URBAN AGENDA: With Trump as President, Public Housing’s Future is on the Line

What will happen to public housing under soon-to-be President Donald Trump? The answer to this question could have consequences for every single one of the more than half million New Yorkers -- most of them low-income blacks and Latinos – ...

Bent on progress

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to appear in the two-part series “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise,” which was produced by acclaimed professor and documentarian, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Obama, free our political prisoners!

As he went across the country encouraging us to vote for Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama said he wants Black people to respect and protect his legacy.

Moving forward 

We’ve just been through what has been the most divisive, exhausting and unsettling presidential election in our lifetime.

If you see something, say something

Even though the election was just a few weeks ago, it seems like DJT has been our president-elect for decades.

The consequences of using Airbnb while Black

The rise of the Black Lives Matter movement has shown us that even 50 years after the fight for civil rights, we must remain vigilant in the face of systemic racial discrimination from community-police relationships, to workplace equality, to fair ...

Blackonomics: It's time to give our money marching orders

In April 2005, I wrote an article titled, “Billion Dollar March,” at the behest of “The Ice Supreme Man” Ashiki Taylor in Atlanta.

Our new reality is setting in

For the past few days I have been walking around in a haze.

Donald Trump and the Lessons of Philadelphia, Mississippi

Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States. For many, this is simply unbelievable.

Trump reminds us the racial justice movement is growing

I was so lucky last week. Two days after the election, 2,300 racial justice activists of all colors arrived in Atlanta at the Facing Race conference, which my organization Race Forward hosts.

Black America's resilience will keep us struggling forward

Nobody said that the road to freedom, justice and equality would be easy. In the wake of the results of the national elections across the United States, it is crystal clear that the aspirations, hopes and dreams of 47 million ...

Trump won the election, but white supremacy won't win forever

I began election night with exuberance. I was among the many who forecast a Hillary win.

Blackonomics: Elections won't change anything, until we vote with our wallets

By the time you read this, I trust you will have wiped away the slime and the grunge, regurgitated a few times, taken a good bath or shower, relentlessly scrubbed the stench from your bodies, and maybe even found it ...

The 2016 presidential election exposed America's racist and sexist patriarchy for the world to see

Just a few days before the corrosive 2016 election, it occurs to me that no matter what the outcome, our social fabric has been shredded by the ugliness of this campaign. Sure, there have been ugly campaigns before, but this ...

URBAN AGENDA: A Summer Jobs Program for the 21st Century

During the 1970s, 80s and 90s, the city’s summer jobs program was largely about reducing crime by keeping poor black and Latino youth off the streets and out of trouble.