This is not a drill

It’s time to look alive. The president of the United States recently refused to commit to a peaceful transference of power pending the results of the November 3rd election.

The mourning cult

Have you ever wondered why people mourn the loss of individuals of stature, such as celebrities and political leaders who are complete and total strangers, with profound sadness and frustration?

If you are African American in America, stay vigilant

I am in my home and I have not committed a crime. The same sentiment can be made about millions of people who share my skin color.

Jury duty is a right and a privilege

I am a former New York State Supreme Court Justice. In 2014, I retired after re-election to accept the appointment as County Clerk and Commissioner of Jurors of New York County.

URBAN AGENDA: Pandemic imperils economic future of local New York Millennials

Bad luck, poor timing and unfortunate economic trends have put local New York City millennials at risk of becoming the lost generation, amid the death and job losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

COMMENTARY: Trump brands Black U.S. Senator to crime and avoids denouncing violence

On August 18, speaking at an event at the White House, President Trump said, “The suburban voter, the suburban housewife, women and men living in the suburbs, they want security and they want safety.

It’s not over

I keep reading articles and opinion pieces about the end of Democratic politics

The H. Rap Brown I Knew

Imam Jamil Al-Amin, formerly civil rights activist H.Rap Brown, was wrongfully imprisoned in 2002 for crimes he didn’t commit

History starts with people

I recently had the great honor and privilege of observing history. I was blessed to be a guest of the White House and witness the signing of the momentous peace agreement between Israel and two Arab nations: Bahrain and the ...

COMMENTARY: Adding fuel to the fire of our pandemics

The President is pouring fuel on an already-flaming fire with his callous indifference, ineffective leadership, and irresponsible proclamations.

Why Albany should give New York City long-term borrowing authority

When COVID-19 reached New York City, we put the health and safety of New Yorkers above all.

Do not let the polls fool you

We are now just under two months before the election on November 3rd. Although we will be voting for the president and vice president of the United States.

In-person learning can’t be replaced

It’s been 179 days since New York City schools closed due to the pandemic. Some of those days have felt like weeks, while others have passed with the blink of an eye.


One of the things that many people across the board find pathetic, misleading and downright disgusting is hypocrisy.

URBAN AGENDA: Homeless Crisis Looms as COVID-19 Evictions Come Due

October 4th is Doomsday, the date when some of the mountain of evictions pending in New York courts can go forward.