Happy birthday Mayor Dinkins

On July 10, New York City’s 106th mayor turned 92. Each time I have the opportunity to spend time with my “forever mayor,” I am constantly amazed at the intelligence, dignity and grace Mayor David Dinkins exudes.

Our founder’s messy truths

As we enter the 243rd year since our nation’s founding, there are signs of decline. One of the most pernicious symbols of our nation’s fall from grace is our inability to confront the truth when it conflicts with our politics. ...

De Blasio’s Uber cap will create new medallion system—and drivers will suffer

There’s an expression that bad ideas never die. For a while it looked like the medallion system that governed taxicabs in New York might be an exception to the rule.

Voter apathy and suppression undermines democracy

One of the most important rights a citizen has in a democracy is the right to vote. That right is considered sacred and inalienable.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #127

Last month after the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration had an inadequate justification for adding a citizenship question to the Census, Trump was not about to take that as a final decision.

The 2020 Democratic candidates

If you are a registered Democrat, I want to congratulate you for surviving the first Democratic debate of what will be a very long election season.

A better approach to a worsening Iran situation

President Trump’s freewheeling style is one of the main reasons that Americans rejected the conventional candidates and instead elected him to serve as president of the United States.

Salacious FBI information again attacks character of MLK

In 1970, only two years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his widow Coretta Scott King received the horrific news that haters had shot into her husband’s crypt in Atlanta, using it for target practice.

Race in America brings out the best in us and the worst in us

There are only a few topics that make us speak with emotional fervor and act with brotherly and sisterly love.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #126

The dramatic ascendance and national exposure Sen. Kamala Harris has commanded is apparently too much for the Trumps, both senior and junior, to ignore.

Looking for a free museum?

I recently visited one of my favorite New York City museums and was blown away.

Iran’s history of deception and enabling terrorists

The Iranian regime has been operating unopposed in the Iraq battle space since 2003.

Marijuana decriminalization does not mean legalization!

If you thought at the end of the legislative session in New York State you would now have free rein to smoke marijuana you’re sadly mistaken

Democrats using reparations to get out the Black vote!

I find it very disingenuous that in 2008, when the Democrats had control of Congress (both the House and the Senate) and the executive branch (president), with a Black president, Barack Obama, reparations never came up for a vote or ...

URBAN AGENDA: Black Leadership in Albany Protects Renters Statewide

The New York State legislature made history this month by significantly strengthening rent control and rent stabilization in New York City and the suburbs, allowing local governments from the rest of the state to opt in to rent stabilization for ...