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Day: <span>May 24, 2018</span>

House Approves Prison Reform Bill

On Tuesday, May 22nd the U.S. House of Representatives passed the most substantial prison reform bill to date. H.R. 5682, FIRST STEP, (Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed, Safely Transitioning Every Person Act), is a bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Republican Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09). It is intended to propel formerly-incarcerated individuals […]readmore

Two Black Women Attorneys Announce Run for NYS Attorney General

NYC Public Advocate Letitia James: Tish James, who has acted as a public interest lawyer filing multiple lawsuits against city agencies, announced her campaign for New York State Attorney General, last week, saying “For those of you who know me, you know that I am about people – not politics or privilege. “Whether you’re a […]readmore

WHAT’S GOING ON

NEW YORK  The City & State New York.com published the 100 Most Powerful People in NYS 2018. The following is a truncated list of mostly African-Americans who made this power elite:   1) Gov. Andrew Cuomo; 2) Donald Trump; 3) Carl Heastie, NYS Assembly Speaker; 8) Alphonso David, Counsel to Governor Cuomo; 11) Cynthia Nixon; 13) […]readmore

We’ll Always Have Summer

Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer, the most important season of the human experience here in Brooklyn. Summer means a renewed connectivity to the community. Barbecues, block parties, festivals, free concerts in Prospect Park, while our winter event schedule keeps us huddled into auditoriums and event spaces, our summer schedule brings […]readmore

The May Power

I’m not a fan of using the cliché quote of “I told you so.” But Our Time Press universe, I told you so. It has been quite the turnaround in the Bronx as the New York Yankees have flexed their muscles towards the last few weeks of April and into May thus far. Through the […]readmore

The Royal Wedding: Do We Care?

We deserve to feel, think and do as we please, respectfully, without being apologetic or submissive to anyone. If we put less effort into forcing ourselves into a tiny box of belief, we may find energy to find our own love so that we can appreciate the peace it brings to ourselves and everyone around […]readmore