Our Time Press

Day: <span>December 10, 2017</span>

Colin Kaepernick, Our Time Press Man of the Year

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick engaged and redirected the consciousness of sports when he knelt at the 49ers’ final 2016 game during the U.S. national anthem rather than sit as he had done previously. In protesting the nationwide series of unpunished police killings and harassment of people of color, he was insisting that the nation acknowledge how […]readmore

View From Here

  The many dynamics causing the shrinking enrollment and triggering the difficult recommendation to close P.S. 25 will move the process forward by their own inertia if community pressure is not brought to bear to change the course. Given choices of public schools outside the district or even outside the system These dynamics are as […]readmore

Brigette A. Bryant Named CUNY First Vice Chancellor, University Advancement

The City University of New York Board of Trustees today named Brigette A. Bryant as the first Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, a post in which she is charged with leading the development of a CUNY-wide advancement operation, essential to significantly increasing the university’s effectiveness in private fundraising. Ms. Bryant will work closely with the […]readmore

Paying Attention to Gradual Change

There is a parable that I’d like to share with you today, and it’s called “The Boiling Frog”. The parable says that if you were to take a pot and fill it with boiling hot water, and you tried to throw a frog into that pot, the frog would jump right out of it. However, […]readmore

Colin Kaepernick Receives Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

  Colin Kaepernick received the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, which honors an athlete who uses their platform to further change, earlier this week. Kaepernick’s decision to remain seated while the national anthem played back in 2016 sparked similar protests by NFL players that continue to incite controversy to the present. During her presentation […]readmore

BP Adams on the Passing of Golden Krust Founder Lowell

“Brooklyn mourns the tragic loss of Lowell Hawthorne, founder and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill and a true icon in our Caribbean-American community. Lowell was a friend to me and tens of thousands of New Yorkers, serving as an inspiration to entrepreneurs of color in the example of his own immigrant story. […]readmore

Golden Krust CEO Lowell Hawthorne Mourned Nationwide by Black Business

Golden Krust CEO Lowell Hawthorne Mourned Nationwide by Black Business Leaders, Politicians, Community Leaders by Samara Lynn, Black Enterprise Magazine (12/4/17) December 4, 2017  Lowell Hawthorne, CEO and president of Golden Krust Bakery and Grill died Saturday as the result of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, reports USA Today. Hawthorne built a culinary empire with […]readmore

Curtis High School Wins Back-to-Back

By Eddie Castro In what has been the most anticipated high school football game in sometime, the rematch everyone was hoping to see finally took place. In what was a cool, mild day at Yankee Stadium, the young men of Erasmus Hall High School have made the championship game for a fourth consecutive season. Standing […]readmore