I took a groundbreaking trip to Albany this week with several of my constituents—some of the few remaining pioneering, local Black- and minority-owned business owners who invested in our community years ago while everyone else was fleeing.
There are some aspects of seeing people based on color that we simply are not going to ever eradicate from the human race, even though we would like to be able to. Some people don’t want to hear this—and people ...
As the nation marks the one-year anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, it is no closer to federal gun control legislation. If this were another country, the number of children killed by gun violence would violate international law. Last year, ...
As the old saying goes, “Politics is the art of the possible.” For a long time in New York, it’s served the interests of a fortunate few to keep the scope of possibility narrowly restricted. If an idea advantaged the ...
This column is dedicated in remembrance of a holiday that encourages us to take a step back in order to gain clarity
Recently in New York, two young Black shoppers were arrested while shopping at the upscale Barneys clothing store
No matter what the president achieves he is confronted by Republican elected officials who would never even consider giving him credit.
As we sit around the Thanksgiving table this year, what will you be thankful for?
When I was in college, I assumed I was going to graduate and receive $80,000-$90,000 a year.
The National Black Church Initiative is mystified and shocked at the Latino community’s refusal to condemn the George Zimmerman verdict
Every day, people across this country decide that they are going to give up their 9 to 5 and start a business.
On Friday, Nov. 15, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) released new data on class sizes in schools as of Oct. 31.
Promises, as we all know, are a politician’s trademark.
When asked recently if he had seen “12 Years a Slave,” a young man said no, but responded, “I have lived in New York City under 12 years of Bloomberg.”
We thank Rep. Charlie Rangel for his unequivocal words in promising to vote against a fast track bill