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.

Last memories of Chokwe Lumumba

On Tuesday evening, I came home to learn that Lumumba was dead. I wondered if his death was related to the sickness.

Yes! How about a progressive public education for New York City adults too?

Dear Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Deputy Chancellor Dorita Gibson:

Unlike Shirley Chisolm, many Black leaders are ‘Bought and Bossed’

“It is incomprehensible to me, the fear that can affect men in political offices. It is shocking the way they submit to forces they know are wrong and fail to stand up for what they believe.

The effects of gentrification in New York

New York is changing

Help needed for those people living with AIDS and seeking housing

When I was diagnosed with HIV, I had no idea that one of the biggest challenges I would face would not be juggling medical appointments and treatment decisions or telling friends and family about my status, but simply keeping my ...

Death of a Black man who refused to live as a Negro

Most of the obituaries written about Amiri Baraka in the white mainstream media focus on the poet and playwright’s misdeeds or ordinary actions

Airport workers deserve a living wage

There needs to be a change. Airport workers deserve some respect

Expansion of the Careers and Professional Development Institute

Since the recent expansion of the City College Careers and Professional Development Institute, there have been inquiries, including your December 5 article, as to why the institute is expanding and will this impact the college’s ongoing mission of serving and ...

Sovereignty: A New Year’s resolution for Black America

As we approach 2014 without a clear collective resolution, the quality of life for Blacks living in the United States is disturbing, disappointing and unacceptable.

The ‘war on poverty’ hasn’t failed

We launched a “war on poverty” 50 years ago; how are we doing today?

Lets Get Serious

In 1960, there were 103 Black elected officials throughout the nation. By 1990, that number had grown to 9000. Nonetheless, as we approach 2014, all of the social comfort indicators show that the political and economic status of African Americans ...

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.