Op-Ed: We Need Seismic Change, Right Now

By Marcus Samuelsson

This past week has been the toughest of my career, as I’m sure is true for many of you. My city, New York, is under siege by this cruel and relentless virus. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Fair Housing Still Matters From Harlem To Hollywood

Let me begin by stating that the National Association of Real Estate Brokers’ (NAREB) founding mission, written nearly 73 years ago, was based upon the principles of fairness and equal opportunity. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Shop Small (Not The Online Mall)

By Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services

The holiday season is upon us and we all know the temptation of online shopping. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Dan Rather, An Idealist At 87, Claims The “Fourth Estate” And Faith Will See Us Past Trump’s Transgressions. Is He Right?

By Michael McQuillan

“I wonder if you can tell us what goes through your mind when people who love this country and believe in you say, regretfully, that you should resign or be impeached?” Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Albany Deserves The Facts, NY’s Construction Unions Must Release Their Diversity Data

By Reverends Reggie Bachus, Clinton Miller and Kahli Mootoo

Despite union leaders claiming they are “religious about diversity,” the 32 New York construction unions have kept us in the dark about their diversity data. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: A Coalition Of Faith Leaders And Clergy From Harlem To Hollis Come Together

Dear Honorable Leader Stewart-Cousins and Honorable Speaker Heastie:

As a coalition of faith leaders and clergy members across New York City, we are writing regarding proposed legislation that would expand prevailing wage mandates to include many more large construction projects in New York. Continue Reading →

OP-Ed: Locked Up And Locked Out, How To Ensure NY’s Black Community Gets Its Share Of Cannabis’ ‘Green Rush’

By Regina Smith

While Corvain Cooper sits in a prison cell in California facing a life sentence for marijuana-related charges he is dealing with the reality that he may never be reunited with his family again or get a second chance at life outside of prison. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Have Police-Community Relations Improved From Harlem To Hollis?

By Michael McQuillan

Police officers were friends when and where I grew up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the Sixties. Continue Reading →


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