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Advancing Dr. King’s Legacy

This month we celebrate the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of our beloved leader’s assassination.

Barron U.S. owes Haiti

You know, we speak of Haiti as a poor country, that Haiti is a poor country.

Trump must pair positive policies with respectful rhetoric to win support from the Black community

In a recent White House meeting with congressional leaders to discuss immigration reform, Donald Trump reportedly asked...

Teachers of color, your presence is requested at the equity table

The lack of teachers of color in America hurts all students, Black, Latino, Asian and white.

URBAN AGENDA: Richest Hospitals Get Funds Meant for the Poor

The best of intentions can go off the rails – and when this happens, unintended consequences demand an immediate fix.

Blacks and politics: Either get engaged or get left behind

Okay, everyone, if you are reading this, welcome to 2018. You made it, and with that being said, I feel that this is the perfect opportunity for us to be honest about an important truth.

A merit-based immigration system would help Americans—and skilled foreigners

Don’t expect a bigger paycheck anytime soon. Fed chair Janet Yellen recently admitted there might be far more “slack” in the labor market than she and her colleagues realized, meaning that employers can attract all the workers they need without ...

Martin’s birthday sermon: ‘The Negro Is Your Brother’

As the world pauses to honor the birthday of one of the greatest African-Americans, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., most conscious Americans are bowing our heads, though not in prayer.

Cuomo letter calls for New York exemption from offshore drilling plan  

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has issued a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke calling on Zinke to exempt New York from the Department of the Interior’s draft plan to expand oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic ...

The Trump foreign policy: year one

As the completion of the Trump administration’s first year comes into focus, it is difficult to sift through the loud drumbeat of Russian collusion and the endless noise that emanates from the mainstream media about the shortcoming and failures of ...

Joe Biden: Dr. King still gives us hope

Jan. 15, we celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a moment when our country feels hopelessly divided.

Remembering our King

I am thankful that each year begins anew with Dr. King’s birthday falling right at the year’s dawning. It serves as a reminder of how far we have come and a renewal of our commitment to go the next mile ...

Not so fast, Governor Cuomo

The New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently gave his State of the State Address in which he outlined his vision for the state and how he plans to be on the front lines of the resistance against the president.

A broken system

One of our first meetings together involved a police officer who was tired of arresting Black and Brown teens in low-income neighborhoods for turnstile jumping. He knew most of the teens simply could not afford the fare.

Haiti earthquake anniversary is a chance to stand in solidarity with immigrants

I found out that I was different from my fellow immigrant classmates in high school, as I applied for college and scholarships.