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Help needed for those people living with AIDS and seeking housing

When I was diagnosed with HIV, I had no idea that one of the biggest challenges I would face would not be juggling medical appointments and treatment decisions or telling friends and family about my status, but simply keeping my ...

Death of a Black man who refused to live as a Negro

Most of the obituaries written about Amiri Baraka in the white mainstream media focus on the poet and playwright’s misdeeds or ordinary actions

Airport workers deserve a living wage

There needs to be a change. Airport workers deserve some respect

Expansion of the Careers and Professional Development Institute

Since the recent expansion of the City College Careers and Professional Development Institute, there have been inquiries, including your December 5 article, as to why the institute is expanding and will this impact the college’s ongoing mission of serving and ...

Sovereignty: A New Year’s resolution for Black America

As we approach 2014 without a clear collective resolution, the quality of life for Blacks living in the United States is disturbing, disappointing and unacceptable.

The ‘war on poverty’ hasn’t failed

We launched a “war on poverty” 50 years ago; how are we doing today?

Lets Get Serious

In 1960, there were 103 Black elected officials throughout the nation. By 1990, that number had grown to 9000. Nonetheless, as we approach 2014, all of the social comfort indicators show that the political and economic status of African Americans ...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

As 2013 comes to a close and Christmas and Kwanzaa have come and gone, we reflect on the year that has just passed and the year we hope will be more promising.

We thank you, Madiba

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was one of most prolific leaders of the 20th century.

Statement By David N. Dinkins: President Nelson Mandela Salute

his heart has circled the globe

Nelson Mandela: Remembering the man and the Free Mandela/Free South Africa Movement

I was at the John F. Kennedy Airport when Nelson and Winnie Mandela, along with members of the African National Congress (ANC), landed at the airport

Open the process of selecting our next school leaders

The direction for education policy during the coming years is in need of substantive assessment and discussion

The legacy of Trayvon Martin

In Martin’s death, we experienced the need for Blacks and Latinos here in New York City to come together to reform stop-and-frisk

Memorializing Madiba, ‘the one who stirs up dust’

comments on the revisionist interpretation of Mandela

Commissioner Bratton, somebody’s watching you

One of the greatest legacies of Mayor David Dinkins was his push for a relationship between the police and the community