When will enough be enough

This country must end its obsession with guns.

An arts school for Harlem

For more than a century, Harlem has served as the epicenter for cultural, social and artistic innovation in New York City. From Langston Hughes and Ella Fitzgerald to James Brown and Lauryn Hill, numerous artists have found their iconic voices ...

HUD and budget cuts

A little more than 50 years ago, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development was formed.

The unintended consequences of prosecuting low-level crimes

With momentum toward closing the dysfunctional jails on Rikers Island and continuing reductions in crime, New York City is making progress toward a better justice system. Despite steps in the right direction, the road to shuttering Rikers is paved with ...

Sanitation and poverty

The number 2,832,824 is not a small number. It’s the number of people in New York State living in poverty as of 2016—14.7 percent of people in our great Empire State living in poverty.

URBAN AGENDA: Mayor’s Wrongheaded Approach to Fare Evasion Enforcement

Mayor Bill de Blasio shows a strange lack of subtlety in dismissing studies and anecdotes supporting the fact that turnstile-jumping is a crime born of poverty.

Time for the mayor to lead on Culturally Responsive Education

It’s been nearly two weeks since the Daily News broke the story about the white teacher in the Bronx who, in a lesson on slavery and the Middle Passage, made Black students in several classes lie face down on the ...

Shola Olatoye deserves our support

Critics want to replace NYCHA’s most effective leader in decades.

A friendship strengthened

The White House recently released a transcript of remarks made by Vice President Mike Pence.

Let’s talk about how you should teach slavery 

I really tried to stay away from this story of the Bronx teacher stepping on the backs of Black students during a lesson on slavery.

The Black man’s burden 

Let’s begin with a wager. Walk into almost any barbershop in the Black community and start talking about the #metoo movement, and I bet you the atmosphere will change.

President Trump’s State of the Union address

In his first year leading the nation, President Donald Trump has achieved numerous victories and delivered huge benefits to the American people.

Dear City Council Member Donovan Richards, chair, Committee on Public Safety

We write to you to request that the City Council’s Committee on Public Safety hold public hearings on the so-called gang raids that have been executed in the city by the NYPD,

Public housing is a human right: Part 1

The crisis in the New York City Housing Authority’s ability to provide heat, hot water, safe and healthy living conditions is not grounded in lack of competency, transparency or oversight.

Voting Rights Still Under Attack

One of the key elements of the 2016 presidential election was the effort by right wing forces to suppress the voting of groups that do not support their politics.