Our Time Press

Day: <span>August 8, 2013</span>

Friends of True South Bookstore Launch new Legacy Film Series,

Screenings:  Five on the Black Hand Side at 2p; The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 at 7p. As part of an ongoing effort to raise funds for the True South bookstore founded by the ailing Brother Brown, Friends of True South are hosting a limited-run Legacy Film Series. Popular full length features and documentaries, short films […]Read More

City Council candidates vying to replace Al Vann in Bed-Stuy

By Stephen Witt   As Robert Cornegy, Kirsten John Foy, Rev. Conrad Tillard and Rev. Dr. Robert Waterman head into the final weeks before the Democratic Primary in the race to succeed term-limited Al Vann in the City Council and represent Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights and Weeksville, Our Time Press asked the candidates the following question: […]Read More

Truth to Power

Statement by Comptroller Liu on behalf of our youngest learners, and those who teach them. Yesterday, August 7, 2013, City Comptroller John C. Liu stated the following in response to Mayor Bloomberg’s defense of the City’s poor results on state “Common Core” tests: “Despite all the spin, these results show that the Mayor’s focus on […]Read More

Michael Greys Announces Run for Mayor on Freedom Party Line

By Mary Alice Miller Retired police officer Michael Greys made public his intent to run for mayor on the Freedom Party line. The announcement, during which attorney Michael Lloyd stepped forward to run for Public Advocate, took place during a United African Movement rally. Greys — a member of UAM — is also a member […]Read More

The People To Comptroller Liu: You Count!

By Bernice Elizabeth Green “Mayor Liu! Mayor Liu! Mayor Liu!” Comptroller John C. Liu, waging an uphill climb to become New York City’s top leader, belies the Democratic polls that place him last in the running on the list of mayoral candidates. At the 79th Precinct Council’s “National Night Out Against Crime” Tuesday event, walking […]Read More

We Owe Our Children Family And Community

“It takes a village to raise a child” was at one time generally understood and practiced in African American communities.  That African tradition survived slavery.  Neighbors kept an eye out for youngsters and youngsters kept an eye out for adult neighbors, especially if they (the youngsters) were making mischief.  In recent years this communal child-rearing […]Read More

A Dark Cloud

On Monday afternoon, Major league baseball handed out several suspensions to players who were involved in the “Biogensis” case. 12 players were suspended for 50 games each ,which is a  standard MLB penalty for a first offense by major league baseball for taking performance-enhancing drugs.Notable players such as Nelson Cruz (Texas Rangers), Jhonny Peralta (Detroit […]Read More