Our Time Press

Day: <span>November 1, 2006</span>

Black Youth ARE Political

Think America’s youth are nothing more than a bunch of lazy and ungrateful text-messaging, mall-dwelling, iPod-blasting brats? A recent survey released last week from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement says to think again, especially when it comes to America’s Black youth. According to the study, African-American young people are […]readmore

Why Write-in Charles Barron

It’s not that Ed Towns is always wrong, as his progressive voting record attests (see page 11), it is that the 10th Congressional District in Brooklyn deserves better than easy votes on issues popular in the district.  Most progressive candidates would make those same votes.  Charles Barron certainly would, so nothing is lost there in […]readmore

Dr. Sylvester Leaks, Renaissance Man of Our Time Passes, Legacy

Sylvester Leaks, universally known as Syl, was born in Macon, Georgia on August 11, 1927. While still attending school, he worked several jobs to help support his grandmother, Ella Williams, who was his primary parental figure. Syl would refer to her and Lucy Roundfield, his fourth grade teacher, as two of the earliest major influences […]readmore