Not since the 1964 election, when Democrat Lyndon Johnson defeated conservative Republican Sen. Barry Goldwater, has the difference between the candidates at the top of the national tickets of the two major parties been so stark.
U.S. Navy Veteran Patrice Porter shares her thoughts on Black women posing int he highly publicized photo at West Point Military Academy.
Last week, the New York City Council approved a bag fee of $0.05 on all plastic bags.
May 19th marks the 91st anniversary of the birth of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, Malcolm X. Now more than ever, his prophetic 1964 “The Ballot or the Bullet” speech resonates for Black people during this 2016 presidential election year...
No one has quite been able to put a finger on it, but there is something definitely afoot in America, with an alarming rise in suicides among individuals between the ages of 35 and 64.
There is a meat-cutting, face-slashing frenzy going on in New York City, and while we’re discussing the finer points of the head/heart battle between Hilary and Bernie or the dangers of brown shirt versus conservative Republican nominations, we’re ignoring the ...
As a relatively young program officer at the Ford Foundation early in my career I made a visit to Sing Sing I will never forget.
This election cycle has been so much more exciting and interesting than I expected.
President Obama must demand Vice President Biden to schedule immediately a vote on Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination.
Less than one year ago, the Obama administration signed, sealed and delivered a nuclear agreement into the bloody hands of Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.
(Last week was) College Signing Day—a day of great excitement and celebration. Across all five boroughs, high school seniors have made their final decisions on where they’ll be attending college in September. It’s a wonderful accomplishment for them, their families ...
“I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”
Assemblyman Charles Barron reflects on the late Afeni Shakur.
Last week’s presidential primary exposed some potential serious Board of Elections problems in the management of voter lists and the conducting of the election.
I have read so many thoughtful reflections on the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson and the genius of his songwriting, guitar playing, style and fashion, and his quiet activism.