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Expansion of the Careers and Professional Development Institute

Since the recent expansion of the City College Careers and Professional Development Institute, there have been inquiries, including your December 5 article, as to why the institute is expanding and will this impact the college’s ongoing mission of serving and ...

Minority and Women-owned businesses being hammered by Scaffold Law

The leadership of the Alliance for Minority and Women Construction Businesses, this is about jobs, safety and justice.

Give airport workers a break

For the 12,000 low-wage subcontracted airport service workers in New York, the holiday season is the busiest part of the year.

Jesus and race

What explosive emotions erupted when Megan Kelly of Fox News declared that Jesus and Santa were white men.

Sovereignty: A New Year’s resolution for Black America

As we approach 2014 without a clear collective resolution, the quality of life for Blacks living in the United States is disturbing, disappointing and unacceptable.

The ‘war on poverty’ hasn’t failed

We launched a “war on poverty” 50 years ago; how are we doing today?

With the New Year come new opportunities for New York’s elected officials

As New York City approaches the New Year, it is a time of incredible ascendency in the history of African-Americans in elective office in the nation’s largest city.

Struggling financially at Christmastime

By refining this year’s Christmas celebrations to appeal less toward material things and more toward reawakening the virtues faith and family, we will once again find ourselves remembering the true joy and meaning of Christmas.

Lets Get Serious

In 1960, there were 103 Black elected officials throughout the nation. By 1990, that number had grown to 9000. Nonetheless, as we approach 2014, all of the social comfort indicators show that the political and economic status of African Americans ...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

As 2013 comes to a close and Christmas and Kwanzaa have come and gone, we reflect on the year that has just passed and the year we hope will be more promising.

We thank you, Madiba

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was one of most prolific leaders of the 20th century.

Statement By David N. Dinkins: President Nelson Mandela Salute

his heart has circled the globe

Nelson Mandela: Remembering the man and the Free Mandela/Free South Africa Movement

I was at the John F. Kennedy Airport when Nelson and Winnie Mandela, along with members of the African National Congress (ANC), landed at the airport

Open the process of selecting our next school leaders

The direction for education policy during the coming years is in need of substantive assessment and discussion

The legacy of Trayvon Martin

In Martin’s death, we experienced the need for Blacks and Latinos here in New York City to come together to reform stop-and-frisk