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Day: <span>August 25, 2017</span>

Comedian and Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dead at 84

By Monée Fields-White www.theroot.com Comedian Dick Gregory—who attacked racism through a biting and satirical style of comedy, and was equally well-known for his civil rights activism and advocacy of an austere health regimen—died Saturday, Aug. 19 at the age of 84. Gregory’s family confirmed his death with a post on Instagram. Born Oct. 12, 1932 […]Read More

From Wingate “to the Stars” in South Carolina

As a Wingate H.S. student in the 1960’s, Clarence Underwood always had his head in the stars. Now a resident of California, Mr. Underwood is proud of his accomplishments professionally and personally, in the pursuit of his passions for the solar system, spacecraft missions, galaxies, spaceships, and science and technology. As a member of the […]Read More

WHAT’S GOING ON

  UPDATE/POLITICS Jumaane Williams, 41, Brooklyn-based NYC Councilman, denies interest in the 2018 NYS gubernatorial race. His focus and interest is in becoming the next City Council Speaker, succeeding Melissa Mark-Viverito, which is an uber- powerful position. The NY City Council introduces legislation, negotiates the city’s budget, monitors city agencies and reviews land use. Speaker […]Read More

Support for Kaepernick Grows

After Charlottesville, millions are seeing a connection between the NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s choice to not rise to the lyrics of the National Anthem which, as he sees them, are hypocritical and contrast with the reality of our times. Yesterday, thousands in New York City gathered at the National Football League Headquarters to protest the […]Read More

A Crack Widens in New York City’s Real Estate System

Exclusive to Our Time Press Homeowners of Central Brooklyn are facing destruction to their properties and are being robbed of their legacies by a few unscrupulous developers who resort to “any means necessary” – sometimes violence — to get what they want however long it takes to get it. Next week, Our Time Press will […]Read More

Upon These Shoulders: Happy 100th Mrs. Esther Cooper Jackson…

  And Thank You! Civil Rights activist Esther Cooper Jackson was 10 months old when the last Total Eclipse crossed the Continental U.S. 99 years ago on June 8, 1918. This week, the “Eclipse of the Century” cast a shadow across the nation on Monday, August 21, but not on Mrs. Jackson’s 100th Birthday, which […]Read More

View From Here

As the country is awakened to the message of white supremacy embedded in the monuments to members of the Confederate Army, who fought to maintain slavery in the United States combined with the white supremacists and Neo-Nazis openly displaying their beliefs in Charlotteville, Virginia, what has been revealed is how the vestiges of slavery remain […]Read More