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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

As 2013 comes to a close and Christmas and Kwanzaa have come and gone, we reflect on the year that has just passed and the year we hope will be more promising.

We thank you, Madiba

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was one of most prolific leaders of the 20th century.

Statement By David N. Dinkins: President Nelson Mandela Salute

his heart has circled the globe

Nelson Mandela: Remembering the man and the Free Mandela/Free South Africa Movement

I was at the John F. Kennedy Airport when Nelson and Winnie Mandela, along with members of the African National Congress (ANC), landed at the airport

Open the process of selecting our next school leaders

The direction for education policy during the coming years is in need of substantive assessment and discussion

The legacy of Trayvon Martin

In Martin’s death, we experienced the need for Blacks and Latinos here in New York City to come together to reform stop-and-frisk

Memorializing Madiba, ‘the one who stirs up dust’

comments on the revisionist interpretation of Mandela

Commissioner Bratton, somebody’s watching you

One of the greatest legacies of Mayor David Dinkins was his push for a relationship between the police and the community

Mandela—His spirit goes walking on

I guess we thought he would live forever

Un-civil rights?

I took a groundbreaking trip to Albany this week with several of my constituents—some of the few remaining pioneering, local Black- and minority-owned business owners who invested in our community years ago while everyone else was fleeing.

Seeing people based on color is not always racist

There are some aspects of seeing people based on color that we simply are not going to ever eradicate from the human race, even though we would like to be able to. Some people don’t want to hear this—and people ...

Stop gun violence for the holidays

As the nation marks the one-year anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, it is no closer to federal gun control legislation. If this were another country, the number of children killed by gun violence would violate international law. Last year, ...

New Day, New York

As the old saying goes, “Politics is the art of the possible.” For a long time in New York, it’s served the interests of a fortunate few to keep the scope of possibility narrowly restricted. If an idea advantaged the ...

The holidays, racism and inappropriate behavior

Recently in New York, two young Black shoppers were arrested while shopping at the upscale Barneys clothing store

Happy Thanksgiving

As we sit around the Thanksgiving table this year, what will you be thankful for?