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Thanksgiving as Self-Giving and Community-Building

By Maitefa Angaza Things will be different for many who observe Thanksgiving and many who informally participate in a day of family reconnection. Whatever our plans and our anxieties, we can, in these times, transform our views, considering how we give to ourselves and how working with others is another form of doing just that. […]readmore

Bet on Black: Top Ten Ranked HBCUs for Early Enrollment

By Maitefa AngazaAs early enrollment opens in a few days, (November 1st) and higher education institutions across the nation tout their bona fides, Our Time Press highlights here the top 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for consideration. They provide a rich experience grounded in the high value that Black people have always placed […]readmore

MEC FALL SEMESTER UNDERMINED: Part II

Faculty & Students Fight for NYC’s HBCU By Maitefa Angaza Correction:From Part One of this article (MA)Comments attributed to Terrence Blackman were not made by him and he was not a MEC founder. Also, Dr. Rudy Crew’s letter of resignation to the Medgar Evers College Community stated that he’d begin his new job in Georgia […]readmore

The Ire This Time:

Standing for Medgar Evers College Once Again: Part 1 By Maitefa Angaza Medgar Evers College has been here before: students and faculty make charges of disrespect and disenfranchisement, and say that the CUNY chancellor and college president appear unmoved. Stakeholders, the students who rely on MEC, their family and professors, are outraged. Elected officials — […]readmore

Eateries Entering Phase Two

By Maitefa Angaza COVID-19 has taken more than precious lives from us. It’s also taken livelihoods and some of the aliveness we feel in the physical company of others. So people are excited about returning to their neighborhood restaurants to enjoy their favorite dishes with friends and family members they haven’t seen off-screen for months. […]readmore

Words We Thought We’d Never Hear, “Defund The Police”

Across the land and across the world multitudes are expressing outrage over the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the latest among countless victims to be killed at the hands of U.S. police. They are shouting an ultimatum that unchecked racism yields despicable injustice that can no longer be ignored, placated, justified or excused. […]readmore

Brooklyn Protest Draws Thousands

By Maitefa Angaza Thousands of protestors rallied outside Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza on Monday afternoon, June 12th. They were there in opposition to police brutality that has taken the lives of countless Black and brown people. They were addressed by disciplined longtime revolutionaries and given their literal marching orders. The protestors carried signs that read, […]readmore

What’s Going On

COVID-19 UPDATES On May 19, COVID-19 stats: More than 1,523,780 Americans have been infected and more than 91,000 Americans have died, out of a population of 330 million. While most of the nation has relaxed its lockdown directives and people are back at the malls, restaurants, and fitness centers, our society is anything but normal. […]readmore