Day: February 1, 2004

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FORD BEST BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION

TO AWARD $50,000 to Top Submission DEADLINE is FEBRUARY 29 If you possess the determination to run your own business and a desire to help fuel the community, or you’re already doing it, you may want to check out the current Ford BEST Business Plan Competition. One Grand Prize winner will win $50,000 towards their […]readmore

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Commerce and Community

By Errol T. Louis As reported on the front page of last month’s Our Time Press, a group of neighborhood residents and several local politicians   dug its heels in to oppose plans to build a sports arena, office towers, and 4,400 units of housing along Atlantic Avenue between Flatbush and Vanderbilt Avenues. Much of this […]readmore

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Education and Community

by  Stanley Kinard Black History First The challenge with writing this column once a month is that it becomes difficult to focus on one area with so many issues, events and tragedies. This month I have decided to tackle three issues that are undermining the development of our children and community. First is the lack […]readmore

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Medgar Evers College Continuing Ed Programs

By David Kene On January 24, Medgar Evers College hosted a two-hour Open House, to inaugurate its continuing educational program last month. Of  the hundreds of people that poured in as window shoppers and left as registered students; a group of no less than  20-replaced by fresh inquisitors consistently huddled around the business development section […]readmore

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Rev. Al Sharpton

I am running for President of the United States to make sure that ALL the voices in our Democracy are heard loud and clear and to provide a real choice to voters who believe we must: First use our tax dollars on economic development, improving schools, protecting the right to vote here at home before […]readmore

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Cong. Dennis Kucinich

Dennis Kucinich first came to national prominence in 1977 when he was elected mayor of Cleveland at age 31; the youngest person ever elected to lead a major American city. In 1978, Cleveland’s banks demanded that he sell the city’s 70- year-old municipally owned electric system to its private competitor (in which the banks had […]readmore

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Sen. John Kerry

John Kerry was born on December 11, 1943, at Fitzsimmons Military Hospital in Denver, Colorado, where his father Richard, who had volunteered to fly DC-3’s in the Army Air Corps in World War II, was recovering from a bout with tuberculosis. Not long after Sen. Kerry’s birth, his family returned home to Massachusetts. A graduate […]readmore