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Making sure promises are kept

Promises, as we all know, are a politician’s trademark.

Thank you, Rep. Rangel, for protecting our community

We thank Rep. Charlie Rangel for his unequivocal words in promising to vote against a fast track bill

Mayor Michael Bloomberg:The greatest segregationist politician in U.S. history

Dear Amsterdam News, I am sure your paper is aware of the unbridled elitist arrogance of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who seeks to micromanage the lives of the “little people,” defends “stop-and-frisk,” denied city workers a contract for four years and ...

Obamacare—A legacy to remember or to forget?

Obamacare wasn’t a measure that would be completed overnight. Nor would its significant arrival for millions of Americans without any health insurance be a smooth one.

The power of our shared vision and partnership

Two decades ago, as a young organizer in Mississippi, I learned that there are only two types of temporal power: organized people and organized money. I also learned that in a democracy, the people can win every time—but only if ...

Self-esteem is critical to sustaining wealth

Self-esteem has a phenomenal impact on one’s ability to become an entrepreneur

Illegal requests at polling station

This morning I encountered four alarming requests when I went to vote

(Un)harnessing civil rights

It looks like the Civil Rights Movement can welcome a new set of activists into the fold

Brooklyn’s ‘Own Black Shining Prince’

Not only was Owens Medgar Evers College’s Black shining prince, he was Brooklyn’s also.

Bill de Blasio for mayor of New York City

We must go to the polls and vote for Bill de Blasio for mayor on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

In Brooklyn, the Thompson vs. Hynes drama continues—and it’s not flattering to Hynes

In Brooklyn, the Thompson vs. Hynes drama continues—and it’s not flattering to Hynes There seems to be no end to the drama that is surrounding the race for Brooklyn district attorney. And it is a spectacle that has tarnished the ...

A yes vote on Proposal 1 is a yes vote for our schools, our kids and our economy

Let’s be honest: Our schools are struggling. Our kids are sitting in crumbling classrooms, and if they are able to graduate at all (half of them aren’t), they are not prepared for college and careers.

Redskins name should stay, but personal attacks should go

Watching the current debate swirl around the Washington Redskins, I can’t help but shake my head. The issue of a name change is a tired issue that we have heard about before, yet something seems different this time, and much ...

Chief Philip Banks for police commisioner

Chief Philip Banks for police commisioner

New Harlem Plaza can improve health

Every summer, for three Saturdays in a row, miles of roads close to traffic and make way for us as we bike, rock climb or stroll through the city-sponsored Summer Streets festival.