King would support New York airport service workers

Forty-six years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.

The anti-gay dogma that is enveloping Africa

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.

Is Kenya’s princess camera ready for mainstream America?

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 time for Congress to raise the minimum wage

It’s been more than four years since Congress last raised the federal minimum wage.

Dr. King would be outraged

It has been 46 years this week since the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel

Building Personal Core Competencies for Employability

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 ...

Open letter to Speaker Sheldon Silver

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

Career and college ready? Not with New York state tests and curriculum!

Education has become more about profit and power than children learning

Andrew Cuomo and de Blasio showdown

An African proverb concludes that when two elephants fight, only the grass suffers. In this case, t

State campaign finance reform would level the playing field

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

The time is now for universal pre-K and after-school

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.

Our community came together

On Wednesday, March 12, our community experienced a severe tragedy when a gas explosion in our beloved East Harlem

From ‘just us’ to some ‘justice’ in New York City

New York City is starting to right some of the wrongs that have affected our communities for decades.

‘We are our brother’s keeper’

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 ...

A good start for Women’s History Month

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.