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Posts From David Mark Greaves

View From Here …… Living in Difficult Times

View From Here …… Living in Difficult Times Updated

🕔12:53, 5.Jul 2014

By David Mark Greaves There is a national disaster happening right now in Black communities across the country and it should not be left to the kindness of strangers from well-meaning organizations or the tepid response from government to repair

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Fredrick Douglass: Never Forget

Fredrick Douglass: Never Forget Updated

🕔12:48, 5.Jul 2014

Frederick Douglass, born into slavery, escaped and became a masterful orator fighting against that great evil.  Among his well-known speeches is “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro”, presented in Rochester, New York on July 5, 1852. Douglass had

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The View From Here

The View From Here

🕔10:55, 6.Jun 2014

Hate Crime According to the reporting of Bernice Green and Stephen Witt in this issue, there were over 10 properties defaced with graffiti in Clinton Hill, of which nine were African-American-owned.   This may be simply by chance, like flipping a

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The Case for Reparations: Stolen Land, Stolen Labor

The Case for Reparations: Stolen Land, Stolen Labor Updated

🕔18:53, 31.May 2014

Winner of “In-Depth Reporting” Award from the NY Black Journalist Association Reprinted from Our Time Press, February 1998 The Case for Reparations-  America’s Real Debt! More money was invested in slaves than all stock-in-trade, including bank stock, incorporated funds and

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Graffiti Vandal targets Clinton Hill homes including Publishers of Our Time Press Updated

🕔20:39, 30.May 2014

May 30, 2014 – Several houses in Clinton Hill were overnight targets of a graffiti vandal including the publishers of Our Time Press who had “Your nonsense is everyone else’s” scrawled on the sidewalk in front of their home.    Another

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View From Here …

View From Here … Updated

🕔08:58, 30.May 2014

Amiri Baraka, Dr. Vincent Harding, Elombe Brath, Chuck Stone, William Worthy and now Dr. Maya Angelou; we’re losing poets, historians and truth-revealing journalists and their loss emphasizes why African-Americans must regain control of our children’s education.  It is in the

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View From Here

View From Here

🕔13:46, 13.May 2014

    ■ By David Mark Greaves   Mother’s Day There will be a moment around every Mother’s Day table this year when hearts will go to the agony of this Mother’s Day in Nigeria for the hundreds of women

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View From Here

View From Here Updated

🕔11:40, 2.May 2014

By: David Mark Greaves If ever there was a big fat target, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is it. For his profoundly racist comments recorded on a phone call and made public by his girlfriend, he is scorned and

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View from Here.

View from Here. Updated

🕔09:04, 26.Apr 2014

By: David Mark Greaves The Supreme Court, in a 6-2 decision, has upheld Michigan’s voter-approved ban on racial preferences being used for college admissions. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who wrote the sole dissenting opinion, read excerpts from the bench, calling the

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View From Here

View From Here Updated

🕔09:48, 18.Apr 2014

By David Mark Greaves I was once working behind a stationery store counter and a customer I knew made a purchase of less than two dollars and requested a receipt.   The gentleman was in dress and manner the epitome of

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