Legalize marijuana for all, not the select few

New York is more ready than ever to legalize adult-use cannabis.

The delusion of foreign drug importation

The Trump administration has just announced the formation of a working group at the Food and Drug Administration to study legalizing the importation of foreign-made drugs.

Prisoners strike across the country and the media are quiet

In the 2018 election, almost every candidate across the country agrees that there is a need for prison reform in the U.S. It is extremely ironic that a group of Black preachers would be invited to the White House for ...

Career Pathways and Racial Equity: Another Way to Address School Segregation

I’ve been very vocal over the past few years on the appalling levels of segregation in our public school system.

What the Supreme Court Nomination Would Mean for Black Women?

With the confirmation process underway for Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Black women have certainly been voicing our opposition. T

Embrace change

Today is Election Day and change is in the air.

The world stopped to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, Her Majesty the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, left this plane, but the world was blessed to experience and enjoy her talent and genius.

As city works to regulate Uber, access to taxis is better than ever before

New York City’s new law to regulate multibillion-dollar ridesharing companies such as Uber has been broadly supported by taxi and Uber drivers alike.

Beware of unions offering gifts: Patients are their collateral damage

By now, we are used to seeing our nation’s unions do everything that they can to put their interests ahead of the industries that they are trying to undercut.

I advocate for the formerly/currently incarcerated

I have worked in human services for many years with the hungry, homeless and formerly incarcerated.

An exciting time in City University’s history

Throughout the city this week, more than a quarter of a million students are beginning classes on the 25 campuses of The City University of New York, an annual ritual that reaffirms CUNY’s long-standing and inseparable connection with the city.

Black lives mattered on 9/11

"It was no surprise when the 12 Black firefighters who died that day didn’t seem to get the same recognition as the white firefighters who also gave their lives."

Primary Election Day is one week away

Citizens of New York, Primary Election Day is just one week from today. Thursday, Sept. 13, it is imperative that you go to your polling station to decide who should be our next governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, state senator, ...

Mortgage industry leaves millions of prospective homebuyers on the table

The home mortgage industry across the U.S., now on “sound footing” since the crisis of 2007, is still leaving prospective homeowners behind, according to a recent Harvard University study.

Israel revolutionizing global medicine

Over the years, I have been to Israel many times and it is always an inspiring, amazing experience.