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Rep. Jeffries On House Floor: “This Time Must Be Different” 

WASHINGTON, DC – On May 28th, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives about the killing of George Floyd and the rise in police violence throughout America.“Madame Speaker, I respect those police officers in every community that are there to protect and serve and those who have fallen in the line of duty. But we cannot tolerate police […]Read More

“…We Can Do Anything if We Unite And Vote”

View From HereBy David Mark GreavesIt was the video recording of the casual way Derrick Chauvin murdered George Floyd — hand in pocket, dark glasses on his head, holding a conversation while Floyd lay on the ground begging to breathe with Chauvin’s knee on his neck, that made this death so painful and shocking.We already […]Read More

ACLU on Voter Suppression in 2020

Voting should be as easy and convenient as possible, and in many cases it is. But across the U.S., too many politicians are passing measures making it harder to cast a ballot. The goal is to manipulate political outcomes, and the result is a severely compromised democracy that doesn’t reflect the will of the people. […]Read More

On the Impact of COVID-19 on the Church

Excerpts from a video interview with Rev. Gary Simpson, senior pastor, Concord Baptist Church of Christ: The full interview can be seen at www.ourtimepress.com Rev. Simpson: “We have seen the immediate impact, as we have had 20 deaths in our church and another 10 or so who are family members, that our church congregants can’t […]Read More

They Won’t Stop

Again, “I can’t breathe.” This time it’s not a chokehold that a police officer used for killing Lloyd George, yet another Black man. It was a knee on the neck while other officers stood and watched, the same as in old pictures of the crowds at lynchings and burnings of Black people. This primitive desire […]Read More

First Responders Call for Help:

Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance CorpsBattles Coronavirus Pandemic Antoine Robinson, 35, Commanding Officer of Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps (BSVAC) and heir to a legacy, appreciates the rounds of applause nightly at 7pm from New Yorkers who are saluting the first responders during the coronavirus pandemic.“I can’t tell you how much this means to all of us who […]Read More

What’s Going On

COVID-19/UPDATESThere are few people living in America, who are not COVID-19 101 scholars. The media (social, written, electronic) cycle is relentless. In addition to the mainstream media, Americans are treated to daily, separate, press conferences by NYS Governor Cuomo and NYC Mayor de Blasio. WGO will make some detours into other areas of American life. […]Read More

Temporary Testing Sites Announced

24 Brooklyn Churches to Test for COVID-19 U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries announced this week that 24 churches in predominantly Black and Brown communities will become temporary COVID-19 testing sites.“We know that this is an extraordinary pandemic and it requires an extraordinary governmental response at all levels of government, it’s all hands on deck at the […]Read More