Black & Asian Solidarity Rally, March 21 #blackandgold. Photo © Art Chang.

Asian-American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are fighting two pandemics: COVID and violent anti-Asian hate. While COVID is subsiding, hate is growing. Among my AAPI friends, safety and fear are at the top of every conversation. When my teenage son leaves the house, I now have a new fear: the killings of…


NYC can’t elect a Mayor who blames the school reopening mess on the UFT. We need a Mayor who understands that the buck stops on their desk.

Peonies. Photo © Art Chang.

“I will confess to being a parent that has been frustrated by how slow our schools have been to open, and I do believe that the UFT has been a significant reason why our schools have been slow to open,” Andrew Yang told Politico last week.

Coming in the midst…


This story was first published on the Art Chang for NYC Mayor website.

1977 Report Detailing Gross Misconduct in Handling of FBI’s Surveillance of Dr. King

“Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction … The chain reaction of evil — hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars — must be broken, or we shall…


I issued this statement after the right-wing mob assault on the Capitol.

Today, January 6, 2021 is a date which will live in infamy. This should have been a day to celebrate American democratic values by consummating a peaceful transfer of power.

This should have been a day to…


I arrived in New York City in 1985 with $400 in my pocket and a belief that in this city anything was possible. I never stopped believing in a New York City that embraces and serves us all: people of every color, of every origin, of every gender.

We are…


Photo courtesy of the author.

We have a crisis of historic proportions. The largest epidemic in 100 years. The largest economic crisis in 100 years. The largest protests in 50 years. The police as the face of systemic racism, now more than ever.

Hundreds of protesters are encamped in New York City’s City Hall Park


The Brooklyn Tech community was “deprived of their right to have the best possible Principal” by a process that stacked the deck in favor of a single candidate. In this letter, we call for a new, fair Principal selection process. Click here for the Chalkbeat story.

We also hope to shed needed light on the obscure process used to select the Principals and Assistant Principals in the 1,300 NYC public schools.

Please support us as a co-signer by signing our Change.org petition.

Here’s the full text of our letter:


I am excited to announce that the next chapter of my career starts at JPMorgan Chase on December 3, 2018, when I join the Office of the General Counsel to lead a technology initiative in knowledge management. …


Democrats flipped eight GOP-held seats to give Dems 39–24 majority in the Senate and control over the Governor, Senate and Assembly. This sets up the Legislature to start putting long-blocked bills in front of the Governor for his signature. How progressive is Cuomo? We should soon find out.

In the…


For New York statewide voters, this Election Day, November 6, 2018, may be the most important in decades. I wrote about it in the Gotham Gazette, “Can Democrats win the state Senate? How progressive is Cuomo? …

Art Chang

Candidate for NYC Mayor. Reform activist. Technology innovator. Writer, thinker, strategist, photographer. Opinions are my own.

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