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: For Black Women, The Fight Against HIV/AIDS Still Goes On

By C. Virginia Fields

Twenty-three years ago, right when I was running for my first term as Manhattan Borough President, the HIV/AIDS community reached two very different milestones in the fight against the epidemic. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: A Message To Black America From Harlem To Hollywood

America represents four percent of the world’s population, yet we detain nearly 25 percent of the world’s incarcerated people. 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: How Personal And Societal Issues Intersect The Effect Of Shame From Harlem To Harare

Note: Ms. Grey offers this work as a living document, not complete, and in process. She looks forward to developing the work through dialogue. We commend her bravery in this regard and invite you to participate.
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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: Changing The Face Of Cannabis Ownership: A 6-Point Plan For Black Equity

By Regina Smith, Harlem Business Alliance

Oakland, Calif., native Tucky Blunt was arrested 15 years ago for an $80 marijuana sale that ended up changing the trajectory of his life. Continue Reading →


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