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Before Black History Month ends

It always seems like Black History Month flies by. In 28 days, corporations, organizations, schools and countless other institutions try to cram centuries’ worth of history into photos and soundbites for the masses.

The Green New Deal: The left’s phony attempt to co-opt Trump’s labor populism

The florid Green New Deal proposed by the newly elected congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has been widely panned by critics on both the right and the left—but perhaps most notably by Democratic Senate Minority Leader Dianne Feinstein.

Equity must be part of cannabis legislation from day one

As New York works to legalize adult-use marijuana, state lawmakers have the opportunity to achieve true racial equity and justice, but it will require a legislative and operational agenda that goes beyond the bureaucratic “promise” of equity.

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Republicans firmly in control in Florida

Many Florida residents would like to believe that Florida is turning into a purple state, because there are more Democrats on the voting rolls.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #108

After winning his first Oscar the eminent director, Spike Lee, used that platform to voice some feelings that he has apparently long wanted to express.

National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA) commemorated National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Thursday, Feb. 7.

New York State is the national leader in the effort to end HIV/AIDS, with the goal of ending the epidemic in the state by 2020.

‘Hands off Venezuela’: A unity call to the international community

America has the nerve to send food and medicine to the corrupt American-appointed opposition in Venezuela to help the Venezuelan people, when it was American imperialism that caused the food and medicine shortage in the first place!

Cash bail strips wealth from low-income communities

New Yorkers, including elected officials like Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders, are increasingly recognizing that cash bail helps drive mass incarceration.

Hollywood’s hijack of the #MeToo Movement

The powerful #MeToo Movement was established to address real injustices suffered by women—and in some cases, although significantly less common, by men.

Has Black History Month lost its relevance in our America?

February is Black History Month. I am a legitimate senior citizen and I can remember when this month of extolling the greatness of our people started out as a week.

Bringing justice home: Creating a Bureau of Housing and Loan Fraud in the Queens DA’s Office

We are now 10 years out of the Great Recession, and predatory lending and housing fraud continue to threaten and harm New Yorkers.

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #107

Richard Painter, former chief ethics attorney for President George W. Bush, said something many of us have believed for years, which is that Trump is “not well at all mentally.”

Staying politically optimistic

The recent blatant power grab coming out of the White House is a lot to digest. For many, the feelings of depression and disgust are commonplace when thinking about the political leadership in Washington.

URBAN AGENDA: Enough Talk. Time for Real Change on City’s Segregated Schools

Last week the School Diversity Advisory Group (SDAG) released its initial report with policy recommendations to the Mayor and Chancellor about how to integrate the city’s stubbornly segregated public schools.

It’s time to stop marginalizing African Americans in public higher education

Students across the country are putting final touches on their applications for some of our country’s most prestigious public institutions.