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Day: <span>August 1, 2016</span>

The Call to the Show

By Eddie Castro There have been many notable professional athletes to dominate sports in our borough. Household names such as Stephon Marbury, Sebastian Telfair, Lance Stevenson and Dellin Betances, just to name a few. In a recent article I wrote a few weeks ago, I discussed the journey of Brooklynite Isiah Whitehead and his journey […]readmore

OTP Interview with Professor John Henrik Clarke

OTP Interview with Professor John Henrik Clarke Dr. John Henrik Clarke was born in Union Springs, Alabama, and grew up in Columbus, Georgia. A professor emeritus in New York City, Dr. Clarke is recognized worldwide as a leading authority on African and African-American history.   A prolific writer and lecturer, Dr. Clarke recently completed a book […]readmore

What’s Going On By Victoria Horsford

THE NATION What happened to the American Republican Party? If its convention last week in Cleveland, Ohio was a defining moment, the party requires dissolution or resurrection with a new messiah to replace Donald Trump, its presidential hopeful. Trump wants to make America great again. However, the America in his imagination is an insular dystopian […]readmore

Election 2016

By David Mark Greaves Looking at both political conventions, even for the most cynical, it cannot be argued that this election is six of one, half dozen of the other. This one is for real. The Republicans made a testosterone-driven expression of such white male anger and hate that the ugliness was on full display, […]readmore

Mothers of the Movement

Geneva Reed-Veal: One year ago yesterday, I lived the worst nightmare anyone could imagine. I watched as my daughter, Sandra Bland, was lowered into the ground in a coffin. Sandy, my fourth of five daughters, was gone. No, not on administrative leave, but on permanent leave from this earth, found hanging in a jail cell after […]readmore

Michael Bloomberg Speaks on Donald Trump at the Democratic Convention

Michael Bloomberg Speaks on Donald Trump at the Democratic Convention Given my background, I’ve often encouraged business leaders to run for office because many of them share that same pragmatic approach to building consensus, but not all. Most of us who have created a business know that we’re only as good as the way our […]readmore

Excerpts From the Address of  President Barack Obama at the Democratic

“…what we heard in Cleveland last week wasn’t particularly Republican – and it sure wasn’t conservative. What we heard was a deeply pessimistic vision of a country where we turn against each other, and turn away from the rest of the world. There were no serious solutions to pressing problems – just the fanning of […]readmore