Change begins with one, therefore it shall begin with me

The title of this piece is my mantra that I created years ago because I feel it is important that I am one of the standard-bearers for change.

URBAN AGENDA: Not Too Late For `Fair Fares’ in City Budget

Now that Mayor de Blasio has released his FY2018 Executive Budget, the City Council has an opportunity to tweak his spending priorities so that they better serve to mitigate New York City’s affordability crisis.

Trump’s planned HUD cuts would devastate working families

A single mother fears her 5-year-old son will get sick or injured because of the pipe leaks that are causing the walls and ceiling of her apartment to crack and crumble.

Harvard’s season of digesting

“Yesterday, we all had to digest the results of the election.” These were the words of the Harvard Law School’s Dean of Students to the entire law school’s student body the morning after the 2016 presidential election.

Cuomo’s fake progressivism damaging education in NYS

New York State is thought to be a leader in liberal and progressive culture all around the world. But what the world doesn’t know is that our great state has upheld practices of systemic racism and economic inequity for our ...

A budget of missed opportunities

As we’ve seen, New Yorkers are concerned with what is happening in Washington and are now more engaged with what is happening in Albany.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #13

Most of the national monuments slated for review by President Trump were designated by former President Clinton and former President Obama, and thus it is evident that this planned assault on the nation’s public lands is mainly another move to ...

Emotional Evin Cosby defends her father

I am the youngest of five. I remember our family trips and moving to NYC just so we could be closer to my father as he worked.

BLACKONOMICS: Black fraternities and sororities have the economic clout to power the next Black renaissance

Remember the scene from “New Jack City” when Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) told Scotty (Ice-T), “This ain’t personal; this is business?”

Our children are loved and missed

The recent disappearances of several girls (and boys) in the D.C. area have been disturbing and troublesome to say the least.

Raise the Age smoke and mirrors

Al Sharpton called raising the age of criminal responsibility historic; Governor Cuomo called it a legacy achievement. Malcolm might have said, pertaining to raise the age, that we put too much cream in our coffee and are left with something ...

Massacres in Syria must stop

For the past six years, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has literally been allowed to get away with murder. Two weeks ago, his forces once again gassed their own people to death, including women and children, demonstrating Assad’s complete disregard for ...

Community policing needs the Watchmen

The term community policing is being touted as something that is going to be a cure-all for the Afro-American and Latino communities.

Trump does not have the authority to go to war in Syria

Just days after the September 11 attacks, Congress voted to give President George W. Bush legal authority to take military action against the perpetrators of the terror attacks and associated forces.

URBAN AGENDA | Mayor de Blasio to the City’s Working Poor: Take the Trolley

Mayor Bill de Blasio just doesn’t get it. He has staunchly opposed Fair Fares -- a program to implement half-priced MetroCards for working poor families in the city.