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The Slave Bible Provokes Us to Consider the Role of Faith in Our World Today

Imagine where America would be if Harriet Tubman, the legendary heroine of the Underground Railroad, was unable to quote the mighty Book of Exodus and tell Southern slaves that it was God’s will that they – like the ancient Israelites ...

The perils of ingratitude—A Thanksgiving admonition

Thanksgiving, America’s homegrown national holiday, stands out for honoring the precious native people who welcomed the settlers and helped them in their time of need.

Happy Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year when we gather with family and friends to fellowship, eat and give thanks for all of the different aspects of our lives.

The NYPD’s Jim Crow gang suppression

The NYPD has deep racial disparities in its gang suppression enforcement, and recent group violence has shown the stark differences of their two-tiered system.

Democratic Party wins political control but don’t dance yet

Black people in New York State and across the country are expected to celebrate because the Democratic Party overtook the Republican Party in the New York State Senate and in the United States House of Representatives, but I am here ...

Criminal justice reform long overdue for Black America

As a member of the infamous Wilmington Ten case in North Carolina from 1972 to 2012, I witnessed firsthand why the criminal justice system in the United States needed to be thoroughly reformed.

The elections are over, but we still have work to do

Last week, millions of Americans across the country made their voices heard.

Now that the election is over, what’s different about our lives?

On the evening of the 2018 midterm election, we all sat glued to our televisions, or to online webpages (or in front of whatever form your weapon of mass distraction choice might take), breathlessly awaiting the outcomes.

Fighting #ForThePeople as your next public advocate

Life is too difficult for too many New Yorkers. Housing is too expensive. Too many people are struggling just to make it each day.

So this is America

Even with the vile racial and ethnic violence that has assaulted the American spirit in recent days, I have no doubt that there are still whole segments of white America who take Black misery to be a performance and certainly ...

URBAN AGENDA: Here’s Where to Spend Revenues from Legalized Marijuana

Now that New York Democrats control the governor’s office and both chambers of the state legislature, progressive policies that have been repeatedly thwarted in recent years

COMMENTARY: Trump, the Republicans and the Neo-Confederate objective

It became very clear to anyone who was watching that in the lead up to the November 6th elections, Trump and his allies focused on two things

We must stop criminalizing poverty

The other day, I witnessed a 17-year-old Black girl get arrested for jumping a turnstile at a subway station.

Remarkable similarities exist between Saudi plot to kill Jamal Khashoggi and 9/11

While the intricacies surrounding the kidnapping, torture and murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey Oct. 2 remain shrouded in a web of intrigue, one thing is remarkably clear.

Implement the Family First Prevention Services Act

More than 400,00 children are in foster care across the United States, and most are children of color. This number will only increase because of the current opioid crisis in the country.