Our Time Press

Day: <span>December 28, 2018</span>

The View From Here

Here at the end of 2018, it is becoming difficult to believe that there is a Promised Land on the other side of the mountaintop. Those they call “The Greatest Generation” and the “Baby Boomers” are leaving a world where, in only 31 years, by 2050, reports are that 50% of the mass in the […]Read More

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries Speaks to the Local Press

A small press gathering was held by Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, D-NY (8th CD), the Democratic Caucus Leader-Designate (putting him in line to be Speaker of the House), for local media in his office at the Shirley A. Chisholm Office Building. In Part 1 we had the congressman’s thoughts on Democratic strategy, criminal justice reform the […]Read More

WHAT’S GOING ON

THE YEAR 2018 This was the year that was a veritable roller coaster from beginning to end, especially while living in America, almost indistinguishable from the republic that existed pre-January 2017. Don’t know how good Trump is for the national health. Hopefully, Obamacare survives so that millions of deserving Americans can get the medical attention […]Read More

Why Kwanzaa?

Among the trending news this week was the story of the New Jersey High School wrestler who was forced to cut his dreads in order to compete in a match. A referee wouldn’t allow 16-year-old Andrew Johnson to compete with a headband pulled over his dreadlocks. The referee gave Andrew the ultimatum to either cut […]Read More

In OUR TIME… Dr. John Henrik Clarke

Dr. John Henrik Clarke was born in Union Springs, Alabama and grew up in Columbus, Georgia. A professor emeritus in New York City, Dr. Clarke was recognized worldwide as a leading Pan-Africanist and authority on African and African-American history. Our Time Press interviewed him October 23, 1996, and as we ring in the New Year, […]Read More

Dr. Amos Wilson

We reprinted this piece by the late, great Dr. Amos Nelson Wilson in the interest of getting our minds right for the new year. Wilson was an African-American theoretical psychologist, social theorist, Pan-African thinker, scholar and author. He was much beloved as a learned man who was a direct and cogent speaker, arming the people […]Read More

A Black Child is Racially Bullied to Death in an

Schools, and particularly their Tone, Climate and Culture-setting principals, fail too often to come up with the necessary strategic, operational, visionary tactics to make their schools secure and safe environments. They don’t have a “prevent plan” to help get their kids to act and behave with a moral, compassionate sensitivity toward other students. And when […]Read More

Community Calendar

Friday, December 28th Wild Appetites Presents Akara and Anansi, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., 3-3:30 & 4-4:30PM, $11, children under 12 FREE. Meet Chef Key of Wild Appetites for a delicious storytelling of Anansi and the Pot of Beans. Also enjoy a tasting of Akara, fried Nigerian black-eyed pea fritters. All ages. Saturday, December […]Read More