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Day: <span>February 14, 2014</span>

Bed-Stuy Slow Zone Hits Speed Bump

Community Board 3 gives thumbs down to city proposal to reduce speed from 30 to 20 MPH Citing concerns of increased police ticketing and traffic snares along Bed-Stuy’s major auto thoroughfares, Community Board 3 voted 27-4 on Monday to not recommend the city’s proposal to install a Neighborhood Slow Zone that straddles Clinton Hill and […]readmore

Sen. Montgomery's Open Secret to Political Success

  New York State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, a Beloved Crusader and Ambassador for the People, Reflects on 30 Years of Dedicated Serviceby David Mark Greaves and Bernice Elizabeth Green Last week, the publishers of Our Time Press sat down with Senator Velmanette Montgomery on the eve of our newspaper’s 18th birthday. The 45 minutes we […]readmore

Rainbow/Push Wall Street Project Economic Summit 2014

Part II of Four-Part Series* *Note: Part One of reporter Dulan-Wilson’s continuing on-location Wall Street Project stories can be seen at www.ourtimepress.com The Rainbow Push Wall Street Project Economic Summit got under way with a full house, as usual, as more than 700 attendees showed up to take advantage of the information and opportunities Rev. […]readmore

de Blasio Budget Calls For End To NYCHA Residents to

While spending plan helps some in Central Brooklyn, unemployment & charter schools not addressed As this paper went to press, Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a $73.7 billion fiscal year 2014-15 city budget that includes doing away with the city charging public housing residents to pay for police protection. Currently, the city charges the New […]readmore

Jadayah Spencer — About Me

I was born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. It generally has a rough reputation (it’s often referred to as Bed-Stuy Do-or-Die), but it’s the place that I love and call home. There, in my childhood, I attended Little Sun People, an Afrocentric day care center that taught young children Swahili, Spanish, English and African Dance […]readmore

Calendar of Events

Tomorrow, February 14, 10:00am, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will present  The Loving Story, the painful, at times uplifting but riveting-to-the-end documentary that follows an interracial couple’s quest to live their lives peacefully as they conquer hurdles and attempt to avoid the minefields of the harrowing Civil Rights era.  For a different […]readmore

ABC’s for Parents, Teachers, Caretakers and Community

Being a grandmother of 12, my primary focus these days is what future generations are inheriting and what preparation they need to not only survive but thrive. During earlier years, I saw the major problem in the plight of African-Americans in this country was racism and the denial of equal rights to Black people. As […]readmore

Show Hiro Some Love

Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka became the Yankees’ Valentine this year after agreeing to a seven-year $155 million contract two weeks ago. Tanaka arrived in New York on Monday after reportedly paying $195,000 (that’s American money if your wondering) to charter a 787 Japan Airlines jet for him and his wife, Japanese pop singer Mai Satoda, […]readmore