No thank you, Mayor Bloomberg

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week that he is exploring placing himself on the Democratic primary ballot in time for Super Tuesday elections in early 2020.

Agreement with AT&T for carriage of WEYI & WWMB (Nov. 11, 2019)

After a nearly six-month blackout, viewers in Flint-Saginaw and Myrtle Beach‑Florence will once again be able to view their local television stations.

History will judge Trump’s impeachment

President Trump will be impeached by the House of Representatives.

Don’t call the police. Call your neighbors

Police violence is a problem in rural and urban communities alike. By building stronger communities, we can reduce it.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #145

Once again the nation’s Dreamers are confronted with a nightmare.

URBAN AGENDA - NYCHA Dilemma: Moving ahead by working with communities?

Public housing residents continue to struggle with disastrous living conditions, while the NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) is struggling to meet its management responsibilities and address a daunting $32 billion backlog in capital needs over the next decade

Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology (POST) Act

I am so sure many of our readers saw the horrifying video of 19-year-old Adrian Napier tackled by close to a dozen NYPD officers with guns drawn on a crowded subway car just because he allegedly skipped the $2.75 subway ...

We need steady leadership—not fire-starters—to guide a divided nation

The current state of American politics is eerily reminiscent of the wildfires currently engulfing the State of California.

We can’t let the administration trick us

This is a time when kids go out and collect goodies from adults. During my coming of age, Halloween was safe. We only got treats, no tricks. We went from door to door with our bags and came home without ...

The Harlem vaccine forum

On Saturday, Oct. 19, I gave the keynote address at the Harlem Vaccine Forum hosted by The Riverside Church.

When the American Dream becomes a mall in New Jersey

Has the American Dream become just a mall in New Jersey?

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #144

Like the election returns after the midterm, there was a lot of recently good news for Democrats and a good dose of disappointment for Trumpism.

‘Fires in the Mirror’

I recently had the pleasure of seeing Anna Deveare Smith’s classic play “Fires in the Mirror” now playing at the Signature Theatre.

An un-American impeachment

We are now headlong into the throes of the Constitutionally directed authority of the U.S. House of Representatives—the people’s chamber—to call into question the behavior of a sitting public official.

Ranked choice voting is not the so called ‘spoiler effect’

Any political campaign is challenging, but we know that for Black and Brown candidates, who’ve historically been excluded from elected office, it’s even harder.