People partnerships not just ‘a mess of pottage’ Creating business opportunities in rebuilding Haiti

On Jan. 1, 1804, when Haiti proclaimed its independence from France, it not only became the first free Black republic in the world, it ignited the torch of hope for enslaved and exploited peoples worldwide.

A Thanksgiving meditation on war and peace

One of the things we have much to be grateful for in this country is that our wars have not been fought on our own soil.

Predatory education, subprime schools hallmarks of Success Academies

As alluded to in a recent Daily News editorial, there is, indeed, a wind blowing against New York’s charter school movement.

Ticketing bus passengers

I was recently on one of the MTA’s new Select Stop buses...

The lasting consequences of criminal convictions

This Saturday, New Yorkers who want to resolve arrest warrants for failure to answer summonses issued by the NYPD for minor charges such as drinking alcohol on the street, unlawful possession of marijuana, riding a bike on a sidewalk, disorderly ...

For low-wage workers, the time has come

Nov. 10, thousands of 1199ers will take to the streets, as will thousands across the U.S., to demand a $15 an hour minimum wage.

A `Tale of Two Cities’ worthy of the Mayor’s scorn

Bill de Blasio’s rise to the second most powerful elective office in the country was due in large part to the solid support he received from the city’s black and Latino population, who believed he would do something about inequities ...

Overcoming Black economic stagnation

The hostile response we have seen recently to protests of police brutality and the killing of unarmed African-Americans by police in New York City, Ferguson, Mo., Baltimore, and elsewhere is all too familiar to those of us who lived through ...

Fairness for the formerly incarcerated

Tuesday, Oct. 20, we held a press conference at City Hall in Manhattan to highlight the plight of housing for the formerly incarcerated.

We do not all look alike, Commissioner Bratton!

I know the assault of James Blake happened weeks ago, but I am still reeling from Commissioner Bill Bratton’s comments about the professional tennis player.

Commentary: A gathering of thousands in the nation’s capital

Since I have to teach on Saturdays at the City College of New York, it was not possible for me to attend the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in the nation’s capital.

Under attack, Israel deserves our support

Here we go again. Israel, America’s truest ally in the Middle East, is under assault by terrorists, and the Obama administration is once again turning its back on the Jewish state.

Paying Tribute to the City’s 106th Mayor

I was among those in attendance at last week’s renaming of the city’s Municipal Building in honor of David Norman Dinkins, the City’s 106th mayor.

Political giving: Expanding our definition of tithing

I recently attended an event for women involved in and interested in politics.

Getting body cameras right

Following the death of Eric Garner over one year ago, I called on the nation’s largest police department to adopt body-worn cameras.