Our Time Press

Day: <span>April 16, 2018</span>

Redlining Blues

Redlining is an illegal practice in real estate. It involves lenders that refuse to lend money or extend credit to borrowers in certain areas of a city. Typically, these areas are home to low-income households and/or the majority of the households are people of color. These communities of color may be low income or households […]Read More

The Road to Wakanda: Census 2020

Does your community need more affordable housing units? Maybe you need more garbage collectors or more day care centers. Are there enough senior housing units in your community to accommodate the residents who live there? Perhaps you are considering opening a business and want to target a specific group. How many of them live in […]Read More

Do Not be Afraid of Tomorrow

We were in the office of Professor Christopher Boxe, to discuss an upcoming event being produced for the Magnolia Tree Earth Center of Bedford Stuyvesant by Bernice Green of Project Green Global. Dr. Boxe, Deputy Chair of Medgar Evers College of Science and Research was speaking about being “solutions-driven,” and how young people were working […]Read More

Dead Woman’s $2.5M Brownstone Sold for $50,000

A beautiful brownstone in Prospect Heights, valued at over $2 million, was scheduled for sale at auction yesterday. But it was removed from the list, reported as having been sold on January 31st for $50,000. Before that, it was sold for $10,000. Neither sale was by either of the owners. The body of the woman […]Read More


I know that I disappeared without a trace.   No column, no explanation for three weeks! On March 16, I visited Mt. Sinai Hospital’s emergency room after a nagging eating disorder. I could not eat, could not sleep. Had this feeling of malaise which would not recede, even after a visit to one of those city […]Read More

Why They Kill Us

Last Wednesday, Saheed Vassell was gunned down in Crown Heights. He was killed by police officers who were responding to calls about a man brandishing a gun. Video from the surrounding businesses show that Mr. Vassell was running up on people and pointing a metal pipe at them, acting as if the metal pipe was […]Read More

Bed Stuy-based Earth Center Celebrates Earth Week

Bedford Stuyvesant’s Magnolia Tree Earth Center is celebrating Earth Week this year with a variety of activities aimed to increase community awareness of urban ecology and the environment; MTEC programs for students and schools and its creative resources for STEM program administrators and teachers, April 19th through April 28, in Central Brooklyn. MTEC’s community program […]Read More