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Day: <span>July 23, 2019</span>


“Our Sisters” United Against Racism From Oval Office

Washington, DC, U.S – From left Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA). These four progressive Democratic Congressmembers and women of color, held a press conference at the U.S. Capitol, responding to President Trump’s outrageous remarks via Twitter and his doubling down in the Oval Office telling them to […]readmore

Orator in Our Time – The SeriesGraham B. Weatherspoon

  Background: The 19th Annual Juneteenth celebration produced and hosted by the Cooperative Culture Collective at Cuyler Gore Park in Fort Greene, June 15 was themed “Celebrating Ourstory and Pouring into Our Future!”.  Graham B. Weatherspoon and Richard Green were keynote speakers.  In recent issues, Our Time Press presented an interview with Green in two […]readmore

Bill Aimed at Renaming Subway Stations to Honor Medgar Evers

Brooklyn Lawmakers Call on Governor to Sign Bill A bill that would rename two subway stations in Central Brooklyn in recognition of Medgar Evers College has passed both houses of the legislature and could become law with the governor’s approval. The bill would order the MTA to append the local college’s name to both the […]readmore

View From Here

By David Mark Greaves Last Sunday’s report on CBS’ “60 Minutes” about artificial intelligence removing 40% of the current job market means that economic survival will be dependent on creativity and making new connections that only the human mind is capable of. Rather than thinking about these humankind life-changing forces, we are called to confront […]readmore

Schumer throws support behind bill to study reparations

  By Jordain Carney, The Hill   Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Tuesday that he is supporting legislation to form a commission to study the issue of granting reparations to African Americans.    “I’ve always believed racism is the poison of America. … I’ve tried to do a lot, but more has to be […]readmore

Thinker’s Notebook: Make Fort Greene Park Great Again

By Marlon Rice               I was working out on the Myrtle Avenue side of Fort Greene Park the other morning. It was early, around 8am. After I finished up, I decided to walk through the park to the DeKalb side to grab some coffee. At the top of the stairs, on the other side […]readmore

What Was Project Mercury?

This article is part of the NASA Knows! (Grades 5-8) series.   Project Mercury was the NASA program that put the first American astronauts in space. Astronauts made a total of six spaceflights during Project Mercury. Two of those flights reached space and came right back down. These are called suborbital flights. The other four went into orbit and […]readmore