Our Time Press

Day: <span>April 16, 2007</span>

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 the equation that led to the […]Read More

AThe displaced can make a house from mud and straw,

Rev. Herbert Daughtry led a delegation representing the National Religious Leaders of African Ancestry Concerned about Darfur, Sudan. Accompanying Daughtry was Darfurian Yahya Osman, Secretary General of the Darfurian Rehabilitation Project.  .Osman, whose family has suffered greatly due to the conflict, was instrumental in personally introducing Rev. Daughtry to leaders of various factions in southern […]Read More

Suicide by Educator

At one time or another, teachers may ask themselves, AWhy do so many children commit educational suicide? They do not care about school. They come to class without books or homework. They fail classes and tests. So, why do they come to school?@ A student=s response may be, AThings never stop. I=m always fighting. I=m […]Read More

Suicide by Educator: A Slow Gradual Process

At one time or another, teachers may ask themselves, AWhy do so many children commit educational suicide? They do not care about school. They come to class without books or homework. They fail classes and tests. So, why do they come to school?@ A student=s response may be, AThings never stop. I=m always fighting. I=m […]Read More

Mysogyny in Hip Hop

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 is my opinion […]Read More

AMANIFEST YOUR DESTINY THROUGH WILL-POWER!@-

While the faith community traditionally encourages generous tithing as a gift to the church, the leadership of the New Millennium sees it also as one strategic finance tool for building the giver=s personal legacy portfolio B a kind of mutual fund. Earlier this month, that kind of thinking pervaded the 3rd annual Women in Leadership […]Read More

Jazz, Jazz, Jazz

This year=s celebration of the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium encompasses the totality of our culture: music, spoken word, food, theater, arts, dance, and books.  Here is a sampler of this year=s cultural celebration so far. The festival opened with Community Day, held at Restoration. Mrs. Alma Carroll, wife of the late jazz vocalist Joe ABe […]Read More

Innocence Project: Saving Lives

At a time in their lives when most men are starting careers and families, Bronx native Alan Newton was on trial for a rape he didn=t commit. The 22-year-old was engaged to be married and working for a phone company at the World Trade Center when a rape victim picked his photo out of a […]Read More