Enough is enough!

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is noted for getting budgets in on time, and his timing in the call for the passage of a tough law on campus sexual assault is equally propitious, with the alleged and debunked rape charge at the ...

To be young, gifted, Black and poor

The events that have occurred over the past year in Ferguson, Staten Island, Cleveland, Baltimore and so many other cities and towns across the country have shown many people in this country that we have an epidemic on our hands.

Dr. Yosef A. A. ben-Jochannan: Transitioning to immortality

It has been known throughout the long continuum of the African(a) experience that when an elder dies, it is as if a library burns.

We shouldn’t need deadlines to make Iran a priority

In our effort to halt the Iranian progress toward nuclear weapons capability, timing is critical.

Police relations in 2015

I am sure I am not the only person who feels this way, but my spirit aches each time I read a story about a young Black boy or girl dying at the hands of the police.

Sambisa Forest, a forest of shame

The Nigerian elections have come and gone, and everything old is new again. Some of the new from the old is even more confusing and traumatic as time goes by.

Fear, loathing and moral decay in the streets of Baltimore

Let’s face it. Baltimore has been a riot for decades.

Can Obama ensure justice in Baltimore?

“Justice needs to be served,” says President Barack Obama. “What I think people of Baltimore want more than anything else is the truth. That’s what people around the country expect.”

New York elected officials should take note from Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby

The announcement of the indictment of the six Baltimore police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray by Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby has shown us that the tenets of justice can work.

It’s about all of us!

“Each man’s death diminishes me,” the great poet John Donne wrote, and we are all the more diminished and saddened when that death results from a senseless act of violence.

Urban Agenda: Baltimore and Fair Access

Before six Baltimore police officers were indicted last week in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury while in the custody of police, sections of this city mired in economic stagnation and ...

Does Obama take Republican treatment personally?

As President Barack Obama celebrates the confirmation of Loretta Lynch’s nomination, on one hand he is ecstatic, and on the other hand, upset.

Missing and invisible Black men

The recent death of Freddie Gray while in police custody in Baltimore that has triggered nights of violence is further confirmation of a report in The New York Times about “missing Black men.”

What $5 can do for you

Many years ago, I began saving $5 bills after getting change. This small act has changed the way I view money, how I shop and what I view as needs versus wants.

Strengthening our mission against gun violence

Let’s change the way we look at gun violence. Instead of simply calling it crime, we need to call it what it truly is: one the most serious threats to public health in Harlem.