By Stephen Witt Grassroots organizing, reaching out to neighbors and telling children your people’s struggle for freedom were three of the takeaways from this week’s riveting town hall meeting on race, policing and civil rights. The meeting, held at the
By Walter Taylor Monday, September 29th at Police Plaza, history was made: Two officers were appointed/promoted; Inspector Juanita N. Holmes was promoted to Deputy Chief and retired Detective Reverend Dr. Barbara Y. Williams-Harris was appointed to Chaplain at the NYPD.
By Jordan Laland I took an interest in chess at age 12 in middle school. When my history teacher announced that there would be a daily chess after-school program, I felt the adrenaline rush through my veins; I saw all
The Daily News reported on September 11th that “The city awarded $690 million in contracts to companies in its program to assist minority- and women-owned businesses in the last year, the highest payout ever, officials said”. “The contracts handed out
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
William Greaves, one of the most respected independents in the film and television world has passed away.
William Greaves, one of the most respected independents in the film and television world has passed away. Internationally recognized for his groundbreaking body of work, the pioneering African-American filmmaker was 87. Greaves passed at his home in Manhattan on Monday
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 Graham B. Weatherspoon Ret. Detective, NYPD These recommendations are pursuant to the review of video captured on Staten Island at the time of Mr. Garner’s death. I have served in the N.Y.C. Transit Police Major Case Unit and
How else to describe them? The officers circled the big black man, Eric Garner, 43, a father of six who witnesses said had just broken up a fight, snatching at him until one of them strikes, grabbing Garner around the