Day: February 21, 2014

City Politics

Investigative Journalism Gets a Big Boost

Investigative Journalism Gets a Big Boost By Herb Boyd  Special to Our Time Press Investigative journalism recently got a double dose of adrenalin with the launching of two new digital initiatives from noted editors and reporters. Appearing on Amy Goodman’s “Democracy Now” on Monday, Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald spelled out their intentions of their […]readmore

Community News

Ancestral African Presence in Early New York

  New York’s Seventeenth-Century African Burial Ground in History Enslaved Africans were the City’s first union of laborers , an unpaid workforce of men, women and children. They cleared the land, paved the roads and built the infrastructure. New York’s African Burial Ground is the nation’s earliest-known African- American cemetery. It has been called one […]readmore

Community News


September – October 2003 By Sherrill D. Wilson, Ph.D. More than 10,000 people came together in eight cities over a period of five days to pay final tribute to the ancestral remains of 419 African men, women and children en route to reburial at the landmark 18th century NY African Burial Ground. The “Rites of […]readmore

Community News

The African Burial Ground represents a unique opportunity

and responsibility for all of us  to tell Our Story to the world… ... and to specifically honor the memories of the ancestral Africans who  have passed. It’s a story and history of both extreme sacrifice and profound  contributions that Africans have made to the creation of the United  States of America. The African Burial […]readmore

Parents Notebook

In Memory of Travon Martin, Jordan Davis and All Youth

African-American youth comprise the largest numbers in youth-related stop-and-frisks, arrests, suspension from public schools and victims of gun violence.    Since the future of African-Americans depends on today’s youth, it led me to create the phrase “The transformation of a Nation begins in the homes of its people.”  Today – Black History Month 2014 – acknowledging […]readmore


The End of an Era

The New York Yankees have had an interesting off-season to say the least with a little bit of good and bad. The team spent nearly $500 million dollars on acquiring much-needed assets to their ball club to compete with their rival the Boston Red Sox who won the World Series last year. General Manager Brian […]readmore