DOE Under De Blasio Administration Remains A mystery

Hints given from interview with  key de Blasio education ally By Stephen Witt In a switch from campaign to administrative mode, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has apparently issued an order of silence on Zakivah Ansari, his transition team pick concerned with the city’s Department of Education’s future plans. Ansari currently serves as Advocacy Director of […]Read More

African- American Share Of NYC's Pie

We’re missing so much, we don’t even know it’s gone NYC Vendor Spending Jan. 2012-Dec. 2012 Total: Apx. $18 billion dollars Total to African-American Vendors: $27 million View From Here ■ By David Mark Greaves Once we put aside the Pilgrim stories and let Thanksgiving be a time to give thanks for life and what […]Read More

NASA At Medgar

Faculty and Students Reach for the Stars Three African-American Science Ph.Ds lead MEC’s NASA partnership into the future! by Morgan Sankofa Powell Dr. Shermane Austin’s recent research went public at Medgar Evers College (MEC) on Thursday, November 14. This distinguished computer scientist, her students and scientist colleagues joined together with NASA officials to celebrate a […]Read More

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries Briefs Constituents On Affordable Care Act, Drug

Our Time Press: There have been a number of glitches in the start-up of the Affordable Care Act.  What is the impact of the act on the African-American community? Congressman Hakeem Jeffries: There are certainly challenges with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  But whenever there are groundbreaking changes in public policy there will […]Read More

New Yorkers Vote For New Progressive Era

By Mary Alice Miller In the end, it was a bigger blowout than the 40% poll projections predicted: Bill de Blasio was elected the next Mayor of New York City with 73% of the combined Democratic/Working Families vote, 50 points above Joe Lhota’s 23.9%. “My fellow New Yorkers: today, you spoke out loudly and clearly for a […]Read More

Keeping Bed-Stuy Alive …

Allison Shillingford, Darius Clark — Macon Street Residents – win top BET Urbanworld Filmwriting Awards At BET’s recent Urbanworld Film Awards ceremony in TriBeCa, Macon Street residents Allison (Bonner )Shillingford & Darius Clark Monroe received the top writing awards in this year’s Urbanworld Film Festival. Their scripts, “Mel & Missy” (Shillingford) and “Year of Our […]Read More

Citywide African Burial Grounds Gain Recognition

East New York Signs Unveiled; Harlem site plaques approved by City…and More! Can you imagine what it was like to be Black in our city before paved roads were common and ferries were the main way people crossed the river to Manhattan?  Famous and emerging open spaces across the city offer answers.  A ceremony earlier […]Read More

Boys & Girls Opens School Targeting Over-Aged & Under-Credited Students

Research & Service High School offers opportunity for students with difficult life situations By Stephen Witt Students looking for another chance at graduating high school along with gaining job and career development skills are being invited to a new “transit” school located within Boys & Girls High School. It’s called the Research & Service High […]Read More