Addressing growing health care needs through diversity

With the Affordable Care Act encouraging millions of patients to visit doctors and millions more baby boomers aging into Medicare, a looming physician shortage threatens the future of health care.

10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

It seems like so much has changed since Hurricane Katrina touched down in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Aug. 29, 2005.

Deadly diplomacy: The 100th anniversary of the US occupation of Haiti

Haiti recently caught the attention of the American press again.

What if Black lives really mattered?

On the recent first anniversary of the controversial death of Michael Brown, protesters in Ferguson, Mo., took to the streets with the urgent message that “Black Lives Matter.”

Report: Barriers Remain for College-educated Blacks and Latinos

Is a college degree still worth the ever-increasing cost of tuition?

Spirit of the Pell Grant under attack by federal budget proposals

Decades ago, U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell eloquently stated, “The strength of the United States is not the gold in Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction we have, but the sum total of the education and character of our ...

The Crucial Role of New York’s Public Hospital System

In 1969, the New York State Legislature created the Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), which oversees a huge complex of public hospitals and clinics.

A new cost of Obamacare: Surging emergency room usage

Emergency room usage has spiked in recent years.

The threat from Islamic State is real

As Americans, the threat of terrorism today seems at a comfortable, manageable distance—miles, oceans and armies away.

Mental health and African Americans: Breaking the tradition of silence

A short time ago, I was at an event, talking to some very smart people about what we can do to address our mental health crisis.

As Obama Champions Democracy in Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo Descends into Political Chaos as its President Clings to Power

As President Barack Obama sought to advance the principles of democracy on a historic trip to his father’s homeland of Kenya last week, the hope for a fair democratic process in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo appeared to be ...

Wealth building 101: Squirrel something away

The most important concept in business is leverage.

Urban Agenda: Older Youth Left Out of City Budget

Longtime readers of this column know that over the years I have been particularly vocal about the crisis of out of school, out of work young people.

Holiday Weekend Proves America Must Improve Approach to Public Safety

Statistics show that gun violence goes up during summer holiday weekends, but that fact does not make it any easier for a mother, father, brother or sister dealing with the loss of a loved one due to senseless acts of ...

‘Every shut eye ain’t sleep; Every goodbye ain’t gone’

The Newark Anti-Violence Coalition, like a large sea of the human family, roundly and wholeheartedly condemns the vicious, savage, sinister, racist slaughter of the people of Mother Emmanuel AME, including a beloved daughter of Newark’s Vailsburg section, the Rev. Sharonda ...