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The numbers count

Numbers, as we all know, are important in evaluating anything. They tend to take the guesswork out of a situation where opinions vary and conclusions differ.

Farewell, Mr. President, and still we rise!

As Barack Obama, the nation’s first African-American president, leaves office, he made it abundantly clear in his farewell address that he was optimistic about the future and his commitment to progress.

Mr. Mayor, make good on your promise!

For far too many New Yorkers who are trying to make ends meet, it’s a vicious circle that always comes up short.

Goodbye 2016, hello 2017

The year 2016 was supposed to be one that brought about great change to America. It was supposed to be President Obama’s crowning glory, capping off what we must say was a successful eight years in office, despite the continuous ...

The fright before Christmas

While it could be fun to play around with Clement Clarke Moore’s classic poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” particularly repurposing his opening lines to read “that a creature was stirring in the White House and even a louse,” our ...

We don’t need a doctor in the house

We hope that Dr. Ben Carson, once a candidate to be president, wasn’t as indecisive a neurosurgeon as he has been a politician.

Hate in the time of Trump

This election season has brought an outcome that many never expected. Donald Trump is the president- elect. A man who, for all intents and purposes, has been a circus act for decades is now the “leader” of the “free world.”

Recount and electoral integrity

Petitions for a recount of the 2016 presidential election have upset Donald Trump, pierced his thin skin and provoked more inanities and false claims, and that alone may be worth the cost of the plan to recount the votes in ...

Fight the white right!

When historian Rayford Logan wrote about “nadir of American race relations,” he was referring to the period after Reconstruction to the dawn of the 20th century.

Trump reminds us the racial justice movement is growing

I was so lucky last week. Two days after the election, 2,300 racial justice activists of all colors arrived in Atlanta at the Facing Race conference, which my organization Race Forward hosts.

‘Mommy, I am scared!’

When I returned home at 2:30 in the morning from Jacob Javits Center waiting for the election results to come in, I was greeted by a sign written in 6-year-old handwriting that simply read “Hillary” with hearts, taped to my ...

Not J. Edgar Hoover again!

Folks old enough to remember J. Edgar Hoover and how the FBI played such a disruptive role in our pursuit of democratic and constitutional rights must be having terrible flashbacks to those turbulent times.

We must vote

Every year at this time we say we must vote. And every four years we say it is more important than ever. But this year it is different.

We must win: New York Congressional Endorsements

This year’s presidential election is pivotal for the future of America. We have endorsed Hillary Clinton wholeheartedly in these pages previously and we do it once again today.

An apology, now what?

The police apologizing?

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