On the Democratic side, we wait to see how Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders will handle the recent surge of contentiousness between them, some of which is sure to surface during their debate on Thursday.
Once upon a time, not too many years ago, traveling to the South for Black Americans was almost as challenging as the forces their ancestors faced as runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad.
Although there has been an increase in the number of minority and women-owned businesses in New York, they remain vastly underfunded, according to a recent report by The Black Institute.
“Oh, my goodness, could you by chance be the artist?” a woman asked me before I pushed the bell to enter the Mnuchin Gallery.
Many people gladly accepted copies of Revolution, the newspaper of the Revolutionary Community Party, from Will Reese.
Around this time of year, when spring was emerging from its chrysalis and Gil Noble’s “Like It Is” was part of our Sunday afternoon television fare, the famous vocalist Sarah Lois Vaughan would be among the divas featured on his show.
If the Democratic primaries were like the Republican winner-take-all in delegates, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ victory in Wisconsin Tuesday would be of greater consequence.
Lester A. Walton’s name surfaced recently during all the promos and announcements about the revival of “Shuffle Along,” an all-Black musical often considered the springboard for the Harlem Renaissance. Walton, then employed at the New York Age, was among the journalists at performances in 1921, when the production premiered at the 63rd Street Theater, or Music Hall, in Manhattan.
Fidel Castro speaks his mind on President Obama's recent visit to Cuba.
Activist community responds to worsening conditions of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.
President Barack Obama meets with President Raul Castro of Cuba to further discuss diplomatic relations.
From the moment she walked into the Castle at the College of New Rochelle, Myrlie Evers-Williams was accompanied by a cluster of admirers and well-wishers.
If the second Super Tuesday in the Democratic presidential primaries was viewed as a game of pool, then Hillary Clinton ran the table on Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Dr. Ben Carson's endorsement of Trump is leaving many confused.
President Obama nominates Judge Merrick B. Garland as Supreme Court replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
It is certainly wonderful to witness all the praise and adulation Misty Copeland is receiving for her prowess in dance. This is a great moment to reflect on another ballerina of equal agility and elegance from another era of challenge, Janet Collins.
The click you’re hearing is probably the sound of Hillary Clinton’s campaign team recalibrating its message, one that failed to resonate with white men, younger voters and the white working class in Michigan yesterday.
Sharing the podium with Cheryl Wills, the highly regarded anchorwoman of NY1, at a recent event sponsored by the Delta Sigma Theta at York College in Queens
Seven candidates were at the political forum Sunday afternoon at the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center in the Bronx, each to express how he or she should be the one to replace the retiring Rep. Charles Rangel.
In Detroit, a city that has endured its share of bad news, it’s good to know there are at least a few sprigs of hope and promise.
It may not have been an overwhelming win for Clinton in Nevada, hardly the nirvana she once envisioned, but she did fortify her firewall and brush aside some of the wind, if not the bluster, of her opponent’s momentum.
Black journalism was dealt a double blow recently with the sudden death of Michael Feeney and the passing of Acel Moore, one of the founders of the National Association of Black Journalists.
We always hold our breath when Hollywood, the publishing industry and the media delve into the intricacies of the Black experience, and now we await “Race,” a film about the exploits of track and field great Jesse Owens
President Obama scolded for his plans to nominate a successor following the death of the highly conservative Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.
Her message to the Black electorate
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was on message in Harlem on Tuesday, and the centerpiece of her objective of tearing down social and political barriers was the African-American community.
If William Alphaeus Hunton Jr. is an “Unsung Valiant,” as his wife, Dorothy, wrote in his biography, Hunton’s mother was an even more obscure personality, but one, like her son, worthy of consideration.
This time the polls were exactly right. Sen. Bernie Sanders took New Hampshire overwhelmingly and Donald Trump triumphed over his Republican rivals.
The last black-owned radio station in New York City has been sold.
Mayor de Blasio shares an update on his "One New York" plan and the progress they have made so far.
Fresh from his victory in New Hampshire, Sen. Bernie Sanders had breakfast with the Rev. Al Sharpton at Sylvia’s in Harlem.
If you’ve never heard of the Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections, you are not alone. Not until it was brought to my attention by Harlem resident Mani Gilyard was I aware of an organization of African-American stamp collectors.
“How long … not long,” said Martia G. Goodson, quoting Dr. Martin Luther King as she answered how long it took her to write “Church Ladies: Untold Stories of Harlem Women in the Powell Era” (Author House, 2015).
Edward Lewis opens up about being a creative force behind a magazine for black women.
Ted Cruz trumps Donald in Iowa.
Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders bid in the Iowa caucuses ended in a “virtual tie."
During the recent groundbreaking ceremony at the Schomburg Center as part of the $22 million renovation project, Jean Blackwell Hutson’s name was invoked by several of the notables at the event.
More than a generation has gone by since I taught at Oberlin College in Ohio.
In calling Hillary Clinton “wicked smart,” President Barack Obama veered about as close as he could to endorsing his former secretary of state.
The water crisis in Flint, Mich., has not only sparked outrage from its citizens, it has gone viral and is now a top news story across the globe.
In the fourth and final Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses, it was a verbal slugfest between the putative champion and national frontrunner, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and her worthy adversary Sen. Bernie Sanders.
In 1998, when bugging devices were discovered at City College, one of them a camera hidden in a smoke detector, students were aroused and quickly summoned attorney Ron McGuire to voice their complaint.
All eyes are on Flint, MI as issues with the city's water continue.
“I want to focus on our future,” President Barack Obama said toward the beginning of his final State of the Union address in the House Chamber and to the nation Tuesday evening.
Last summer, when news anchor Joy-Ann Reid’s show was removed from the lineup at MSNBC and the Rev. Al Sharpton’s “Politics Nation” was removed from the station’s daily prime time perch at 6 p.m. to one time a week at 8 a.m. on Sunday mornings, they were like the canaries in the mineshaft, early warning signs that Black commentators and hosts were becoming ever more scarce on television and in the media in general.
An action reminiscent of Americans during the anti-British era is occurring in Oregon, where a militia has taken over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
The end of the year and the beginning of a new one is always a moment to look back on what might have been and to look forward to what may be.
In a highly emotional, tearful speech Tuesday in the East Room of the White House, President Barack Obama outlined portions of his plan to tighten gun control in the nation.
Ten years ago, when Charles F. Harris sat for an interview with “Historymakers,” he disclosed his first contact with the world of words in print. His father insisted that he read the papers he delivered. Harris not only read the papers, he devoured them, digested them so thoroughly that elements of them emerged again in the books he edited and published.
Harlem residents and many beyond the community know Jackie Rowe-Adams for her many joyous, triumphant renditions of the Black national anthem at numerous public events.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called for a full investigation of the recent spate of shootings by the police in the city, but it may be too little, too late. The cries for him to resign now resonate across the nation, amplifying the local voices and protests.