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New Day, New York

As the old saying goes, “Politics is the art of the possible.” For a long time in New York, it’s served the interests of a fortunate few to keep the scope of possibility narrowly restricted. If an idea advantaged the ...

The holidays, racism and inappropriate behavior

Recently in New York, two young Black shoppers were arrested while shopping at the upscale Barneys clothing store

Happy Thanksgiving

As we sit around the Thanksgiving table this year, what will you be thankful for?

25 and sitting on $25 million

When I was in college, I assumed I was going to graduate and receive $80,000-$90,000 a year.

Black churches slam Latino organizations silence on Trayvon Martin

The National Black Church Initiative is mystified and shocked at the Latino community’s refusal to condemn the George Zimmerman verdict

NYC class sizes increase for sixth year in a row despite law requiring reduction

On Friday, Nov. 15, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) released new data on class sizes in schools as of Oct. 31.

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.