Forty-six years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.
It was striking when the president of this country, a woman who has been the center of international prominence and the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize, defended a law that criminalizes same-sex activity.
Long before Steven McQueen unveiled Lupita Nyong’o in high definition, I yearned for her. Self-affirming visual representations of all our children engaging the world would help build their confidence to stake their piece of it. It is unfortunate that we ...
It’s been more than four years since Congress last raised the federal minimum wage.
It has been 46 years this week since the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel
With fierce competition for limited jobs, many people wonder if they will be able to land a good job. Unfortunately, the economic situation feels like a bad dream. Hope is not lost! Building a personal brand may be the cornerstone ...
We write to you as a community-based organization to express our profound disappointment with the closing of 10 Assembly district offices in New York
Education has become more about profit and power than children learning
An African proverb concludes that when two elephants fight, only the grass suffers. In this case, t
At the NAACP and the Brennan Center, we have been saying for years that Albany’s elected officials have to be more accountable to the communities
Sixty years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision legally ended school segregation, New Yorkers are faced with an uncomfortable truth: African-American young people are still being shortchanged by our education system.
On Wednesday, March 12, our community experienced a severe tragedy when a gas explosion in our beloved East Harlem
New York City is starting to right some of the wrongs that have affected our communities for decades.
Much is said of the state of Black America, especially young Black males, but there are so few who are willing to offer solutions to combat the incarceration rates or bolster graduation rates. There is an eagerness to point out ...
Women’s History Month was nicely commemorated on Monday when Sen. Claire McCaskill’s bill to force changes in the military’s sexual assault policies unanimously passed in the Senate.