Our Time Press

Day: <span>June 14, 2017</span>


By Victoria Horsford TALK OF THE TOWN As we watch the Trump Presidency unfold, we learn that government of the American republic is both a complicated art and a science, ill-suited to those with boorish B-School sensibilities. Domestically, America is in a state of government paralysis. Neither Trump nor his GOP Congress can get much […]readmore

View From Here: Trump’s Reign About to Fall

By David Mark Greaves The written testimony of former FBI director James Comey, released a day early before his appearance at the Senate Intelligence Committee, reveals a president acting like a white collar hood. Oblivious to the idea that those skills sets are not only inappropriate, they can get you in jail, or in this […]readmore

BAN Brings People Together to Solve Social Ills

By Akosua K. Albritton On June 5, 2017, the Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (BAN) held a planning session at JACK. JACK is a small nonprofit theater located at 505½ Waverly Avenue on the southern border of Clinton Hill. This venue was the appropriate place for BAN’s meeting. JACK offers live performances and seats 50 people. The […]readmore

Mary Lee Ward Closes a Chapter of Her Journey

Several years ago, Mary Lee Ward, now 87, a former Bed-Stuy property owner, was the first senior to report to us her bouts with property scams, predatory lending and displacement. This week, she sent us a photo which depicts the closing chapter of her long journey — which included a brief stay in an automobile […]readmore

A Crayola Diet

By Priscilla Mensah When you think of Crayola, what comes to mind? Perhaps your childhood comes to the fore of your mind, or a coloring book, or even those melted crayons that you had when you were younger. Well, that is what comes to my mind. Health experts are challenging the way we approach dieting […]readmore

Human Immunodeficiency Virus from My Vantage Point

By Priscilla Mensah Perhaps one of the most stigmatized diseases out there, H.I.V., has ravaged the communities of many different states and countries for over thirty years. Even more alarming, neighborhoods like Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights are purported to have some of the highest incidences of H.I.V. in all of New York City. Standing for […]readmore