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Influential Woman Olanike Alabi:

Making All the Right Connections  District Leader Olanike Alabi, State Committee Member for the 57th Assembly District, has remolded her role into inspiring community empowerment through key relationship-building.  Her online news calendar feeds important information on local movers and shakers to community media. Over 10 years, she’s sponsored numerous town hall meetings, and a toy drive […]Read More

East New York in Crisis As City Officials Sell NYCHA

Which May Lead to High-Speed Gentrification and Displacement of Residents Op-Ed By James Lewis, Jr. EASTNEWYORKNEWS It looks like gentrification in East New York might happen faster than we thought. It was recently reported in Crain’s and The Real Deal that New York City officials are handing management of NYCHA over to private developers for $1.5 billion. […]Read More

Barron Speaks on Black Power: Part 3

David Greaves: Our Time Press We get ads where they say, “80% of our AMI,” et cetera. You mean, the local council person can say to a developer in like, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill… “You want 80%, we understand that; but no, you can’t have it?” Assemblymember Charles Barron: That’s it exactly. That’s why I’m […]Read More

Clyburn Drives Biden Sweep of the South

African-American Vote Leads the Way We can see why the Republicans concentrate so much on repressing the African-American vote. We are the point of the spear for the consciousness of the nation. We proved it by showing the path forward is with former Vice President Joe Biden. We understand the appeal of Senator Bernie Sanders. […]Read More

Community Calendar

Friday, February 28th GLORY! Black History, An Inspiration CPCS Lower School Auditorium 241 Emerson Place 1:30pm FREE. Lift your spirits and encourage some little ones by attending this showing of artwork by kindergarteners and first-graders. This sampling of work in honor of Black History Month is by Community Partnership Charter School student (from left to […]Read More

Judge Staton Speaks: Part 2

David Greaves, Our Time Press: In the areas of housing and the legal system: in the last legislative session there were a number of reforms. People call them very progressive reforms. What would you say still has to be done in the areas of both criminal justice and housing? Judge Staton: Well you know, in […]Read More

Interview with Assemblyman Charles Barron, Part Two

In last week’s Part 1, of our interview, Assemblyman Charles Barron spoke on the need for and relevance of, Black Power today. Here he gives examples. OTP: You’ve anticipated my next question. How does your district reflect Black Power? I would love for you to come out and I want to give you a tour […]Read More

Single-Use Plastic Bags are Banned After March 1st

Starting March 1, 2020, single-use plastic bags are banned, with limited exceptions, in New York State. In addition, businesses will begin collecting a five-cent fee on paper carryout bags in New York City. NOTE: This fee will not apply to any customers using SNAP or WIC. I’m a business. How do I comply with the […]Read More