Twelve books in 12 months

Every January I make a commitment to try to read at least 12 fiction books in the year. For the past five years, I have been setting this goal and for the past five years I have come up slightly ...

Trump’s tenacity bringing Chinese in line

For almost 30 years, China has been carefully maneuvering to become the most powerful economy on the planet.

Let’s take back Memorial Day

Amid 244 years of slavery and another 91 years of legalized segregation, there is yet another apprehension that Black Americans might feel regarding the actions of the United States government and its subsidiaries.

Mayor “Slow-Walks” Help for City’s Poorest Commuters

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s peculiar reluctance to embrace Fair Fares, half-priced MetroCards for the city’s lowest income families, was on display last week as the mayor traveled up to Harlem to announce a partial roll out of the long-awaited anti-poverty ...

NAACP: 'An unconscionable shutdown'

The NAACP released the a statement about the ongoing government shutdown.

COMMENTARY: A More Diverse Congress, a More Perfect Union?

The 116th Congress, sworn in on January 3, is the most diverse our nation has ever seen.

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2019! Hopefully, the first few days of 2019 have been filled with a sense of energy and purpose.

New Year’s resolution for a divided America

As 2018 draws to a close, we face many challenges and unsettling truths as a country. We must resolve to do better.

Dear Secretary Carson and HUD administrators,

We are clergy members and leaders of communities of faith, with thousands of parishioners who live in NYCHA developments across the city.

Black money matters: It is a thing

Donald Trump’s Department of Justice and a group of 20,000 unnamed and unknown Asian-Americans who call themselves Students for Fair Admissions are suing Harvard University in federal court in Boston seeking to strike down affirmative action at colleges and universities.

Goodbye 2018

I don’t know about you, but 2018 was filled with the unexpected. My 2018 started with a fire and it is ending with the feeling of being surrounded by ashes and rising above them.

The Nexstar-Tribune merger: Déjà vu all over again

In the words of Yogi Berra, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” The recent announcement that Nexstar Media Group will be buying Tribune Media Company for $4.1 billion sure looks a lot like the $3.9 billion merger Sinclair Broadcast Group ...

HUD, NYCHA receivership, Trump, Carson, Cuomo, de Blasio and the ‘Negro Removal’ plan

One of New York City’s last resorts for housing moderate income and poor New Yorkers is under threat, and all New Yorkers need to stand up to protect it.

Living in America while being Black under the Trump regime

In 2018, many Black people in America believe that it is not important or relevant to consider themselves Black.

URBAN AGENDA: Trump Targets Immigrant Children: Evil Even by His Standards

Racist. Cruel. Diabolical. Those are the words that describe what President Trump is doing in the name of the American people to deny entry to more immigrants while punishing hundreds of thousands who are here legally.