The NBA plantation

Charles Barron will be joined by former NFL star Walter Beach of the Cleveland Browns in a presentation entitled “Jump Ball: Blacks Rising Up to Fight for Power, Ownership and Self-Determination in Sports” on Thursday, May 1.

Dangerous consequences will ensue if Fannie and Freddie dissolve

The financial crisis hit hard throughout the country, but here in New York we are continuing to feel the damage in a profound and personal way.

Gun violence and our collective responsibility

The weather is getting warmer in New York City, to what should be the delight of everyone.

Sounding the alarm about school doors

I am generally a cheerleader for New York City’s public schools, having attended them and sent all six of my children to them as well.

Covering up a lynching—the ugly case of Alfred Wright

Is mainstream media a part of the cover-up of the Alfred Wright lynching case?

King would support New York airport service workers

Forty-six years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.

The anti-gay dogma that is enveloping Africa

It was striking when the president of this country, a woman who has been the center of international prominence and the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize, defended a law that criminalizes same-sex activity.

Open letter to Speaker Sheldon Silver

We write to you as a community-based organization to express our profound disappointment with the closing of 10 Assembly district offices in New York

Career and college ready? Not with New York state tests and curriculum!

Education has become more about profit and power than children learning

State campaign finance reform would level the playing field

At the NAACP and the Brennan Center, we have been saying for years that Albany’s elected officials have to be more accountable to the communities

The time is now for universal pre-K and after-school

Sixty years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision legally ended school segregation, New Yorkers are faced with an uncomfortable truth: African-American young people are still being shortchanged by our education system.

Our community came together

On Wednesday, March 12, our community experienced a severe tragedy when a gas explosion in our beloved East Harlem

Kudos to the President and his My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

Any historian will tell his students that a president’s second term will define his legacy to the country and the world. President Obama will go down in history as one of America’s greatest presidents that held the office.

What will happen if the minimum wage increases?

Last week, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report saying that the proposal to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in 2016 would cost the creation of 500,000 jobs in 2016.

Center for NuLeadership applauds Cuomo’s prison college program

The Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions applauds Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s announcement to implement a statewide initiative to provide state funding for college education in prison for incarcerated individuals.