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What to do about the MTA?

I recently lost my monthly MetroCard only one week into my purchase.

Christmas in the aftermath of loss

Christmas is a glorious time of year for most families. It is a time of visits and reconnecting with relatives from afar.

Marijuana legalization: a chance to address past racial and ethnic injustices

With statewide legalization of marijuana for adult use seeming more inevitable by the day, it’s important that we step back and ask this question

The immense impact of Black youth traveling abroad

For Black youth the opportunities to travel are often few and far between, but the positive effects that said opportunities can have are boundless.

Gloria Richardson

As I reflect on the election of 2018, I often think of the many Black women who have fought for my liberation and the rights and freedoms for so many people living in America, citizen or not.

The Women’s March and blindness toward the evil of antisemitism risks losing it all

The Jan. 21, 2017 Women’s March on Washington, the day after the Trump inauguration, stood out as a proud repudiation against what some have called Trump’s tilt toward themes of racism, sexism, bigotry and intolerance.

The Manhattan DA has a gang database and you might be on it

You are being watched. The very color of your shirt, the company you keep and the neighborhood in which you live are all seemingly arbitrary factors that Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance can weaponize to single you out as a ...

The criminal aspect of Trump’s presidency will be revealed

There is something in Donald Trump’s presidency that is rotten to the core.

URBAN AGENDA: Fight Fare Evasion with Affordability, Not Policing

Last week, the New York City Transit President, Andy Byford, used an MTA Board meeting to announce new fare evasion data showing increases in recent months on both subways and buses, along with a new plan to crack down on ...

Thank you to all the teachers out there

I recently called my god-sister at 10 p.m. on a Tuesday night, and she was writing detailed report card comments for roughly 35 students and working on a lesson plan for her second-graders.

Palestinian terrorist organizations stand in the way of Middle East progress

The nation of Israel once again witnessed horrific rocket attacks on innocent men, women and children living near the Gaza Strip.

Living while Black in America

A few days ago, I got off the No. 3 train at the newly renovated 145th Street train station in Harlem.

Is the migrant caravan real or a fabricated masquerade?

“Over the past decade, there’s been a rise in the number of unaccompanied children and families crossing the US-Mexico border,” said writer Dara Lind of the VOX.

Election reform

Our ancestors fought to empower all of us with the right to vote, giving us the civic duty to use that right to steer America into a fairer and more just direction. The Election Day debacle in New York City ...

URBAN AGENDA: Amazon Should Support Tech Talent in NYC’s High Schools

New York City bent over backwards to successfully attract an Amazon headquarters to Long Island City which establishes the Big Apple as a major technology hub.