Our Time Press

Day: <span>December 8, 2012</span>

In Route to Barclays, Coming December 12: Shaggy Speaks

Last fall, the incomparable Jamaica-born artist Shaggy came home to Bed-Stuy to talk to Our Time Press about his appearance in the much-anticipated December 12 Barclays Sounds of Reggae concert along with other great stars. Those neighborhood residents who caught him live and in person on Tompkins Avenue at Rowe’s Restaurant back in October are […]readmore

Accreditation Status Endangered at Medgar Evers College

Why has it taken the City University of New York (CUNY) so long to act before the present Pollard administration at Medgar Evers College endangered its once stellar accreditation status? According to the Warning status issued by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) on November 15, 2012, the jeopardy status of Medgar’s accreditation […]readmore

Hundreds Rally in Support of Boys & Girls High School

In an often emotional and defiant meeting, several hundred past alumni, students, teachers, administrators, parents and activists packed the Boys & Girls High School auditorium on Tuesday vowing that the city will never shut the school. The meeting came after the city’s Department of Education (DOE) recently gave the school a failing grade for the […]readmore

View From Here: On Susan Rice, United States Ambassador to

  Susan Rice, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, has come under blistering attack by members of the Republican Party, most notably Senators John McCain and Mitch McConnell, for her explanation of the events surrounding the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including the […]readmore

Bed-Stuy BID: A Gateway to the World

  If the Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District were a corporation, it would be one of the greatest examples of diversity and multiculturalism. Walking along the Fulton Avenue strip, passing rows of assorted businesses, from Classon Avenue east to Troy Avenue, an observant visitor can witness different cultural rituals, see varieties of dress – in […]readmore