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Mayor de Blasio, you owe the Black community

Bishop Charles L. Norris Sr. of Grace Saving Ministries share his thoughts on what Mayor Bill de Blasio should do for Black New Yorkers.

New York State must vote against a constitutional convention 

Considering that in past elections, less than 50 percent of the voters delivered blank votes for the referendum calling for a constitutional convention, the organization We the People of the State of New York is conducting a grass-roots effort, urging ...

Make sure you have a voting plan

Next Tuesday, Nov. 7, the New York City municipal elections take place. There will be several important elections on your ballot for mayor, borough president, City Council members, judges and even district attorneys

ACA is Still the Law of the Land

Legend has it that Mark Twain had this to say about an obituary mistakenly published in a major newspaper: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”

The dodgy dogma of public disarmament

In a major setback to anti-gun activists—and a significant advance for Second Amendment advocates—a three-judge panel of the Federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in July that the district’s “good cause” requirement for firearm licensing was unconstitutional.

Supporting survivors of sexual harassment and assault

There have been far too many articles placing blame on women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted

Reforming our bail system and empowering our disenfranchised communities

The report of the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform, entitled “A More Just New York City,” should be commended for an excellent analysis of our criminal justice system and the ineffective use of our ...

Seasons are changing

Every year around this time, the seasons change and so do we. Some may notice that when you wake up the sun has yet to rise, even though it’s well after 6:30 a.m.

They build this city: Protecting New York’s construction workers

The stunning skyline of New York City rises up around us, fluid in its shape as new skyscrapers are erected every year.

Edification and humility

Life is such a precious gift. We tend to spend the best parts of our lives in the pursuit of our ambitions, without pausing to consider the purpose of it all.

Still increase in racial disparities in juvenile justice

The Washington Post ran one of those rare “Good News” items this month.

URBAN AGENDA: 'Broken Windows' Policing at the Turnstile

In a welcome development this week, the New York City Council held public hearings on a bill that would require the NYPD to publish quarterly data about fare evasion arrests – a policing strategy desperately in need of greater scrutiny.

IDNYC is well worth it

Last year I went and got a New York City ID card, commonly referred to as IDNYC, the free identification card for all New York City residents.

City Council must pass police reform before year ends

The people in my community of Flushing, Queens, like New Yorkers in various other neighborhoods across the city, are tired of getting targeted and harassed by the NYPD.

The president’s wall

If the president’s vast wall is successfully constructed, it will immediately convert the land of the free into the world’s largest and most populated maximum security prison.