URBAN AGENDA: City’s homeless crisis will become catastrophic if we don’t save public housing

New York City’s greatest social struggle of the last third of a century has been government’s attempts to address homelessness, which CSS examined in its ground-breaking 1981 report, Private Lives, Public Spaces.

Trump’s immigration crackdown: We need action, Mayor de Blasio, not more rhetoric

Dear Mayor de Blasio, Your administration’s municipal identification policy is vague. But what makes it dangerous is that it is causing hysteria in the African immigrant community in New York City...

URBAN AGENDA: Mayor de Blasio and the “Affordability Crisis”

Mayor Bill de Blasio deserves a full measure of credit for proposing that the City provide a right to counsel to low-income tenants facing eviction in Housing Court.

For working people, progress and resistance

Workers at three Babeland stores in New York City—a mission-driven, queer-owned sex toy boutique—have made history by ratifying their first union contract after organizing with the RWDSU last year.

Black liberalism ain’t cutting it!

In 1967 Dr. King said, “The majority of [Black] political leaders … are still selected by white leadership, elevated to positions, supplied with resources and inevitably subjected to white control.

Keeping our eyes on the prize

During African-American History Month, it is customary to review our progress on the long road to freedom.

Water in Frackville contaminated 2,500 inmates and employees

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at 4 p.m., 200 South Broad St., in Philadelphia, prisoner rights advocates, concerned citizens and supporters of International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal will hold a demonstration outside Gov. Tom Wolf’s office in Philadelphia, ...

Steve Bannon on the National Security Council—Why not?

Since President Donald Trump named Steve Bannon, his chief strategist, to the National Security Council’s principals committee, the left has erupted in all kinds of moral outrage.

Supreme Court nominee: Smooth-talking anti-civil rights conservative

Neil Gorsuch, 49, poised to be the next justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was introduced to the world Monday.

URBAN AGENDA: Betsy DeVos and the charter school test

This week controversial school choice advocate Betsy DeVos became the new U.S. Secretary of Education.

Educational free market or educational free fall?

The educational crisis in the United States is a well-known but little discussed fact. In international educational rankings developed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, in 2014 the U.S. ranked 24th in reading, 28th in science and 36th ...

Presidents change, but our values should not

The president of the United States may have changed, but our values should not.

Mayor Bill de Blasio: We can help you sign up for health insurance

When people have insurance they can see a doctor and deal with small problems before they become big ones. When people have insurance they know that an illness won’t leave them owing lots of money.

An ode to the Liberal Kraken

I can remember vividly the first time I met David. It was in the winter of 2002. My colleague Nancie and I were on the train coming from New York to D.C., and everyone on the train recognized me, and ...

What’s going on?

The Donald Trump inauguration is the unapologetic installation of white supremacy in the White House. This ascendancy of Jim Crow racism is coupled with brazen declarations of the rights of big business and the banks to intensify their exploitation of ...