The only thing we have to fear is fear itself

Over the course of our state’s history since July 26, 1788, only seven women and two people of color have had any direct impact on the state constitution.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #35

O, President Trump, how we despise thee, let us count the ways.

It’s not too early to think about the general election in New York City

I am going to try my best not to finger wag my dear readers of the Amsterdam News.

‘The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Donald Trump’

Donald Trump has finally admitted that he will resign from the U.S. presidency sometime this fall. No, not the real Donald Trump, but Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter who wrote “The Art of the Deal,” says that what’s going to happen.

Let’s grow our own farmworkers

The tide of globalism, is, according to economists, a train that has already left the station. The neo-liberal consensus, shared by both Republicans and Democrats over the past few decades has been that so-called free trade is the stimulant of ...

How racism affects people, families and communities of color

he statistics are troubling. People of color are far more likely to suffer from inequity—inequity that can be traced directly to racism, a side effect and the enduring legacy of slavery.

Defend progress: Vote no on constitutional convention

New Yorkers make progress. It’s what we do. It’s not always easy—in fact, it seldom is. Every progressive victory in New York history has been hard-won, and, in November, New Yorkers must once again choose progress.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #34

Last week when we compared President Trump to a hurricane we may have done a disservice to these natural disasters, and with his provocation of Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, he portends an even more calamitous eve of ...

Some Hopeful Signs in NYC Census, But It’s Not All Good

On the face of it, life improved for the poor in New York City in 2016.

We will support the Dreamers…

In another harrowing episode of “The Apprentice: D.C.” the president and Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced they will rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and this administration will begin reversing Barack Obama’s efforts to support the nearly 1 million children ...

‘The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Donald Trump’

Psychologist Naim Akbar has traced the root word of psychology back to the ancient Egyptian word sacca, for wise, which later evolved into Psyche, the Greek goddess of the soul.

Race and the City Council speaker race

Will the next New York City Council speaker be Black?

The criminal tragedy of Baltimore schools

In 2005, when the Emmy Award-winning television drama “The Wire” shined a harsh light on Baltimore City Schools, it proved to be an eye-opening experience for viewers who were not familiar with the tragic plight of students in Baltimore.

Fund the MTA’s Action Plan

NYC Transit workers know the subway system inside and out. We know it better than anyone else.

Will Trumpism lead us to fascism?

In these dark days, as we watch the erosion of our civil, constitutional and human rights take place before our very eyes, I am reminded of the lessons that history can teach us about these very troubling current events.