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URBAN AGENDA: Preparing Students for the New Economy Starts with Developing our Teachers

There are great things afoot in New York City’s public school system.

The Trayvon Martin travesty and going forward

The Trayvon Martin killing demands that we raise the right questions. It was not simply the “Stand Your Ground” law that was responsible for Martin’s death and Zimmerman’s acquittal.

COMMENTARY: Will A Woman Be President In 2020?

In a most unusual endorsement, the New York Times has endorsed both Senators Elizabeth Warren (MA) and Amy Klobuchar (MN) for the Democratic nomination for President.

Social Equity for Black Community’s Sake Fighting for access to opportunities in the Cannabis Industry

While the NY Lottery is a $9.97B dollar industry today, it is often overlooked that the industry was built on the ingenuity of a Black man and the Black community.

Did you make resolutions?

Every January millions of people make New Year’s resolutions.

Peloton ‘scandal’ shows how mentally unfit we’ve become

At the close of that last turbulent decade, nothing summarizes the state of our culture and our unhealthy relationship with contrived outrage quite like the “Peloton ad controversy” and the wave of hysteria that has followed in its wake.

Changes have occurred since the Civil Rights Movement

Racial segregation is a part of my past. I came of age in a time of separate but equal. In my hometown of Winston-Salem, NC, race was always a problem.

Black power means proper representation

“Black Power means proper representation and sharing of control...It does not mean merely putting Black faces into office. Black visibility is not Black Power.

URBAN AGENDA - Student Loan Debt: A $90 Billion Crisis We Cannot Ignore

The student loan debt crisis is real. Through no fault of their own, an alarming number of student borrowers find themselves the victims of unscrupulous lenders.

Redefining suffrage, unerasing Black women

In popular parlance, can we unpack the significance of suffrage and inclusive democracy for Black women?

In the Soleimani assassination Trump threads the needle between boldness and rashness

Much of the domestic and international critique of Trump’s unusual and unilateral decision to assassinate top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani center around two issues.

The Trump era

Donald J. Trump took the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2017 and became the 45th president of the United States.

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Each year we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of this nation’s greatest intellectuals and champions for racial equity and class consciousness.

The challenge of being called African in America in 2020

The children of the diaspora are being called home, around the world, and they cannot hear the call. Africa is the richest continent on the planet, and many African Americans do not understand that they are Africans.

What the Framers intended

It seems like the world is on fire, literally and figuratively.