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Day: <span>August 3, 2012</span>

Bed-Stuy’s National Night Out de-glorifies crime

Photos of Rikers Adolescent Detention Center shown at Armstrong Houses   By Stephen Witt While Bed-Stuy’s annual contribution to the National Night Out Against Crime on August 7 features the usual eats, face painting and tips and programs on keeping the community safe, one local political activist is heading to the Louis Armstrong Houses to […]Read More

President Signs Major White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for

(Our Time Press will be covering this initiative in the next issue) President Barack Obama signs the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans Executive Order in the Oval Office, July 26, 2012. Standing behind the President, from left, are: Patricia Coulter, CEO National Urban League of Philadelphia; Rep. Danny Davis, D- Ill.; […]Read More

Council Member Williams’ Statement On Bloomberg Administration’s Resistance To Increasing

BROOKLYN, NY, August 1, 2012: Council Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn), co-chair of the Task Force to Combat Gun Violence, released the following statement in response to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s dismissal of a proposal by black elected officials to increase funding for community groups working on anti-gun violence measures in neighborhoods besieged by bloodshed. “I […]Read More

Honoring the Children

Last month, The ReHoBoth Mission Community Collaborative Initiative presented awards to children who did well or excelled in school, in the community or at home. “We honored children who are exceeding, almost there, or working to get better,” says Eve Dockery, licensed NYS School Counselor, who developed a three-day workshop for children at Julia’s Management, […]Read More

Youth in Action,Going for the Goal

By Bernice Elizabeth Green Last Saturday, families, individuals and residents of all ages and walks of life came out to the Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School (B-CAM H.S.) field for an exhilarating morning and afternoon of fitness and fun in celebration of the Summer Olympic Games. YMCA executive director Dordy Jourdain, Councilwoman Letitia […]Read More

UFT rejects Obama plan to offer teacher bonuses

Says contract won’t allow some math and science teachers to get more money     By Nico Simino Earlier this month, President Obama announced a new initiative by his administration to push for a master corps of teachers that will mentor other teachers in STEM subjects by offering them a $20,000 bonus on top of their […]Read More

2-Year-Old Shot in Brownsville, Elected Leadership Demands Emergency Anti-Violence Funding

By Mary Alice Miller Shots rang out Sunday, disrupting a tranquil summer evening. Six individuals, including 2-year-old Ariyanna, were shot in a drive-by shooting. Ariyanna’s father, 25-year-old Michael Prince, 13-year-old Kentrell Simpson and three other victims had non life-threatening injuries. Doctors operated on Ariyanna’s leg on Monday. The shooting was an apparent gang-related retaliation for […]Read More

Wellsprings of Faith…

Brown Memorial Baptist Church Works its Mission “In the Street”,  Saturday, August 18, 2012, Noon to 5pm Historic Brown Memorial Baptist Church, always on the cutting edge of working solutions for a range of issues impacting the community — from health and education to youth empowerment and senior services, hosts its annual Community Outreach Free […]Read More