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Day: <span>May 7, 2018</span>

Tony McGrath

Tony McGrath, of Martha’s Vineyard, Palm Springs, and New York City, was a pioneer in producing theater on the streets of New York City, has died in his New York City home at the age of 90. theory that he and all people should live until 140. He based this theory on the premise that […]Read More

The Community Council for Medgar Evers College Continues to Carry

By Deborah Jacobs, CCMEC Fundraising Committee Amidst of the wave of community activism throughout Central Brooklyn in the mid-60’s, the Ad Hoc Planning Committee, predecessor of what’s known today as the Community Council for Medgar Evers College, joined the struggle to create CUNY College No. 7, now known as Medgar Evers College. The ancestral legacy […]Read More

The Fall of an Icon

Last week, a jury found Bill Cosby guilty of sexually assaulting Andrea Constant at his home in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania back in 2004. The verdict signified the fall of one of America’s biggest entertainment icons and the validation of a decade of accusations set against Mr. Cosby by dozens of women. For most of us, […]Read More

The Black Lady Theater Draws Theatrical Talent

The Black Lady Theater in Crown Heights, Brooklyn continues to unfold like a dahlia flower. Its fragrance wafts to attract artists near and far. Take Sherese Parris, the theater’s first artistic director. Parris—a quintessential American free spirit—traveled from London, England to Brooklyn, USA the summer of 2017. Parris was urged by a colleague to visit […]Read More

A Brooklynite NFL-Bound?

The NFL Draft has come and pass and as far as our professional sports teams, we now know that the New York Giants have selected Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with their No. 2 overall pick. The Jets then selected USC quarterback Sam Darnold with the No. 3 pick. The City of New York […]Read More

Reflections on a Garden Visit by PS 270/ Johann Dekalb

  Last week, 4th and 5th graders of PS 270 visited the Hattie Carthan Community Garden and met with urban farmer and garden president, Yonnette Fleming. They shared their thoughts on the experience with Our Time Press.   I learned that they honor Hattie Carthan every Earth Day and in the Hattie Carthan Market they […]Read More

A Review: Colors Dark and Light Take Center Stage in

Over the past year, RestorationArt has presented compelling dramas of the Black experience, some snatched from the headlines, others from history. All performances have been no less than amazing. “Yellowman,” the fifth production which closes this season of the new, renovated Billie Holiday theatre (The Billie), offers something more in its telling of a story […]Read More

Opinion: Desegregating NYC Schools

Language and the Chancellor By Desmond M. Atkins, Crown Heights I am not someone who never studied Latin or had the opportunity to. Needless to say, I have learned a handful of Latin phrases. There is “e pluribus unum,” one out of many; “ipso facto,” meaning by the very nature of the deed; “carpe diem” […]Read More