I stared for a long time at the two front-page stories, with hideous pictures and all, in two New York tabloids—the Daily News and the New York Post.
As a newly appointed global youth ambassador for A World at School, I want to call attention to the 57 million children around the world who are currently being denied their human right to an education.
Long before Steven McQueen unveiled Lupita Nyong’o in high definition, I yearned for her. Self-affirming visual representations of all our children engaging the world would help build their confidence to stake their piece of it. It is unfortunate that we ...
It’s been more than four years since Congress last raised the federal minimum wage.
Much is said of the state of Black America, especially young Black males, but there are so few who are willing to offer solutions to combat the incarceration rates or bolster graduation rates. There is an eagerness to point out ...
As 2014 Black History Month ended, Denzel Washington appeared on late night television to promote his forthcoming performance in Lorraine Hansberry’s iconic “A Raisin in the Sun.”
The nation is in need of an all-hands-on-deck strategy
Pre-K, and the call to create a dedicated tax-based funding scheme for it, rests on the assumption that we must grab the opportunity to educate low-income 3- and 4-year-olds, because once they get older (and most especially once they become ...
I want to tell you a tale of life and death.
HIV has disproportionately affected Black Americans since the beginning of the epidemic, and this disparity continues.
While I believe strongly that New York must take steps to help minority- and women-owned businesses, gutting critical worker safety laws like the Scaffold Law is a seriously flawed approach.
How about a progressive public education future for New York City adults too?
Since the recent expansion of the City College Careers and Professional Development Institute, there have been inquiries, including your December 5 article, as to why the institute is expanding and will this impact the college’s ongoing mission of serving and ...