Our Time Press

Day: <span>April 1, 2007</span>


Our Time Press and the Bedford Stuyvesant community welcome “Fort Greene Music Scene” to the neighborhood.  “Fort Greene Music Scene” which opened in 1996 is a private music studio for children and adults offering many services, such as: piano tuning and repair, private piano and guitar lessons, children’s music and video production as well as […]readmore

Bed-Stuy CSA Vegetables Cheaper than Grocery Stores

A report released this month proves that the Bed-Stuy CSA is cheaper than both the organic produce retailers in NYC and neighborhood grocery stores.  Had members of the Bed-Stuy CSA bought the same produce at the Union Square Green Market, they would have paid $355 more.  Members would have paid $250 more at Whole Foods.  […]readmore

The Internet & New Media

By Akosua Kathryn Albritton Just Eight Bucks The US National Slavery Museum needs support.  The first kind of support is increasing public awareness of its existence.  The other kind of support is financial.  The museum is using viral marketing to get both kinds.  Bill Cosby is the selected spokesman to accomplish raising awareness, as well […]readmore

Community Board 3 Chair, Beatrice P. Jones Steps Down As

By Keith L. Forest Community Board 3 (CB3) chairwoman Beatrice P. Jones announced that she will not be seeking re-election. The announcement was made Monday, April 2, at the CB3 monthly meeting.  Ms. Jones, a longtime Bedford-Stuyvesant resident, has held the current position for the past three years.  “This appointment was only temporary and was […]readmore

Commerce and Community

By Errol Louis The Imus Mess The sacking of Don Imus marks a welcome, high-profile victory for common sense and decency. After years of scattered efforts to hold Hollywood, Madison Avenue and the record business accountable for the negative images and messages they spew, the issue finally came to a head. A key part of […]readmore

The Parent’s Notebook

By Aminisha Black The Imus Affair  Have we really left our children’s self-concept at the mercy of individuals such as shock jock Don Imus? Don Imus’ description of the Rutgers University female basketball team is the latest instant of individual (or private club) thoughts to slip into the public arena initiating yet another controversy. Ho […]readmore

Mysogyny in Hip Hop

By Stan Kinard The issue of misogyny in hip-hop must be addressed at this critical time in our history.  I don’t think most adults are really in tune with lyrics of many of the songs that our youth are listening to and singing.  This article is not about Imus but about us (Black Folks).  It […]readmore