, President Trump, how we despise thee, let us count the ways.

It’s not too early to think about the general election in New York City

I am going to try my best not to finger wag my dear readers of the Amsterdam News.

‘The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Donald Trump’

Donald Trump has finally admitted that he will resign from the U.S. presidency sometime this fall. No, not the real Donald Trump, but Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter who wrote “The Art of the Deal,” says that what’s going to happen.

Let’s grow our own farmworkers

The tide of globalism, is, according to economists, a train that has already left the station. The neo-liberal consensus, shared by both Republicans and Democrats over the past few decades has been that so-called free trade is the stimulant of ...

How racism affects people, families and communities of color

he statistics are troubling. People of color are far more likely to suffer from inequity—inequity that can be traced directly to racism, a side effect and the enduring legacy of slavery.

Defend progress: Vote no on constitutional convention

New Yorkers make progress. It’s what we do. It’s not always easy—in fact, it seldom is. Every progressive victory in New York history has been hard-won, and, in November, New Yorkers must once again choose progress.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #34

Last week when we compared President Trump to a hurricane we may have done a disservice to these natural disasters, and with his provocation of Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, he portends an even more calamitous eve of ...

Some Hopeful Signs in NYC Census, But It’s Not All Good

On the face of it, life improved for the poor in New York City in 2016.

We will support the Dreamers…

In another harrowing episode of “The Apprentice: D.C.” the president and Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced they will rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and this administration will begin reversing Barack Obama’s efforts to support the nearly 1 million children ...

‘The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Donald Trump’

Psychologist Naim Akbar has traced the root word of psychology back to the ancient Egyptian word sacca, for wise, which later evolved into Psyche, the Greek goddess of the soul.