VP Biden, do your other constitutional job

President Obama must demand Vice President Biden to schedule immediately a vote on Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination.

Are American taxpayer dollars funding Iran’s nuclear program?

Less than one year ago, the Obama administration signed, sealed and delivered a nuclear agreement into the bloody hands of Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.

College Signing Day

(Last week was) College Signing Day—a day of great excitement and celebration. Across all five boroughs, high school seniors have made their final decisions on where they’ll be attending college in September. It’s a wonderful accomplishment for them, their families ...

Harriet Tubman would want freedom, not gestures

“I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”

To Afeni Shakur, a loving revolutionary spirit

Assemblyman Charles Barron reflects on the late Afeni Shakur.

We need real election reform

Last week’s presidential primary exposed some potential serious Board of Elections problems in the management of voter lists and the conducting of the election.

Prince and his revolution

I have read so many thoughtful reflections on the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson and the genius of his songwriting, guitar playing, style and fashion, and his quiet activism.

Response to 9/11 victims claims reflects an impending shift in U.S.-Saudi relation

On Sept. 11, 2001, at least 19 men—15 of them Saudi citizens—boarded several commercial flights in Boston and set off on what was to become the largest terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil. That event ignited a major war in ...

Asian judge and Black D.A. deny justice to the Black community

Assemblyman Charles Barron shares his views on the sentencing of ex-NYPD officer Peter Liang.

Havana in Harlem

Congressman Charlie B. Rangel reflects on joining President Barack Obama during historic trip to Cuba.

Letitia James is wrong on opting out

New York City’s Public Advocate Letitia James sends a tone-deaf message on educational protests that threatens to hurt Black and Latino children most.

Response to sentence of probation for Peter Liang

City Council Member Inez Barron and Assemblyman Charles Barron share their thoughts on the Pete Liang sentencing.

April 19 is done, and it’s now time to prepare for June 28

There has been quite a bit of focus on the presidential primaries and the role that New York will play for Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.

The woman on the platform: Addressing mental health in the Black community

Today, I saw a strange yet familiar sight. A homeless woman with obvious mental health issues sitting on a bench on the Grand Central Station train platform.

Black Americans smart with vote

I was recently invited by the Rev. Al Sharpton to be on a panel during his National Action Network convention. Sharpton was gracious in his introduction, calling me an outstanding Republican, and although I appreciated the invitation, his kinds words ...