Why Albany should give New York City long-term borrowing authority

When COVID-19 reached New York City, we put the health and safety of New Yorkers above all.

Do not let the polls fool you

We are now just under two months before the election on November 3rd. Although we will be voting for the president and vice president of the United States.

In-person learning can’t be replaced

It’s been 179 days since New York City schools closed due to the pandemic. Some of those days have felt like weeks, while others have passed with the blink of an eye.


One of the things that many people across the board find pathetic, misleading and downright disgusting is hypocrisy.

URBAN AGENDA: Homeless Crisis Looms as COVID-19 Evictions Come Due

October 4th is Doomsday, the date when some of the mountain of evictions pending in New York courts can go forward.

COMMENTARY: 'Trump the Biggest Threat to Our Democracy Since Civil War'

The shocking revelations from the last few days that Trump disparaged the military and intentionally downplayed the threat of the coronavirus have confirmed what I have believed since this President assumed office.

Questions & Concerns Regarding Reopening of NYC Schools

The NAACP New York State Conference has outlined several questions and concerns they have about the reopening of New York City schools.

Black lives mattered on 9/11

"It was no surprise when the 12 Black firefighters who died that day didn’t seem to get the same recognition as the white firefighters who also gave their lives."

The weathering of Black America

After Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, his autopsy report revealed that at the young age of 39, he had “the heart of a 60-year old.”

The aftermath

With the conclusion of both the Democratic and Republican conventions, there was one aspect of the RNC convention that truly stood out, and that was the diversity of the speaker.

Mourning those we’ve lost

It seems like 2020 just won’t stop. So many of us are still processing the death of Kobe Bryant at the beginning of the year and just last week, we lost Chadwick Boseman.

URBAN AGENDA: Economic Inequities Grow As COVID-19 Recession Takes Hold

The coronavirus crisis revealed deep fissures in New York City and across our society. COVID-19 showed that when we say inequity, it means something more than money or people struggling to get ahead.

Back to school

There are so many parents who are exhausted. Students across the country have been home since March and many parents are at their wits’ end.

Teaching students during the politicizing of a pandemic

Teaching in the midst of a viral pandemic is one of the most stressful and arduous tasks an educator has ever had to attempt to do in the modern age of educating.

President Trump helps Middle East take another step for peace

History has been made. Israel and the United Arab Emirates have announced their intention to establish full diplomatic relations, which is really just another way of saying they are prepared to reach a peace agreement.