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IDNYC is well worth it

Last year I went and got a New York City ID card, commonly referred to as IDNYC, the free identification card for all New York City residents.

City Council must pass police reform before year ends

The people in my community of Flushing, Queens, like New Yorkers in various other neighborhoods across the city, are tired of getting targeted and harassed by the NYPD.

The president’s wall

If the president’s vast wall is successfully constructed, it will immediately convert the land of the free into the world’s largest and most populated maximum security prison.

Immigration reform efforts show Trump is dealmaker in chief

The American people elected Donald Trump because they wanted a strong leader not beholden to corporate interests or content to watch as American inexorably slipped toward mediocrity.

How gentrification enforces the myth of Black inferiority

Across the United States, neighborhoods that were once historically Black are experiencing an influx of white residents.

We are all Puerto Rican

Last week I wrote about the need for all Americans to continue to uplift and support the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

We are all to blame for the Las Vegas shooting

The videos circulating on social media and playing repeatedly on the newscasts are the stuff of nightmares. The audio is chilling; the sheer panic in the air is palpable.

The Confederate States of Columbus: A nation under our feet

You might wonder where is this place named in the title. You might ask if it’s from a work of fiction. Where is it set? What’s time period and who are the players?

Political maturity in the East

The evening was clear and the community was ripe for a political showdown with the top government official of the city.

Racism and Bias at Root of Health Inequities

A shocking reminder that low-income people of color face devastating inequities in the delivery of health care is the subject of a state Department of Health investigation of Lincoln Hospital which in 2014 “lost track” of a patient, a handyman ...

Our territories need more than just our prayers

The recent hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have left devastation in their wake. The loss of lives, property and natural surroundings has forever changed the lives of millions of Americans and people in the Caribbean.

Whichever side you’re on, Trump is frightening and alarming

At the United Nations last week, President Trump gave his first official speech, and made it clear to the world that he is in charge, and he will destroy any nation if America is “provoked.” No one knows what “provoked” ...

Let’s make politics out of bounds on Sundays

When the referees in charge of NFL football games make questionable calls, a challenge can be issued, subjecting the decisions to closer review.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself

Over the course of our state’s history since July 26, 1788, only seven women and two people of color have had any direct impact on the state constitution.

It’s not too early to think about the general election in New York City

I am going to try my best not to finger wag my dear readers of the Amsterdam News.

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