Essays

SOBNY Leadership Essays

COVID-19 epidemic has exposed the naked face of institutional and interpersonal racism.

Preface By: Marc Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League

Addressing Disparities New and Old Across New York

Essay By: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

A Life-Altering Year

Essay By: Jonnel Doris, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)

New Yorkers Deserve a Fair Hiring Process.

FPWA - We Must Seize This Moment To End Racism and Poverty Once and For All.

Essay By: Jennifer Jones Austin, Esquire,
CEO & Executive Director of FPWA

A Post-Pandemic World:
Ending Black Inequality and Promoting Public Policy Equity, 
In Pursuit of The American Dream.

Essay By: Dr. John Flateau, PhD
Chairperson of the Dept. Of Business Administration, Medgar Evers College

The Future for NYC's Black Youth Depends on Better Mental Health Care.

Essay By: Michael A. Lindsey, Ph.D., 
Executive Director, NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty and Research

Digital Divide or Digital Inclusion?

Essay By: Clayton Banks, 
Co-Founder & CEO, Silicon Harlem

What Does Criminal Justice Reform Look Like in The Next Decade of The 21st Century?

Essay By: Elder Kristen John Foy,
Founder & President, The Arc of Justice, Inc.

How The Income Inequality Gap Specifically Impacts Women & How We Can Close The Gap

Essay By: Camille Emeagwali & Ana Oliviera, NYWF