New York City’s other major housing crisis

New York City is currently in an affordable housing crisis, but there is another housing crisis that does not regularly make headlines.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #5

There is no end to President Trump’s irrational behavior and charges. Last week we had yet another example of his disengagement from reality with his assertion that the media is “the enemy of the people.”

Trump’s immigration crackdown: We need action, Mayor de Blasio, not more rhetoric

Dear Mayor de Blasio, Your administration’s municipal identification policy is vague. But what makes it dangerous is that it is causing hysteria in the African immigrant community in New York City...

URBAN AGENDA: Mayor de Blasio and the “Affordability Crisis”

Mayor Bill de Blasio deserves a full measure of credit for proposing that the City provide a right to counsel to low-income tenants facing eviction in Housing Court.

Elections matter

As we mark just one month of the Trump presidency, a month in which we experienced a constant assault on our values, progress and decency, it is almost unbelievable to think that we all heard people right before the election ...

Dr. Carson deserves an up or down full Senate vote

On any given day in New York, there are more homeless adults than fans at a sold-out game in Yankee Stadium; more homeless children than attendees at a packed to capacity Madison Square Garden event.

New York City Council speaker’s race: Not all the news that’s fit to print 

The protection of the First Amendment comes with responsibility.

Acknowledging National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

I’ve been a human services provider since 1998, working with the underserved in marginalized communities throughout New York State.

For working people, progress and resistance

Workers at three Babeland stores in New York City—a mission-driven, queer-owned sex toy boutique—have made history by ratifying their first union contract after organizing with the RWDSU last year.

Why teenagers shoot

Imagine, as a parent of a teenager, you go to sleep, wake up the next day, and before noon you are the parent of a teenage shooter.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #4

Our world of misinformation, fake news and fake guns is further troubled by a fake president.

A new kind of Black History Month

Every day for the month of February this year, I have posted, to my Facebook page, the photo and story of a Black person who was killed by police.

Trump travel ban of 2017—‘A wolf in sheep’s clothing’

Trump’s travel ban of 2017 is, to use a biblical metaphor, a case of “old wine in new bottles,” or more appropriately, a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” It is an attempt to put a legal veneer in what is basically ...

Frederick Douglass, an alternative truth

Who was Frederick Douglass? More importantly, why does Frederick Douglass matter to today’s America? These questions are not merely rhetorical, as the recent controversy surrounding President Trump’s Black History Month statement illustrate.

Immigrants under siege in New York

President Donald Trump’s attack on immigrants has arrived in New York.