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White men will pick the next speaker of the NYC Council!

While Black leaders are having City Council speaker candidate forums on the issues, white leaders are counting the votes and cutting the deals to pick and control the next speaker. White men control the process.

The false slogan of right-to-work: an attack on worker freedom

Today’s economy is rigged against working families and in favor of the wealthy and the powerful. That’s not by accident. CEOs and the politicians who do their bidding have written the rules that way, advancing their own interests at the ...

North Korea and history are the best teachers for influencing our actions

We the people need our leaders to elevate the discussion about options, short of all-out war, as the administration navigates our way through the vexing North Korean issue.

Has lying replaced truth in the Trump administration?

As Americans, we would like to believe that truth reigns supreme, and our leaders operate with integrity and honesty. But in 2017, under the leadership of President Donald Trump, things are different, and truth has been replaced with lies.

Hundreds rallied for Meek Mill, but what about the rest?

Recently, hundreds of fans and supporters held a rally outside a Philadelphia courthouse, chanting for Robert Rihmeek Williams a.k.a. Meek Mill, to be released

Why older Blacks must be able to pronounce Black children’s names

There is a major gap and divide in the Black community from a generational point of view, and it starts with birth names given to Black children.

Protect affordable housing in tax reform

There is a lot to like in the tax reform bill winding its way through the House: pro-growth business incentives, simplification and an international tax regime that encourages businesses to build factories and keep good jobs here in the United ...

DHS makes inhumane decision to cancel Haitian TPS

Monday, Nov. 21, the Department of Homeland Security announced its inhumane decision to end Temporary Protected Status for approximately 60,000 Haitian immigrants, putting people who have lived legally in the United States for years—and some, decades—at risk of being detained ...

Governor Cuomo should act to protect Medicaid patients who need topical oxygen wound therapy

Governor, you should know that I have written to you before about the importance of topical oxygen wound therapy to New Yorkers who are on Medicaid.

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s not just what you say, it’s also what you don’t say

It seems the older I get, the faster the holiday season approaches.

URBAN AGENDA: Racial inequity reigns supreme in city’s elite high schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to continue to press his progressive agenda after cruising to reelection victory earlier this month.

Payday lenders continue attack on consumer protections

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” is a well-known adage. In recent weeks, it seems that phrase could also be an apt description of the unrelenting efforts of predatory payday lenders to sell their wares.

The paradox of abundance

Life is funny. As suckling babes, the most luxurious thing we could ever imagine is the nurturing warmth of our mothers.

Happy Thanksgiving, or better yet, happy Native-American reflection

Every year millions of Americans gather with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Souls of white folks

Soul is defined as the spiritual part of humans regarded in its moral aspect.

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