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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, […]Read More

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. […]Read More

The Black Obesity Epidemic and Coronavirus

By Maitefa AngazaBy now we’ve all heard that African Americans, and Black people overall, comprise the vast majority of cases of COVID-19 across the United States. The reasons cited — not that we didn’t know — are the high levels of life-threatening illnesses, healthcare disparities, income inequality, racism and stress we endure. Symptomatic of all […]Read More

Black Communities Nationwide Hit Hard by COVID-19

Wisconsin’s Gov. Tony Evers set many heads nodding across the nation when he spoke of the plight of people in Milwaukee.“The severity of this disease in the African American community is a crisis within a crisis,” said Gov. Evers.  He voiced what many have been thinking, seeing, and living: that the eye of the storm […]Read More

High Crimes Go Unpunished

By Maitefa Angaza Yesterday’s acquittal of President Donald Trump on charges of high crimes and misdemeanors was expected by most. Readers have likely been talking for a while now to friends and family about this day they saw coming. What did some of our media people and elected officials have to say? Charles Blow, a […]Read More

“We Stepped Out on Faith”

Dr. Adelaide L. Sanford Speaks “I would love for the Institute to have a building in Brooklyn, and by politicians in Brooklyn… Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the athletes or the entertainers would decide that they should have a permanent home.” “We made it necessary for the children to know elders and to respect them. […]Read More

Catching Up with Dr. Adelaide Sanford

Part 1An Interview by Maitefa Angaza for Our Time Press  Dr. Sanford spoke about the education institute established in her name, about John Henrik Clarke House, the Board of Education for People of African Ancestry, imperatives for children and parents, and establishing agency in our communities.  DR. ADELAIDE SANFORD:   First, I would like to […]Read More