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 →

Op-Ed: The Fate Of The American Middle Class Is In The Hands Of Regulators

Last week, Congress passed phase three of its COVID-19 response, the CARES ACT, a $2 trillion stimulus package that has become most well-known for its direct p ayments of up to $1,200 for many Americans. 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: 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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