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Elinor Tatum

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Just say 'no' to Giuliani

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The gift of time

A single tear rolled down my check as I drove past a barbecue place on...

CUNY's a great choice on a budget or not

QUESTION: Where did Colin Powell, Shirley Chisholm, Jerry Seinfeld, Walter Mosley and Jimmy Smits go...

The education they are not getting

Have you walked into a classroom of public high school seniors lately? Have you seen...

State of emergency--stop the violence

We all know that the term "long, hot summer" is not necessarily a statement about...

Bill Thompson for mayor

The choice is clear. New York needs Bill Thompson to be mayor, and Bill Thompson...

SEEKing equity in enrollment

Last week, Kathleen Waldron, president of Baruch College, was awarded the 2009 Ellis Island Medal...

Riding the rails on the backs of the disadvantaged

What is the MTA thinking? Have they just gone mad? That is the only explanation...

Good-bye, 2009: We're glad to see you go

2009 has been a tough year for so many of us. The economy spiraled downward...

A race well run:Hats off to John Liu and Bill de Blasio

Everyone thought that the runoff for public advocate was going to be close. Some even...

Reluctantly, it's my turn

I always dreaded the day when I would have to write the editorials of the...

New York's coup d'etat

What the heck is going on in Albany? A coup in New York State. I...

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Open season on Black politicians

It seems as though hunting season has begun, and it seems that politicians of color...

Teamwork: Together we are stronger

There is no "I" in team. That is an old axiom that I believe has...

A perfect storm of connections

Not feeling very well on Tuesday morning, I dreaded the idea of going to another...

Inner-city violence: Not just our problem; it's everyone's problem

Day after day, night after night, we hear about another shooting, another murder, another young...

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NAACP: A renewed energy

When you walk into the Hilton Hotel on Sixth Avenue in New York City, there...

Time to regroup, reassess and recharge

It was close. Closer than it had any right to be. There is no reason...

We must vote John Liu and Bill de Blasio Sept. 29

There is a run-off in this great city,and it is happening in less than two...

100 years and marching on

The NAACP has turned 100 years old. It has been seeking justice and blazing the...

Ain't we lucky we got 'em--Ernie Barnes!

Good times, that is what I think about when I think of Ernie Barnes, who...

Run, David, run

It is not by accident that the president of the United States was near the...

The landslide has started; the Rock begins to fall

We have discussed, debated, criticized and berated the prison industrial complex that has its hold...

So what exactly is the story here?

When is a story just not a story? When the facts are all put together...

Thankful for what I have and what I hold on to

This year has been a hard one. Not just on a personal level, but on...

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