Environmental injustice in Black communities

The White House has recently announced a plan to form a committee to analyze the challenges climate change will cause to national security.

Sport brings out the best of us

Having recently attended the 2019 NBA All-Star game, I was truly in awe of the drama and athleticism displayed by the dueling Team LeBron and Team Giannis. As the teams went head-to-head on the court, I was struck by a ...

Legalization of prostitution in New York? Not on my watch!

So, we’re all hearing about a proposed bill that is poised to pass that would legalize prostitution in New York State. Not on my watch!

March is Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month was established in 1987 after several states petitioned to extend the appreciation of women’s contributions beyond the already established Women’s History Week.

Michael Jackson: An uncomfortable legacy

The explosive new documentary, “Leaving Neverland,” takes a highly critical look at one of the most controversial aspects of Michael Jackson’s life and legacy—the persistent rumors that he abused children, specifically young boys.

Time for a new Black political direction?

As Afro-Americans look to the 2020 elections, the midterm elections might have pointed the way to a new direction for Black politics in the 21st century.

Why the New York City Council proposal to ban menthol cigarettes is wrong

I dedicated 34 years of my life to public safety, enforcing the laws that our legislators placed before me. That’s what cops do, and we trust that those laws are well thought out, studied and based upon sound data and ...

URBAN AGENDA: Transit Fares Are Rising. Fortunately (or should we say Finally) Fair Fares Is Now on Track to Provide Relief

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have come together to support a sustainable source of revenue for the Metropolitan Transit Authority bus and subway repairs.

COMMENTARY: ‘Leaving Neverland’ is Michael Jackson’s Pandora’s Box

Those are just three of what’s become a cavalcade of headlines about the gut-wrenching and disturbing documentary, “Leaving Neverland,” that finally aired on HBO Sunday night with part two and a post-film interview by Oprah Winfrey on Monday night.

The Congressional Black Caucus: Not always in headlines, but never on the sidelines

What does the Congressional Black Caucus do? It takes Majority Whip James Clyburn to make it understandable.

Before Black History Month ends

It always seems like Black History Month flies by. In 28 days, corporations, organizations, schools and countless other institutions try to cram centuries’ worth of history into photos and soundbites for the masses.

The Green New Deal: The left’s phony attempt to co-opt Trump’s labor populism

The florid Green New Deal proposed by the newly elected congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has been widely panned by critics on both the right and the left—but perhaps most notably by Democratic Senate Minority Leader Dianne Feinstein.

Equity must be part of cannabis legislation from day one

As New York works to legalize adult-use marijuana, state lawmakers have the opportunity to achieve true racial equity and justice, but it will require a legislative and operational agenda that goes beyond the bureaucratic “promise” of equity.

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Republicans firmly in control in Florida

Many Florida residents would like to believe that Florida is turning into a purple state, because there are more Democrats on the voting rolls.

National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA) commemorated National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Thursday, Feb. 7.

New York State is the national leader in the effort to end HIV/AIDS, with the goal of ending the epidemic in the state by 2020.