Honoring the past, Charting the Future The Trust: Standing united on foundations built by past trailblazers, the present-day Bedford-Stuyvesant Real Estate Board is advancing its 75-year-old organization into the 21st century, utilizing today’s technological tools, new partnerships and focused strategies
By Mary Alice Miller Our Time Press Several hundred students and their supporters packed the plaza of Medgar Evers College to protest a litany of allegations against President Pollard and his administration. Among the ongoing complaints: curtailed student services and
By Bernice Elizabeth Green Yesterday morning, in the midst of a NYC press tour, Shaggy, the popular reggae singer and rapper, detoured to North Bed-Stuy for an interview with Our Time Press publishers at Rowe’s on Tompkins Avenue.
Organizers at one of Bedford-Stuyvesant’s signature events are scrambling to raise $1,650 to pay off fines the city levied for postering light poles and street signs with small homemade garage sale-sized posters. The Universal Hip-Hop Parade for Social Justice, which
In an effort to combat crime, Brownsville Community Baptist Church hosted a job fair. Reverend Harold Burton said jobs would help lower the rate of violence in our communities because employment would make a person concerned about life. “You see
Less than a month after the Obama Administration implemented Deferred Action – an immigration policy that allows eligible youth the opportunity to obtain employment authorization and deferred action providing temporary relief from deportation or removal proceedings – Representative Yvette Clarke
By Nico Simino Following the success of a 2012 summer pilot program, kids in Bed-Stuy will now have a place to not only have fun, but learn and improve their math and science skills, following in sync with the national
THIS WEEKEND! Thur., Aug. 30th To raise awareness about HIV in the African-American community, The Watchful Eye joins Xtra Mile Mindset to host “The Red Party” at the Brooklyn Terrace Rooftop Lounge. The evening will be filled with live performances,
Virginia Jones Hawkins, Celebrated her 104th birthday on August 29, 2012. The widow of the late Malcolm Hawkins has lived on the 600 Block of Macdonough Street since 1948. Born in 1908 Staunton, Virginia, she is a true Brooklyn heroine.
Festival Organizer Joshua Sindisa Mrulekana Speaks We topped last year’s South Africa Festival Fund-raiser 2012 proceeds raised by more than ten percent. This shows that the South Africa Celebration initiative at the Bedford YMCA is growing stronger each year. People