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Why older Blacks must be able to pronounce Black children’s names

There is a major gap and divide in the Black community from a generational point of view, and it starts with birth names given to Black children.

Protect affordable housing in tax reform

There is a lot to like in the tax reform bill winding its way through the House: pro-growth business incentives, simplification and an international tax regime that encourages businesses to build factories and keep good jobs here in the United ...

DHS makes inhumane decision to cancel Haitian TPS

Monday, Nov. 21, the Department of Homeland Security announced its inhumane decision to end Temporary Protected Status for approximately 60,000 Haitian immigrants, putting people who have lived legally in the United States for years—and some, decades—at risk of being detained ...

Governor Cuomo should act to protect Medicaid patients who need topical oxygen wound therapy

Governor, you should know that I have written to you before about the importance of topical oxygen wound therapy to New Yorkers who are on Medicaid.

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s not just what you say, it’s also what you don’t say

It seems the older I get, the faster the holiday season approaches.

URBAN AGENDA: Racial inequity reigns supreme in city’s elite high schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to continue to press his progressive agenda after cruising to reelection victory earlier this month.

Payday lenders continue attack on consumer protections

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” is a well-known adage. In recent weeks, it seems that phrase could also be an apt description of the unrelenting efforts of predatory payday lenders to sell their wares.

The paradox of abundance

Life is funny. As suckling babes, the most luxurious thing we could ever imagine is the nurturing warmth of our mothers.

Happy Thanksgiving, or better yet, happy Native-American reflection

Every year millions of Americans gather with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Souls of white folks

Soul is defined as the spiritual part of humans regarded in its moral aspect.

What did the mayor know and when did he know it?

Just after Mayor de Blasio’s re-election, it was announced by the Department of Investigation that the New York City Housing Authority, under the leadership of Chair Shola Olatoye, filed false reports and lied to Housing and Urban Development that lead ...

AG Jeff Sessions and other Republicans keep having mental lapses

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is having problems with remembering and maybe needs to take better notes.

Do We Have to Boycott Black Friday Again?

We need to do this every year as a community to flex our economic muscles.

Write off Puerto Rico debt

As Puerto Rico continues to suffer the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria, its delicate financial situation renews many longstanding questions about its capacity to shoulder its crushing debt load.

Pray for America, but work to make her better

When deranged gunman Devin Kelly walked into a small community church in a tiny rural Texas town and killed the pastor’s daughter, along with 25 other innocent people, including an 18-month-old and an unborn baby, our hearts cried out in ...