By Stephen Witt With former Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes facing possible criminal charges and several high-profile murder convictions under Hynes’ tenure being overturned, at least one current lawmaker feels it might be time to exonerate convicted former Kings
By Stephen Witt With the primary season moving into the final stretch towards the Sept. 9 election, the race for the vacant 20th Senatorial District seat, formerly occupied by Borough President Eric Adams, looks to go down to the wire.
By Mary Alice Miller The 2014 Democratic Primary will take place in less than two weeks. Since petitions were submitted by the July 10 deadline, there have been zero (0) candidate debates or forums in the 55th Assembly District formerly
By Vinette K. Pryce Hurricane Sandy stormed Staten Island a few years ago leaving behind strewn homes, boats and homeless residents but on Aug. 23– the 25th Anniversary of the murder of Yusuf Hawkins in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn — thousands flooded
Originally written by the late Vernon B. Charms, updated by Yvonne L. Graham. The article below was originally written by Mr. Vernon B. Charms and published in the June 20-26, 2013 issue of Our Time Press. Mr. Vernon B.
OBITUARY Vernon Benjamin Charms lived an exuberant, high-energy, love-filled and love-giving life that brought joy to each and every person lucky enough to meet him. His is a life worthy of great celebration. Born in Englewood, New Jersey and raised
Our Time Press PROJECT EDUCATION … with the loss of a forced-out African-American education czar are Ferguson’s children, white and black, ultimate victims of institutional racism? The Ferguson-Florissant School District, located in suburban St. Louis, serves more than
By David Mark Greaves European-American police officers choking, beating and killing African-American people, uprisings in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of Michael Brown. Self-destructive rap lyrics, young people killing each other in the street,
By Stephen Witt A city study to rezone Empire Boulevard – the major thoroughfare straddling the Crown Heights and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens neighborhoods– is drawing strong community opposition and setting off the first major challenge to Borough President Eric Adams’ administration.
By Mary Alice Miller We are all witnessing yet another dance between civil rights and social control. The latest iterations of this very public dance include the upcoming August 23 “We Will Not Go Back” Verrazano Bridge caravan to the