If President Barack Obama hasn’t been catching enough flak, if his things-to-do list isn’t already crowded with pressing issues, the Ebola epidemic has brought another patch of gray hair and more problems to his troubled, beleaguered administration.
In the past few weeks, the mainstream media has been consumed with the tragic events that continue to unfold in Ferguson
Donald Sterling’s publicly disclosed comments depict an anachronistic view of race relations in this country.
Human trafficking continues to be a major issue not only in Africa, but in the rest of the world as well.
It is a story that America doesn’t like to look at, much less take the time to consider the implications of what that nation’s experience with slavery means in a modern world
Remembering when Robert J. Brown arranged for me to be one of the first to interview Mandela and to act as his personal secretary after his early release from prison
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
No matter what the president achieves he is confronted by Republican elected officials who would never even consider giving him credit.
Every day, people across this country decide that they are going to give up their 9 to 5 and start a business.
The Social Security Act was passed in 1935 guaranteeing retirement pensions to all Americans over the age of 65.
Dear Amsterdam News, I am sure your paper is aware of the unbridled elitist arrogance of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who seeks to micromanage the lives of the “little people,” defends “stop-and-frisk,” denied city workers a contract for four years and ...