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Day: <span>July 8, 2021</span>

David Robinson’s Journal

I had been a fisherman in the waters along the coasts of Zanzibar and the Island of Mafia, Tanzania for several years. I had had the privilege, honor and joy of steering our sail and diesel-engine craft at night into the sparkling, diamond-like path of the moon upon the ocean. But upon the arrival in […]readmore

Illegal Attack on 364,000 Georgia Voters

by Greg PalastThe Thom Hartmann ProgramBlack Gwinnett News (Georgia)Pamela Reardon wants to stop Tamara Horne from voting.Pamela Reardon of Marietta, Georgia who is running for Vice-Chair of the state Republican Party, has filed a legal challenge to Horne’s vote – one of 32,379 voters in Cobb County Reardon has challenged under a little-noticed provision of […]readmore

NYT writer Nikole Hannah-Jones Declines UNC Offer After Tenure Fight,

Tucker Higgins, CNBCJournalist Nikole Hannah-Jones said Tuesday she had declined a tenure offer from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and will join the faculty at Howard University, a historically Black institution, following weeks of controversy. Hannah-Jones, who won a 2020 Pulitzer Prize for her commentary in The New York Times’ “The 1619 […]readmore

Our Time Press Q&A with …DR. PATRICIA RAMSEY, Ph.D

President, Medgar Evers College Dr. Patricia Ramsey was appointed by the CUNY Board of Trustees to serve as the sixth president of Medgar Evers College on March 22, 2021. She is the first woman president of Medgar Evers College, and was installed on May 1, 2021. (www.ourtimepress.com/cuny-names-dr-patricia-ramsey-as-sixth-president-of-medgar-evers-college). Now that Dr. Ramsey has had a chance […]readmore

What’s Going On – 7/8

NYC UPDATESLast week, New York City’s Mayor de Blasio and the City Council greenlit a $100 billion 2022 budget which was all inclusive with lots of built-in items for post COVID society and for economic recovery, including a $200 million bump for the NY Police Department, an amount which most New Yorkers will not object […]readmore

FOR MY SWEET- Jitu Weusi

By Angela WeusiLast Saturday the Putnam Triangle was renamed Jitu Weusi Plaza.It was such an honor “For My Sweet” to have community, friends, and family come together to honor the work that he did over the course of the last 60 years. The occasion joyfully filled with cautious hugs and heartfelt greetings. It was more […]readmore

Renaming Putnam Plaza to Honor Jitu Weusi was Right, Good,

By Brian Purnell, PhDJitu K. Weusi – Big Black – Baba Jitu – he had many names, but I always called him Mr. Weusi. From the first time I called his home, in late March 2000, until our last phone conversation, sometime in 2012, I called him Mr. Weusi. He called me Mr. Purnell. In […]readmore

President Jovenel Moïse Assassinated

by Onz Chéry and Sam Bojarski,www.haitiantimes.comPresident Jovenel Moïse was assassinated at his home in Pèlerin, Port-au-Prince overnight, interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph wrote in a statement.First Lady Martine Moïse was also shot and is being treated at the hospital, Joseph said.Contrary to other reports, Le Nouvelliste senior editor Frantz Duval said Martine Moïse isn’t dead […]readmore