United States Racism and the COVID-19 Pandemic

On the 52nd anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we note his words, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman”

Coronavirus crisis: NYC impact will be lasting

The coronavirus has hit the United States mercilessly and has done a great deal of damage in a relatively short period of time.

Cuomo’s Medicaid cuts are hypocritical while governor

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is being promoted as some national star because of his daily reports on his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What if Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman or any great leader were victims of a pandemic?

A pandemic encourages people to question their own mortality.

Mankind needs God

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” The immortal words of Charles Dickens have never rung truer than now, during the age of COVID-19 and the global pandemic.

On the frontlines as an OBGYN turned crisis doctor

This week I have turned over my column to my sister Dr. Florencia Polite, associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Barron's say “Race Still Matters During Coronavirus Pandemic”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane”.

COVID-19: The View Across Black America

Similar to Hurricane Katrina 15 years ago, the global coronavirus pandemic is shining a light on America’s racial fault lines.

COMMENTARY: Who Gets the Ventilators?

The “big and bad” United States is seeing its world dominance recede. We are being vanquished both by a virus and by the ignorance of the “Commander in Chief.”

COMMENTARY: What Do You Say to Someone Battling COVID-19?

It is human nature to want to say the right thing at the right time. To utter words that just might help heal.

COMMENTARY: While you were paying attention to COVID-19, Trump slipped something Past you

while almost all of the news has been focused on Covid-19, the Trump administration dropped auto fuel efficiency standards.

COVID-19 and Black people

It is often stated in the Black community: “when the country gets a cold, we get pneumonia.”

URBAN AGENDA: Helping New Yorkers Get Through COVID-19

COVID-19 presents unique challenges for organizations like the Community Service Society whose mission is to advocate on behalf of New York’s low-income communities and the working poor.

Local broadcasting is ‘essential infrastructure’ amid COVID-19 pandemic

Among the entrepreneurs I’ve been speaking with over the past week, there seems to be a growing sense of alarm about the future of their businesses and the state of the American economy.

Thank you to our heroes

The word hero used to get thrown around quite a bit. It seemed like everyday someone was being hailed as a hero.