Technology and the student with special needs

This article was inspired by my work with children on the autism spectrum, specifically African- American children.

Without a decent place to live, you won’t be prepared to thrive in the workplace

The great challenge of our nation is to ignite the hope of upward mobility and the realization of one’s personal potential. Housing opportunities are at the core of how we meet this challenge.

We shall not be moved!

This King Day weekend we are summoned, by divine mandate and history and to breathe new life into the movement embodied in the life and by the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Let’s be woke and awake

I am not sure how many people reading this column are still reeling about the recent presidential election.

Blackonomics: An interview with Black billionaire Bob Johnson

One of the post-election highlights for me was the meeting between Donald Trump and Bob Johnson.

Reduced transit fare would help get low-wage workers moving

Working people in New York City face yet another MTA fare hike next year—and this time it could go up to $3 per ride.

URBAN AGENDA: Will We Allow Trump to Undo Policing and Criminal Justice Reforms?

After the election returns of 2016 announced Trump’s victory and sent shock waves through most, but not all, of America, even the stock markets went down.

Blackonomics: Black folks need to stop drinking the 'fool-aid'

The term “Drinking the Kool-Aid” has been taken to a new level among many of our people.

The path ahead

One month after Election Day, many of us are still fighting through our shock and grief while trying to better understand the reasons for Hillary Clinton’s defeat.

URBAN AGENDA: With Trump as President, Public Housing’s Future is on the Line

What will happen to public housing under soon-to-be President Donald Trump? The answer to this question could have consequences for every single one of the more than half million New Yorkers -- most of them low-income blacks and Latinos – ...

Bent on progress

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to appear in the two-part series “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise,” which was produced by acclaimed professor and documentarian, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Obama, free our political prisoners!

As he went across the country encouraging us to vote for Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama said he wants Black people to respect and protect his legacy.

Moving forward 

We’ve just been through what has been the most divisive, exhausting and unsettling presidential election in our lifetime.

If you see something, say something

Even though the election was just a few weeks ago, it seems like DJT has been our president-elect for decades.

The consequences of using Airbnb while Black

The rise of the Black Lives Matter movement has shown us that even 50 years after the fight for civil rights, we must remain vigilant in the face of systemic racial discrimination from community-police relationships, to workplace equality, to fair ...