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Ranked Choice: Voting your Heart & Mind

View From Here David Mark Greaves With Ranked Choice Voting, if your first choice is eliminated, your vote moves to your second choice and so on down. Previously there would be a fear of “wasting” votes on a candidate with no apparent chance of winning. Or even attracting votes that swing an election. With Ranked Choice Voting, […]readmore

Endorsement of Eric Adams for Mayor

We came out in January for Adams, and Our Time Press fully endorses Adams for mayor. He is also endorsed by both The Jewish Press and The New York Post. To some, this would seem to be a case of politics making strange bedfellows.Adams’ previous endorsements are largely based on how he would be the […]readmore

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

Anger, Self-Hatred and the Twisting of the Human Spirit The following is part two of a series based uponthe lectures of Joy Degruy (Nee Leary), M.S.W., that first ran in Our Time Press in January of 1999.With the ending of Mental Health Month in May, and the reliving of the massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma 100 […]readmore

100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre

Tulsa Massacre Survivors Remember Greenwood Before White mob “Tore it All Down” The Tulsa massacre took place 100 years ago, but it’s still clearly ingrained in the minds of survivors Viola Fletcher, 107 (age 7 at the time) and Lessie Benningfield Randle, 106. A once-prosperous section of Tulsa that became the site of one of […]readmore

Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez to Dismiss 90 Convictions That Relied

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that his Conviction Review Unit will be asking the Court to vacate and dismiss 27 felony convictions and 63 misdemeanor convictions that were directly based on the work of former undercover New York City Police Department Detective Joseph Franco. The former detective has been indicted in Manhattan for […]readmore

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

The Race For NYC Mayor, 2021

By David Mark GreavesA recent poll indicated that the majority of voter are still undecided in the NYC mayoral primary. This is understandable as all of the candidates tell you what they think you want to hear, and they all sound the same. To a person, they want affordable housing, health care for all, safe […]readmore

View From Here, Our Time Press: March 1996

By David Mark GreavesThe mother buried with her child in the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan looks up to us out of a grave carved from a harsher and meaner place, centuries ago. The Weeksville Lady, dressed and mannered for Sunday service, stops for a moment to capture onto tintype, a satisfied confidence, looking […]readmore