Our Time Press

Day: <span>June 9, 2016</span>

Remembered Lives

  Alice Barker “She was chosen because she gave her best, loved what she did and they saw it.” Dear Bernice: Thank you for remembering Alice Barker in Our Time Press last week.  I would like to share some thoughts. When Alice Barker came into the Hucles Nursing Home 10 years ago, I did not know […]Read More


Free Outdoor Summer Concerts throughout Queens Borough President Melinda Katz today announced the talent lineup for this year’s “Katz Concert Series”, a slate of free outdoor concerts this summer at various locations throughout Queens.   “Beginning with the ‘Only in Queens’ Summer Festival on June 26, free outdoor concerts will fill the borough this summer […]Read More

Muhammad Ali Leaves Us

The passing of “The Greatest”, Muhammad Ali, has triggered a flood of reminiscences by admirers from around the world.  If you met him or were even just in his presence, those memories come back and his magnetic hold. Muhammad Ali had been a hero of mine from when he was “Cassius Marcellus Clay, the prettiest […]Read More

A Day in the Life Saturday, June 4, 2016

It was a day of beginnings, endings, celebrations, memorials, farewells and laughter with Congresswoman Yvette Clarke’s tribute to 15 Shining Stars at the Milk River Club on Atlantic Avenue and a stop down the block at Bob Law’s Namaskar Health and Wellness Emporium to poignant celebrations of lives lived:  for Prince, an amazing Brooklyn birthday bash […]Read More

Central Brooklyn Expecting Exciting Primary Season

As the petitioning process to get on the ballot for all state elected offices in the Sept. 13 Democratic Party primary started this week, voters throughout Central Brooklyn will get more choices than usual on vetting candidates and choices to represent them in Albany. Among those facing an opponent is 32-year incumbent state Senator Velmanette […]Read More

Dr. Sam Anderson Sheds Light on Common Core and …

Part III By Akosua K. Albritton Sam Anderson, Ph.D,,a retired Mathematics  and Black History college professor, is one of the many education professionals who connect Common Core Standards (and assessments) to the establishment of charter schools.   Anderson believes the Common Core Curriculum (CCC) and testing are a direct means to weakening teacher unions, closing […]Read More

The Greatest

By Eddie Castro In sports, there will always be that one debate of which athletes are the best at that particular sport. Past or present, it will always be one where friends and family will express their opinions on who they feel is the best. It is a rarity where you can put up a […]Read More