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For many of my neighbors places such as Melba’s and Sylvia’s Harlem Restaurant represent more than just world-famous destinations for amazing soul food.

The souls of American People

When Roseanne Barr’s allegedly drug-induced Twitter blast confronted the pretense of normalcy often portrayed on media sitcoms, it prompted a quick—some would say, rash—response from the network.

Trump lost his heart and soul a long time ago

As America grapples with the moral dilemma of separating babies and children from their mothers and fathers, we must ask this question: Who is in charge?

No mas, Mike Pence

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued an open letter Tuesday, June 19, 2018, to Vice President Mike Pence on his visit to New York condemning the mistreatment of immigrant families at the border.

Do not forget to vote June 26

I know summer is officially upon us, and we are finally seeing good weather and the end of the school year.

New American Chamber of Commerce offers day of opportunities

Following their very successful Bury the Superwoman and Raise the Queen event in March, the New American Chamber of Commerce is having its annual International & Multicultural Business, Homebuyers and Health Expo Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the Sheraton Brooklyn ...

Four lessons the NFL could learn from ABC

After Roseanne Barr’s obscenely offensive comments about former Obama senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett, ABC took immediate and decisive action to demonstrate that her words describing an accomplished Black woman as an ape did not reflect the network’s values.

Father’s Day—A day of honor, wisdom…and sometimes tension

It has been many years since my father passed, but I always celebrate Father’s Day in his honor.

It takes a village and that village begins with us

Two years ago, the Brownsville community joined with me to found The Campus.

Education bill levels playing field for Black and Latino students in specialized high schools

New York City’s current education system is in dire need of a radical overhaul.

URBAN AGENDA: Mayor Takes Aim at Segregated Elite High Schools

On Sunday, June 3, 2018, a couple hundred of us gathered in the gymnasium of a middle school in East New York to join Mayor Bill de Blasio as he announced his plans to change admissions policies at New York ...

Happy Pride Month!

June is Gay Pride Month in New York City and several locales around the country and the world.

Nationalism versus patriotism

As we reflected this past Memorial Day on the brave sacrifices our men and women in the armed forces have made in service of this country, one thing comes to mind.

An open letter from faith leaders to Airbnb

As faith leaders in communities of color across New York City, we’ve seen many companies come into our communities making bold promises, only to provide very little in the way of opportunity for local residents.

Fix the pipeline for specialized high schools

The issue of what to do with NYC’s prestigious specialized high schools and their lack of diversity recently led to Mayor Bill de Blasio and other elected officials announcing sweeping changes that would ultimately remove the SHSAT, currently the sole ...

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