Our Time Press

Day: <span>August 18, 2019</span>

Thinker’s Notebook: The Fabric of Blackness

Marlon Rice “If what connects us is stronger than that which would divide us, the miles between, say the streets of Central Brooklyn and a beach on an island in the Atlantic, can fade in a moment with the sharing of a story or a close encounter.” – Bernice Green What I’m writing at this […]Read More


  By William Reed      Aug. 17, 2010 marks the 123rd Anniversary of the birth of Marcus Garvey. The legend of Garvey is based on his leadership toward Blacks’ pride and self-determination. When Garvey died in 1940, European countries dominated the world. But it was his teachings that spurred uprisings and rising expectations among colonies. […]Read More

Where’s the Next Eddie Ellis?

  By Michael Lambert Between 1890 and 1920, after the passing of the 13th Amendment, African American Reformers, including social workers, journalists, educators and politicians, founded the Progressive Movement, based on the belief that great change was needed to protect everyday people.  Injustices that impacted African Americans included racism, segregation, political disenfranchisement, lack of access to quality health […]Read More


  Purelements and Brown Bike Girl are Changing the Narrative about East Brooklyn with a Yearly Bike Ride that Brings Neighbors Together to Explore Bike Destinations in the Neighborhood Purelements: An Evolution in Dance announces the 6th Annual Bike East, August 17, 2019, kicking off from Linden Park in Brooklyn at 8:00 a.m. The 20-mile […]Read More

Exciting Things Developing at Calabar Imports

  Calabar Imports is offering free space to artists, entrepreneurs and groups with ideas they’d like to develop or projects they’d like to launch, but not the space to accommodate them. Currently Yoga and African dance classes are taking place at Calabar shops and owner/founder Atim Oton is excited to see what comes next. “The […]Read More

Judge Albion Tourgee on the KKK

Never Forget We are shocked by the sheer cruelty of the policies applauded by members of Donald Trump’s party, the old Republican Party. The family separation, caging children and now the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli “Give me your tired, your poor who can stand on their own two feet […]Read More

Community Calendar

Friday, August 16th Camille Gainer Jones & Band Medgar Evers College, 1638 Bedford Ave, rain or shine, 7-10pm, FREE. This year’s Dr. Mary Umolu Jazzy Jazz Festival honors reggae legend Eddy Grant and features musicians from a wide variety of disciplines through August 30th. Tonight’s feature is drummer Camille Gainer Jones, a protégé of Michael […]Read More