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Day: <span>November 21, 2013</span>

Making Umoja A Year-Round Goal

“There was this old Mohawk elder talking to his grandson.  He says that there is a fight going on inside him.  He said it is between two wolves.” One wolf is evil:  anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego… The other wolf is good: joy, peace, […]readmore

Guest View Why We Need Outdoor Education …

More Than Ever!   By Morgan (Sankofa) Powell Outdoor education supports parents and other guardians by making arts, physical activity, civics and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) accessible to youths otherwise limited by their social circumstances. Moments spent in park settings nurtures the timeless needs of our children even as schools are transformed into […]readmore

Bed-Stuy Mobilizes To Bring Gifted & Talented Program Back To

City Councilman-elect Robert Cornegy & P.S. 308 Principal Dr. George Patterson lead the charge By Stephen Witt   There was a time not too long ago that P.S. 308’s Gifted and Talented (G & T) program was a source of pride to all of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Neighborhood kids that passed the entrance exam and attended the […]readmore

NASA At Medgar

Faculty and Students Reach for the Stars Three African-American Science Ph.Ds lead MEC’s NASA partnership into the future! by Morgan Sankofa Powell Dr. Shermane Austin’s recent research went public at Medgar Evers College (MEC) on Thursday, November 14. This distinguished computer scientist, her students and scientist colleagues joined together with NASA officials to celebrate a […]readmore

Select Bus Service comes To Nostrand Avenue Corridor

New B44 route expected to cut down travel time in underserved subway area By Stephen Witt MTA officials said they don’t expect any major fare problems on the B44 Select Bus Service they rolled out this week on Nostrand, Rogers and Bedford Avenues from Sheepshead Bay through the Brooklyn College hub, East Flatbush, Crown Heights, […]readmore

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries Briefs Constituents On Affordable Care Act, Drug

Our Time Press: There have been a number of glitches in the start-up of the Affordable Care Act.  What is the impact of the act on the African-American community? Congressman Hakeem Jeffries: There are certainly challenges with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  But whenever there are groundbreaking changes in public policy there will […]readmore