Our Time Press

Day: <span>April 9, 2021</span>

The View From Here

By David Mark GreavesWe see the emotional trauma inflicted on the witnesses to the death of George Floyd in the testimony they are giving in the murder trial of the officer charged with his death, Derek Chauvin. These onlookers were traumatized by having to stand helpless as one of their own, a citizen on the […]readmore

EXPANDING URBAN AGRICULTURE IN NYC

Our Time Press interviewed Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams during a phone call on the afternoon of his annual evening Borough Hall Christmas Tree lighting event. He was excited to share some his ideas for moving the city forward. They encompassed a far-ranging agenda for managing a sweep of urban issues — education, policing, wellness […]readmore

Putting “Home” in the “Education” Equation

by Aminisha Black,The Parents Notebook We’re familiar with the enthusiasm of a three- or four-year-old. They are eager to explore and learn. They are confident that they can do anything. Reality is not a concept they embrace.Notice how few of our children are still that eager or confident at 12 or 13? What happened? Chances […]readmore

Black Fortune 500 Execs Condemn Republican Voting Restrictions

The nation’s top Black business leaders are calling out Fortune 500 companies for not speaking up against new laws restricting Black people from voting across the country. Kenneth Frazier: “We don’t have the luxury of sitting on the sidelines when these kinds of injustices are happening all around us.”Kenneth Chenault: “You can publicly oppose any discriminatory legislation […]readmore

Dee Poku-Spalding Named New Board Member, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (The Conservancy) recently elected entrepreneur Dee Poku-Spalding, and Jay Mann, corporate executive, as new members of its Board of Directors. The election took place at the Conservancy’s March 17 Board Meeting.“We are honored to welcome Dee Poku-Spalding and Jay Mann to our Board of Directors,” said Chris Coffey, Conservancy Board Chairman. […]readmore

For African American award-winning teen scientist, Root Vegetables were her

In a nation wracked by the coronavirus pandemic, an unprecedented crisis that has put science and scientific pursuits up front and center, it is heartening to know that youth of color, including one African American, Dasia Taylor, were the majority number of teens among the 40 finalists in the current edition of the prestigious Regeneron […]readmore

What’s Going On: 4/8

SPRINGTIME IN AMERICAWe are happy that the Joe Biden Administration is proof positive of American excellence and able to get things done by designated dates. It is good to note that Americans are interested in the COVID19 vaccines and are in eager pursuit of the inoculation. Maybe herd immunity is near. This nation is one […]readmore

A NEW BEGINNING FOR MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE

A Letter to the Community from Al Vann On February 1, 1968, the City University of New York (CUNY) released a statement to the press that they were planning to establish a two-year community college in Bedford Stuyvesant. To most community leaders, and community residents alike, this was the first notice that a college was […]readmore