The Inauguration is upon us

In just a few days, thousands of Republicans and Trump supporters will gather in Washington, D.C., to witness the swearing -n of the 45th president.

A true statesman: President Obama’s legacy

Au revoir, President Obama. President Barack Hussein Obama, 55, departs the White House with a legacy of sweeping change and political controversy.

Dr. King on Black Power, revolution and Black politicians

White America and the white media, for their comfort, have “frozen Dr. King in history” at his “I Have a Dream” speech and call for integration in 1963.

Congresswoman Clarke: Why I am not going to the Presidential Inauguration

Initially, I was inclined to attend the inauguration of the 45th president of our great nation. Like most Americans, I have viewed presidential inaugurations as a ceremonial rite of passage, and representing the people of the 9th Congressional District of ...

Americans, not Moscow, are sending President-elect Trump to the White House

Let’s distinguish fact from fiction and separate out whining from winning. Vladimir Putin did not elect Donald Trump to serve as the next president of the United States.

Hillary Clinton for mayor

Sometimes New Yorkers forget our history. They also forget that in this great city of change, anything can and does happen daily.

An open letter to President Barack Obama

Malcolm X Commemoration Committee press office Zayid Muhammad and chair Dequi Kioni Sadiki pen an open letter to President Barack Obama.

Why I’m going to the inauguration

I told some of my friends where I was going next weekend, and I got a mix of bewilderment (“Ugh! Enjoy?”), concern (“Don’t go. Nothing good can come of it.”) and amusement (“You might become a pet Negro celebrity, of ...

Eyes and ears forward

In “Critique of Pure Reason,” Immanuel Kant wrote, “... knowledge therefore of every understanding, or at least of the human understanding, must be by means of concepts, not intuitive, but discursive.”

Crashing the party in Washington

When I was a teenager, I thought I was being clever by planning a party in my parents’ apartment in Harlem when they were out of town on vacation.

URBAN AGENDA: Revival of tuition-free public college in New York has room for improvement

For more than 125 years after it was founded in 1847 as “the Free Academy,” the City University of New York (CUNY)—the largest urban public university system in the United States—had remained tuition-free, providing a critical path to quality higher ...

Black families can bridge the wealth gap by owning a home

From predatory lending and foreclosures to wealth stripping and income inequality, the national wealth gap is relevant and ongoing.

Toward a better nation

We in 1199SEIU refer to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as our North Star. We constantly ask ourselves, what would Dr. King do?

Technology and the student with special needs

This article was inspired by my work with children on the autism spectrum, specifically African- American children.

Without a decent place to live, you won’t be prepared to thrive in the workplace

The great challenge of our nation is to ignite the hope of upward mobility and the realization of one’s personal potential. Housing opportunities are at the core of how we meet this challenge.