We must support our incarcerated sisters

I recently read about the New York State Assembly sponsored bill A588A, which is a bill related to providing feminine hygiene products at no cost to individuals in correctional facilities

The lessons of mass incarceration for child welfare

The platinum anniversary of the most important shift in American child welfare policy in a generation just passed without notice or public discussion. But almost 20 years to the day after President Clinton signed the Adoption and Safe Families Act ...

Make the stories less about the Oval and more about America

Contrast two storylines dominating the mainstream news today.

Investing in the workforce generates healthy returns

In the past month, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced that the nation’s capital has lifted the label from the U. S. Department of Labor as a “high-risk” partner in job training and employment programs and “at-risk” in unemployment ...

America is open for business if you believe Trump

Playing the role of economic cheerleader, President Trump said, “America is open for business and we are competitive once again.” So I guess during Obama’s presidency, America closed its borders and was not ready for business.

Advancing Dr. King’s Legacy

This month we celebrate the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of our beloved leader’s assassination.

Barron U.S. owes Haiti

You know, we speak of Haiti as a poor country, that Haiti is a poor country.

Trump must pair positive policies with respectful rhetoric to win support from the Black community

In a recent White House meeting with congressional leaders to discuss immigration reform, Donald Trump reportedly asked...

Teachers of color, your presence is requested at the equity table

The lack of teachers of color in America hurts all students, Black, Latino, Asian and white.

URBAN AGENDA: Richest Hospitals Get Funds Meant for the Poor

The best of intentions can go off the rails – and when this happens, unintended consequences demand an immediate fix.

Blacks and politics: Either get engaged or get left behind

Okay, everyone, if you are reading this, welcome to 2018. You made it, and with that being said, I feel that this is the perfect opportunity for us to be honest about an important truth.

A merit-based immigration system would help Americans—and skilled foreigners

Don’t expect a bigger paycheck anytime soon. Fed chair Janet Yellen recently admitted there might be far more “slack” in the labor market than she and her colleagues realized, meaning that employers can attract all the workers they need without ...

Martin’s birthday sermon: ‘The Negro Is Your Brother’

As the world pauses to honor the birthday of one of the greatest African-Americans, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., most conscious Americans are bowing our heads, though not in prayer.

Cuomo letter calls for New York exemption from offshore drilling plan  

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has issued a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke calling on Zinke to exempt New York from the Department of the Interior’s draft plan to expand oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic ...

The Trump foreign policy: year one

As the completion of the Trump administration’s first year comes into focus, it is difficult to sift through the loud drumbeat of Russian collusion and the endless noise that emanates from the mainstream media about the shortcoming and failures of ...