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The health care crisis in New York

State Senator Bill Perkins discusses why he fights for "New York Health" legislation that will ensure Medicare-type healthcare for all.

Don’t apologize for being a dad, Mr. Mayor

When I found out I was pregnant in February 2010, I prayed to have a girl because I was terrified of raising a Black boy in New York City.

Seeing each other

“O would some power the gift to give us, to see ourselves as others see us,” are the immortal words of the great Scottish poet Robert Burns.

Seeing each other

“O would some power the gift to give us, to see ourselves as others see us,” are the immortal words of the great Scottish poet Robert Burns.

All lives matter

We have a city in crisis. We have a nation in crisis. There is blood on the streets, and it runs both Black and Blue.

Love and marriage, horse and carriage

As the harness is placed around Ruby’s neck, she knows it is time to go to work.

Agitate, agitate, agitate

This was the command heard a century or more ago from the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass, and it continues to have resonance today among the tens of thousands taking to the streets.

Foreign and domestic policy—same difference

“History will judge us by our commitment to a just society governed by law and the willingness to face an ugly truth and say, ‘Never again.’”

‘Black lives matter’

Since Darren Wilson shot down Michael Brown, these words have been a rallying cry and a balm for our spirits.

We have the power, let’s use it

They say a ham sandwich can be indicted, so why is it then that a police officer who shoots an unarmed Black teenager can get off without even having to go to trial?

The fury McCulloch started

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch chose to announce the grand jury decision in the Police Officer Darren Wilson case in the dark of the night Monday, Nov. 24.

We have the power, let’s use it

They say a ham sandwich can be indicted, so why is it then that a police officer who shoots an unarmed Black teenager can get off without even having to go to trial?

A struggle beyond Ferguson

No matter what the outcome of the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision is on the shooting death of Michael Brown, one thing is clear: This is not the end.

Black America at a crossroad

Marijuana, Workfare, Detroit, Low Voter Turnout, Ferguson

The nation is red, but we ain’t dead!

The GOP tidal wave has painted the nation an obdurate red, with Republicans grabbing control of the Senate and gaining control of Congress because they also increased their numbers in the House.

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