Our Time Press

Day: <span>April 28, 2012</span>

Kings County Politics

Sylvia Kinard provides worthy opposition for Yvette Clarke Despite incumbent Congresswoman Yvette Clarke coming from a politically connected Caribbean-American family in the largely Caribbean-American 9th Congressional District, her opponent for the June 26 Democratic Primary, Sylvia Kinard, is running a spirited campaign. Kinard, the ex-wife of former City Comptroller and mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, is […]Read More

Medgar Evers College dispute continues

By B. Sadlonova A group of Medgar Evers College faculty and staff attempting to oust college President William L. Pollard and Provost Howard C. Johnson succeeded in getting a “No confidence” vote against the administration before the CUNY Board of Trustees. But a Medgar Evers College spokesperson Christopher Hundley noted the vote was taken only […]Read More

On The Right Track with Diane Dixon: On the Road

href=”https://ourtimepress.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/london-olympic-logowide.gif”> Last Saturday on April 21 was the Day of the Races as Olympic hopefuls came out in different meets to prepare for the Olympic Trials. American Record Holder Sanya Richards-Ross was at the Michael Johnson Classic in Waco Texas and competed in her first 400 Meters of the year blazed the race in an […]Read More

Everybody Does Not Love Raymond

The orchestrated drumbeat for Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly to run for mayor is more than a little unsettling, because if the man responsible for stopping-and-frisking 684,330 people in New York, the vast majority of them black or Hispanic, is thought to be doing such a great job that he should now be mayor, then it […]Read More

Bed-Stuy’s poverty rate increases 43% overall and 47% for children

City Councilman Al Vann this week blasted the Bloomberg Administration for a recent report that found nearly half the kids (47%) in his Bedford-Stuyvesant district live below the federal poverty level standards. The Citizens Committee for Children study also found that despite the recent influx of wealthier people and trendy shops to the neighborhood, Bed-Stuy’s […]Read More

Montgomery: End mayoral control over city schools

By Nico Simino In a bid to end the “10-year experiment” of mayoral control of the city’s public schools, Fort Greene State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery has introduced a bill to over-haul and eventually end mayor Bloomberg’s grasp on the public education system. If you give control to a person whose entire career is spent using […]Read More

At Harlem’s Sakura Cherry Blossom Festival, “East Meets West” in

Two decades ago in Harlem, a kid had a hard time finding a place to play ball. Empty, garbage-strewn lots doubled as playgrounds. Fields were scarce, organized teams scarcer. That all changed in 1989, when Iris and Dwight Raiford started Harlem Little League. Now, over 20 years later, the league has more than 600 boys […]Read More