Op-Ed: Reopening Safely, Prioritizing Students And Families

By Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat

Students, teachers, educators, and administrators have all been working beyond their means towards a safe and responsible start of the school year 2020-2021. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: We Must Engage College Students To Help Bridge The Digital Divide

New York City is still trying to devise a plan on how to educate all of its 1.1 million, approximately 70 percent Black and Latinx, public school children. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: The Urgent Need For Long-Term Small Business Relief From Harlem To Hawaii

By John Lettieri, president, & CEO, Economic Innovation Group

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the heart of our communities, and the economic fallout from the pandemic has imperiled them like nothing prior to our lifetimes. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: From Black Wall Street To Today, It’s Time To Address The Systematic Devastation Of Black-Owned Businesses

By Regina Smith

Ninety-nine years ago this month, a murderous, racist mob looted and torched Black Wall Street, decimating Tulsa’s once-thriving African-American business district. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: The Pandemic Has No Franklin Roosevelt

By Mike McQuillan

“What’s your sense of how long this will last, till I get a haircut and garden role,” a friend asked as our dogs played in rain. Continue Reading →