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The International African Arts Festival Celebrates 50 Years of Fun

by Maitefa AngazaAll Photos by Lem PeterkinThe 50th Anniversary International African Arts Festival (IAAF) was a balm for the Black soul. Although reference was made to the trying and tragic times we’ve survived since last we gathered, the warmth, creativity and beauty of the people was healing and enlivening. And despite a relatively light turnout […]readmore

Critical Monthly Child Tax Credit $ Arrives 7/15

Info on Payments & Avoiding Repayment By Maitefa AngazaBrooklyn residents saw some of the evidence locally when the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that close to 3 million women nationwide had exited the workforce during the pandemic. And Brooklyn women, through their own experience, know that the vast majority did not leave by choice. […]readmore

36th CD Candidates Spar on issues on Candidates’ Forum

By Maitefa AngazaMTOPP (Movement to Protect the People) and Our Time Press newspaper sponsored a lively virtual 36th District City Council Candidates Forum on Thursday, June 20th. It offered Bedford-Stuyvesant and North Crown Heights voters an opportunity to become better acquainted with the top four people vying to represent them when Robert Cornegy is term-limited […]readmore

Community Forum for 40th CD Candidates Spotlight Spice Factory Controversy

By Maitefa AngazaA virtual 40th Congressional District Candidates’ Forum was held Thursday, March 4th, introducing local residents to five people vying for their votes in the June 22nd primary — Kenya Handy-Hilliard, Rita Joseph:, Edwin Raymond, Blake Morris and Josue Pierre. (Candidate Vivian Morgan, was not in attendance.) The forum was convened by Alicia Boyd, […]readmore

Black Artists Marketplace Festival at Your House!

By Maitefa Angaza This weekend all are invited to enjoy something many of us miss dearly — a showcase of Black creative brilliance!The Black Artists Marketplace, hosted by innovative jeweler Lavalais and veteran milliner Ella Issac, returns for its third weekend of showcasing artists and featuring performances, many of them from Louisiana.“I’m from Louisiana and […]readmore

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


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