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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

City, Nation and World Hunger for Born Leaders:

During this COVID-19 pandemic, as politicians scramble and scientists shake their heads, the public is waiting, hungry for food and more. In the top photo, Protein food stores are becoming increasingly scarce; the national food supply chain is collapsing; lines are getting longer for food distribution. But they are also hungry for strong leadership and […]Read More

COVID-19:We Weren’t Ready for This, Will We Be Ready for

Above image:People pick up food at a food bank distribution site at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn on April 24, 2020. More than 60,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the United States while debates are heightening over reopening the country’s economy, severely battered by the virus. Over a million cases have been reported in […]Read More

The COVID-19 Interviews: Dr. Anael Alston

Dr. Alston is the Assistant Commissioner in the Office of Equity and Community Engagement Services for the NYS Department of Education. His experience as an educator offers us a unique perspective on the adjustment of learning models while under quarantine. In our interview, he sheds light on how his work as an educator prepared him […]Read More