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James Black Jr. King of Chessboard: Bed Stuy Youth wins

It’s morning at I.S. 318 on Walton Street in Williamsburg and James Black, Jr., 12, looked across the chessboard at his opponent, coach Elizabeth Vicray, and hit the timer with his right hand. “Checkmate,” he said, smiling. And so went another chess victory for Black, Jr., a Bedford-Stuyvesant resident who  is determined to become the […]Read More

C-Warrants Can Be Cleared on April 22, 23 at Antioch

A new slant on a federal program will soon offer a two-day opportunity for Brooklyn residents to purge the record of any outstanding petty summonses and summons warrants. Project Safe Surrender (PSS) is a pilot community program that will come to the Antioch Baptist Church, 828 Greene Avenue, from 9 am to 5 pm, April […]Read More

Sports: A Slice of Brooklyn

I’ve been told by many Our Time Press readers, that I don’t cover the team that is on their way to Brooklyn as much as I should so, if you ask, you shall receive. A couple of weeks back, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Nets star Brook Lopez as he read the classical story, […]Read More

Police Beat

77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights Burglar hits apartment A sneaky burglar entered an apartment, o  March 28 and got away with over $6,000 in goods, police said. The 47-year-old victim discovered the burglary when she arrived at her 848 Prospect Place apartment around noon. Police reports indicated the burglar did not enter […]Read More

At Wit's End: The political animal that is Hakeem Jeffries

Give me a reformer politician today and I’ll show you the entrenched and powerful politician of tomorrow. At least that’s my hunch when it comes to Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries. In many ways, Jeffries came in on the back of the late City Councilman James Davis, who took on the old Clarence Norman machine and beat […]Read More

Marijuana Busts Targets Communities of Color. Low-level Pot Busts of

The city’s police department’s stop and frisk policy is sending thousands of young people of color through the penal system for minor marijuana arrests, according to a recently released study. The Drug Policy Alliance report found that there were 50,383 low-level marijuana possession arrests last year and 86 percent of those arrested were young people […]Read More

Young Black Men Hit Hardest in Recession

Community Service Society Report Only one in four young black men in New York City has a job, according to a report released by the Community Service Society of New York. The report, “Unemployment in New York City During the Recession and Early Recovery: Young Black Men Hit the Hardest,” illustrates that some demographic groups […]Read More

Fallout from Boyland Jr. Federal Complaint

Assemblyman William Boyland, Jr. has been quiet since the bombshell revelation of allegations that he had been working as a consultant for Brookdale Hospital while simultaneously using his legislative position to advocate for the hospital complex. Duly elected by the voters of the 55th Assembly District, Boylands current term expires in 2012. Despite public calls […]Read More