‘Who gave this S.O.B. his green card?’

You should know that the immigrant community was insulted and disrespected by actor Sean Penn during Sunday night’s Oscars presentation.

Raping the system: Bill Cosby, sexual assault, and racial retribution

Bill Cosby has been "America's Dad" for years, but in light of recent sexual assault allegations by more than a dozen women, one wonders whether that imaged belied a private darkness that expressed itself in the drugging and raping of ...

Boko Haram ‘thugs and zombies’

Again we are gathering in this ongoing campaign to stop the senseless violence of Boko Haram, not just in Nigeria, but in Cameroon, Chad and Niger, and to say stop Africa’s other wars, like in the Congo, that has killed ...

Uncuff our children

Recently, an announcement of significant changes to the discipline code in New York City public schools was made. These changes in policy, intended to provide safety and fairness, are partially derived from the outcry of parents and advocates of children ...

Illegal hotels and the gentrification of communities of color

As if the challenge of rising rents, flat wages and shrinking housing options weren’t enough, many predominantly Black and Latino neighborhoods are facing a new and dangerous threat: the rampant growth of such illegal hotel companies as Airbnb.

The indomitable Williams sisters

Despite troubles early in their tennis careers, Venus and Serena Williams have gone on to become champions and show the world they are not outsiders to the sport.

Marshawn Day Lynchin’

For most of his career, running back Marshawn Lynch has been sprinting like a runaway slave. He has been dubbed an animal— they call him “Beast Mode.” For years, mobs of tacklers have tried to capture him, many to no ...

The Teflon Don of civil rights

The Rev. Al Sharpton seems to have learned this lesson long ago: When you’re a controversial civil rights leader who’s made a career out of harassing the cops and embarrassing the government, never keep any assets in your own name.

NYPD trained to criminalize the community

This is what Devin Almonor said when NYPD officers stopped him and threw him against a car. As he testified during the stop-and-frisk trial, I positioned myself so he could easily see me.

Black History Month today, tomorrow and forever

In case you haven’t noticed, we are halfway through Black History Month. And if you’re in a dither about how to commemorate or celebrate this special moment on the calendar, your participation is still more than welcomed at a number ...

Bully-Proof Diva: Three Things to Know About How Bullying Effects Your Personal Life

Common Misunderstandings about Adult Bullying

I believe that we can win: The Fight for $15 and the legacy of Selma

As many of you head to the theaters around Oscar season and Black History Month, I ask you to watch for those foot soldiers for justice and consider this: In New York City, more than 90 percent of fast-food workers ...

The world is yours

Before leaving office, the first African-American U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder, has ordered Brooklyn prosecutors not to seek the death penalty in the case of Lil’ Kim’s ex-fiance, Damion “World” Hardy.

State of delusion

Members of Congress concerned by the ongoing nuclear progress of the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism are interested in pursuing a bill that would provide a backstop should the talks between Iran and the P5+1 ultimately break down because ...

What the mayor didn’t say

Mayor Bill de Blasio must be commended for his concern about keeping affordable housing at the top of his agenda, a point he underscored with building plans from borough to borough, even if he provided few details and made no ...