Our Time Press

Day: <span>April 1, 2005</span>

Ferrer Speaks on Small Business But Doesn’t Say Much

By Danielle Douglas In his second major platform unveiling, democratic mayoral contender Fernando Ferrer outlined his vision for improving the City’s small businesses by providing temporary amnesty on fines, revising regulations, and providing assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs, including women and minority business owners. Speaking at Baruch College, Ferrer criticized mayor Bloomberg’s seemingly elitist […]Read More

It’s Time to End the Cycle of Domestic Violence

By Feona Sharhran Huff I’ve read about domestic violence against women in the newspaper, watched in-depth reports and documentaries on TV, and even know female relatives and close girlfriends who have experienced verbal and physical abuse. However, it wasn’t until my son’s father began threatening to harm me that I began to truly connect with […]Read More

WBAI’S African Marathon Special

Elombe Brathe, Producer, Afrikaleidescope On Thursday, July 28th, between 7PM and 10PM, WBAI presented a three hour African marathon special focusing on the situation in two critical countries, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo, offering perspectives that differ from major media reports. The report covered the time period of “Education At The Crossroads”, 7-8PM, […]Read More

View From Here

By David Mark Greaves An enlightening window into the soul of a politician opened when Fernando Ferrer said the killing of Amadou Diallo, forty-one shots fired at an unarmed man, was not a crime.  It showed Ferrer giving up the African-American community at a dinner held by the Police Sergeant’s Benevolent Association, telling them in […]Read More

Tax Expert Janie L. Bradley Counts Excellent Service as Key

Tax questions bogging you down?  Ask Bed-Stuy native and tax expert Janie L. Bradley, a career certified public accountant and owner-operator of a financial, accounting and consulting business, located at 1785 Fulton Street, between Rochester and Utica Avenues. A powerful, positive force in public accounting,and in her Bedford-Stuyvesant community, where for over 23 years she […]Read More

From the Aisle

By Linda Armstrong James Earl Jones and Leslie Uggams Lead Broadway Drama James Earl Jones and Leslie Uggams will lead the cast in  On Golden Pond on Broadway at the Cort Theatre, making this the first time that an African-American cast has played the family in this production written by Ernest Thompson, who also wrote […]Read More

With Senator Velmanette Montgomery

By Feona Sharhran Huff In the last issue of Our Time Press, we offered an overview of Senator Velmanette Montgomery’s good works on behalf of  the community. In this issue, we bring you an exclusive Q & A with this powerhouse politician who represents the 18th District. OTP: What led you to a career in […]Read More

Education and Community

by  Stanley Kinard The Mis-Education of  Black America Continues Dr. Carter G. Woodson must be revisited by any serious teacher or educator serious about the education of Black youth.  Most Black educators in the New York school system have never heard of Dr. Woodson or read his definitive work, The Mis-Education of the Negro.    Some […]Read More