Day: August 1, 2016


The Call to the Show

By Eddie Castro There have been many notable professional athletes to dominate sports in our borough. Household names such as Stephon Marbury, Sebastian Telfair, Lance Stevenson and Dellin Betances, just to name a few. In a recent article I wrote a few weeks ago, I discussed the journey of Brooklynite Isiah Whitehead and his journey […]readmore

World News

OTP Interview with Professor John Henrik Clarke

OTP Interview with Professor John Henrik Clarke Dr. John Henrik Clarke was born in Union Springs, Alabama, and grew up in Columbus, Georgia. A professor emeritus in New York City, Dr. Clarke is recognized worldwide as a leading authority on African and African-American history.   A prolific writer and lecturer, Dr. Clarke recently completed a book […]readmore

What's Going On

What’s Going On By Victoria Horsford

THE NATION What happened to the American Republican Party? If its convention last week in Cleveland, Ohio was a defining moment, the party requires dissolution or resurrection with a new messiah to replace Donald Trump, its presidential hopeful. Trump wants to make America great again. However, the America in his imagination is an insular dystopian […]readmore

View From Here

Election 2016

By David Mark Greaves Looking at both political conventions, even for the most cynical, it cannot be argued that this election is six of one, half dozen of the other. This one is for real. The Republicans made a testosterone-driven expression of such white male anger and hate that the ugliness was on full display, […]readmore

National News

Mothers of the Movement

Geneva Reed-Veal: One year ago yesterday, I lived the worst nightmare anyone could imagine. I watched as my daughter, Sandra Bland, was lowered into the ground in a coffin. Sandy, my fourth of five daughters, was gone. No, not on administrative leave, but on permanent leave from this earth, found hanging in a jail cell after […]readmore