Uber app or crap?

Given all the noise and unknowns about Uber, the ride-sharing app-based service, it may be best to wait to see the outcome of the four-month study of the company proposed by the mayor.

We need Black male judges on the Manhattan Supreme Court

The New York State Unified Court System has always been a convoluted, complicated and sometimes very slowly functioning court.

Be vigilant on child care

Sometimes it’s not until the cancer is inoperable that the patient is alarmed and then frantically searches for treatment or a cure.

African-American autism and vaccines

Last August, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention senior scientist, Dr. William Thompson, invoked federal whistleblower status and confessed that the CDC has known since 2001 that Black boys exposed to the MMR vaccine have a disproportionate risk of autism.

Down with the racist flag, up with a banner of hope

The good news is that this week, South Carolina senators voted to remove the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse grounds.

Parents, you have a right to school choice

I attended primary and secondary public schools in New York City.

We arise out of the ashes

Black America was jubilant on the morning of June 17, when Loretta Lynch was sworn in as the first African-American woman to be appointed U.S. attorney general.

Why you can’t kill the spirit of Mother Emanuel

You can kill a man, but you can’t kill an idea.

Many Blacks want to be blue

Insert foot in mouth here. Or in other words, good morning, Commissioner Bratton. Recently NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said in an interview with The Guardian newspaper that a problem exists with hiring Blacks for the Police Department because “we have ...

Why New York City needs an improved 421-a program

Opportunity is the foundation of mobility in our communities.

Peace Walk: A step in the right direction

It’s always good to learn that our editorial voice is in sync with progressive developments in our community, and that congruity is certainly evident this week when you read the op-ed by John Burnett.

The enduring crisis of public housing

Some of us old enough to remember when public housing, a brand-spanking-new, two-bedroom residence in the projects, was considered “upward mobility” not only are nostalgic about the past but also sympathize with those currently in desperate straits for decent housing.

E pluribus racism

If we need any further evidence that we are years if not decades away from a post-racial society—and that point has been made repeatedly with the rash of fatal assaults on unarmed Black men by white police officers—check the recent ...

Enough is enough!

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is noted for getting budgets in on time, and his timing in the call for the passage of a tough law on campus sexual assault is equally propitious, with the alleged and debunked rape charge at the ...

It’s about all of us!

“Each man’s death diminishes me,” the great poet John Donne wrote, and we are all the more diminished and saddened when that death results from a senseless act of violence.