This is what America looks like

Not only did a rainbow of diversity occupy the floor of the convention center in Philadelphia, a parade of people of color marched across the stage during the first two days of the Democratic National Convention. “This is what America ...

URBAN AGENDA | A Conversation with Education Professor Pedro Noguera

I sat down recently with noted education scholar and UCLA Professor Pedro Noguera to get his views on our segregated public school system, Mayor de Blasio’s school-turnaround plan, Specialized High Schools admissions and his thoughts on charter schools.

It’s a new day for Harlem

I am sure many residents of Harlem are wondering about their future representation, now that State Senator Adriano Espaillat has won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Representative of District 13 in New York.

Jail killer cops!

When Micah Xavier Johnson killed five cops in Dallas, Texas, a robot with a bomb attached to it was detonated, killing Johnson.

The uncanny road ahead for Trump

With the GOP convention finally at hand, team Trump faces the truly daunting task of keeping his brand afloat and maintaining a course to victory in the fall.

African superstar artists performing in Brooklyn

“Naija dey come o!” Friday July 22, 2016, Afro-pop R&B singer Banky W will host the One Africa Festival Concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

‘Is this war? I don’t believe so and I certainly hope not’

American communities and police departments are contending with truly horrific events, including the questionable and, in some cases utterly unjustifiable, deaths of Black men at the hands of police, and the deaths of police at hands of disturbed assailants who ...

What’s going on?

Tuesday night I had the distinct pleasure to attend a preview performance of the Broadway revival of “Motown: The Musical.”

Bratton should check his privilege

Commissioner Bratton has developed a knack for talking about improving police-community relations out of one side of his mouth and then opening chasms between him and New York’s communities of color on the other.

URBAN AGENDA | Roscoe Brown: A Hero in War and Peace

Roscoe Brown man of enormous accomplishment, he came of age at a time when American institutions were segregated, lynching of blacks occurred on a regular basis in many parts of the country, and being born black essentially guaranteed that anything ...



A clear double standard

As a licensed firearm carrier, I have had to undergo significant and ongoing training, both in the safe operation of firearms, as well as the legal and prudential implications of bearing arms as a civilian.

Murder in Black and blue

A day after the Fourth of July, there was a brutal sequel to the moments of patriotism in Baton Rouge, La., when Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old Black man, was riddled with six bullets from the local police.

These killings must stop

Here we are once again. A Black man has been killed on the streets of America and we must watch it, digest it, explain it to our children, question it, debate it and defend his existence, and then move on ...

Away with all pests!

Rudy Giuliani is back! His racist blather is being spewed on an endless round of television shows, many of which are allowing him ample time to add vitriol to a time of tragedy in need of calm and thoughtful ideas.