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Day: <span>August 28, 2020</span>

MEC FALL SEMESTER UNDERMINED: Part II

Faculty & Students Fight for NYC’s HBCU By Maitefa Angaza Correction:From Part One of this article (MA)Comments attributed to Terrence Blackman were not made by him and he was not a MEC founder. Also, Dr. Rudy Crew’s letter of resignation to the Medgar Evers College Community stated that he’d begin his new job in Georgia […]Read More

At the Heart of What Matters

New Book Tells Story of Organ Thieves in the Segregated South It’s no secret that the nation has seen a disproportionate loss of life among Black Americans in our medical system. That was the case in May 1968, when Bruce Tucker, a Black factory worker, suffered a skull fracture and was rushed to the Medical College of Virginia (MCV). In less […]Read More

Thinker’s Notebook: The Horrible Truth about Paddy Duke

By Marlon Rice Paddy Duke. Anyone who has listened to WQHT 97.1FM in the last 20 years has heard that name.Although he spent years behind the scenes as a radio executive and programmer at Hot 97, his name was well known to loyal listeners, especially to those listeners who tuned into the Angie Martinez show […]Read More

What’s Going On

2020 U.S. PRESIDENTIALELECTION The Presidential convention season has ended. President Donald Trump was renominated Monday night by the Republican Party in Charlotte, NC. Vice President Mike Pence said that the economy is on the US ballot this year. Didn’t President Barack Obama say at the Democratic Convention, last week, that Democracy was on the ballot? […]Read More

The Young Progressives & Kamala Harris

By Ryan Brooks As a 20-year-old Afro-Puerto Rican progressive college student, who organized for Bernie Sanders during the Democratic Presidential Primaries, I’m not the first voter demographic that comes to mind when election experts chart an electoral path for Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden. Sanders overwhelmingly won young voters, especially the 18-29 age group, in […]Read More

OTP Q & A: With Judith Harrison, Borough Commander for

A lot of folks don’t understand what your title entails and the kind of skills you need to be there. So, could you give us a picture of what your Monday morning would look like and then your Monday afternoon? Chief Judith Harrison: As Borough Commander for Patrol Borough of Brooklyn North, I am responsible […]Read More

Community Leader:Take Control and Vote

Shutting down the USPS; closing polling places; developing new voting regulations that reek of voter suppression tactics are topics of discussions all over the media.In early July, OTP reader Deborah Jacobs, emailed to us a letter of concern: “The need for all of us to protect our right to vote arose as soon as the […]Read More

AG James Sues to Stop Trump Undermining U.S. Postal Service

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today led a coalition of states and cities from across the country in filing a lawsuit to stop the Trump Administration’s attempts to dismantle the United States Postal Service (USPS) and disrupt operations in an effort to undermine the November presidential election.  The suit — filed against […]Read More