The rise of the Orange One

So reality is upon us. The Orange One has secured the GOP nomination for the presidency.

Economic inequality is making us sick

Economic inequality has an even higher cost than many people realize.

Jesse Jackson: Ali was not controversial. Segregation was

Rev. Jesse Jackson discusses the passing of Muhammad Ali.

Expanding economic opportunities for minority-and women-owned business enterprises

Every year, the city of New York spends billions of dollars on construction projects around the five boroughs.

Urban Agenda: From Race and Punishment to Second Chances

The Community Service Society recently launched The Color Line in the 21st Century, a discussion series that invites diverse groups of activists, thought leaders, and community members to examine the exclusionary effects of race, class, and criminal punishment and to ...

A gorilla we will miss

In Swahili Harambe or Harambee means to “pull together,” but it resonates currently as the name of the silverback gorilla that was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo Saturday after a child fell into the animal’s enclosure.

The political gap today

Many Americans watching the presidential primaries are left wondering what has happened to the nation politically.

Congratulations graduates

This time of year always warms my heart. It seems everywhere I turn there is someone graduating from elementary school, high school, college or a graduate program.

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Broadway Theater Tony Award nominees

This year has been, without question, the best year for actors, producers, directors and other theatrical professionals of color on Broadway.

A choice between truth and repose

As the esteemed essayist and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote in an essay titled “Intellect,” “God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please. You can never have both.”

URBAN AGENDA: Gentrification, Rising Rents and the City’s Changing Housing Landscape

This is interesting, but probably not very surprising: according to a report released last week, the black population in the city’s “gentrifying” communities – places like Central Harlem, Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Morrisania, just to name a few -- declined by ...

Fight Over Free Digital Content Escalates as New Study Says Blacks and Latinos Would Benefit

A leading advocacy voice in the minority community on communications policy has lent its voice to the growing debate over free data.

Remembering Dr. King’s Poor People’s Campaign

Wednesday, the People’s Organization for Progress, led by activist Larry Hamm, held a march and rally commemorating the 48th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign to End Poverty and Racism and to Demand an Economic Bill ...

Election 2016: The next six months

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.

West Point cadets—Solidarity in sisterhood

U.S. Navy Veteran Patrice Porter shares her thoughts on Black women posing int he highly publicized photo at West Point Military Academy.