The answer to unemployment

Last week, Congressman John Conyers of the United States House Judiciary Committee introduced much-needed legislation entitled, “The Humphrey-Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment and Training...

Affordable housing is out of reach


Amid continuing foreclosures and short sales, millions of former proud homeowners now find the cost of their American Dream financially out of reach. For...

All parents, students borrow heavily to finance college

Whether beginning a career or seeking to keep one going, the competitive edge in today’s job market usually goes to those with college degrees....

Let’s take hate radio down

The recent case of Rush Limbaugh’s rant against the Georgetown University Law student Sandra Fluke once again highlights the national problem we have with...

Locked up with George Clooney

It’s not every day that one goes to jail and have the act called a badge of honor. I had never thought of going...

Women, children and poverty made visible

Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West deserve high props for their summer poverty tour.  They started on an Indian reservation, hit the inner city,...

Black children are ‘visible’

More than 75 million viewers over the last several days have already watched the "Invisible Children’s Kony 2012" film that exposes the violent wrath...

We must choose what kind of people we are

Even while we see jobs coming back, the tsunami created by the Great Recession is hitting cities and counties with full force. Suffolk County,...

We want to end all wars

President Obama has brought our troops home from Iraq, ending one of the most unnecessary, shameful wars of our time. Those of us classified...

Protecting gains for children in the Affordable Care Act

Next week marks the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal health reform legislation. Although not yet fully implemented, millions of...

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