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Attorney General James Wins Lawsuit Forcing Rensselaer County to Increase Access to Early Voting Sites in Communities of Color

Court Orders BOE to Find Accessible Site in Troy for June 2021 Primary NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that a judge ruled in favor of her office’s request for an injunction against the Rensselaer County Board of Elections (BOE) for failing to provide voters in Rensselaer County with adequate and equitable access to early voting poll sites, specifically in communities of color.

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City Politics

Council Candidates Make Their Case for the 35th District

A Lively Time Was Had at the MTOPP / Our Time Press Forum By Maitefa Angaza The NYC Council Primary candidates’ forum sponsored by MTOPP (Movement to Protect the People) and Our Time Press on Thursday, June 3rd brought together via Zoom the top four contenders for the 35th District seat. The district includes Clinton Hill,

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Community News

Farragut Houses Stakeholders Fight Back

By Basir Mchawi,Special to Our Time Press Farragut Houses is a New York City Housing Authority development in the downtown Brooklyn area. It consists of ten buildings and 1,390 apartments. Over the last years continual development and gentrification have had a major effect on Farragut residents and the surrounding community.

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Black History

Ohio Event Organizers Censor Former Soldier’s Memorial Day Speech About Black Slaves Honoring Fallen Soldiers After the Civil War

By Brian Good,diversityinc.comIn an audacious display of racism and complete disregard for Black history and military history, event organizers for a Memorial Day speech in Hudson, Ohio decided to cut a former soldier’s mic when he began talking about how freed Black slaves had honored fallen soldiers following the Civil

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Health & Wellness

This Scientist Believes Aging Is Optional

Graham AverillIf scientist David Sinclair is correct about aging, we might not have to age as quickly as we do. The oldest-known living person is Kane Tanaka, a Japanese woman who is a mind-boggling 116 years old. But if you ask David Sinclair, he’d argue that 116 is just middle age. At least, he thinks it should be. Sinclair is one of the leading scientists in the field of aging, and he believes that growing old isn’t a natural part of life—it’s a disease that needs a cure. Sounds crazy, right?

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Sports

We’re Not Worthy: Simone Biles Wins Record Seventh National Women’s All-Around Title

By Victor Omondiwww.yourblackworld.netSimone Biles made history as she continued to solidify herself as the greatest of all time. At the 2021 U.S. National Gymnastics Championships, she took home the gold in the All-Around competition breaking her tie with Clara Schroth Lombady, who also had six titles.According to CNN, Four-time Olympic gold medalist Biles, who’s expected to be the linchpin of the USA Women’s Gymnastics team for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, won with a score of 119.650 which was 4.7 points ahead of runner-up Sunisa Lee.“I feel like I did try to enjoy it

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