Day: September 6, 2018

Thinker's Notebook

The Foxes in the Queen’s House

I was going to title this article The Pulpit Was Toxic, but I definitely did not want to allow for the indiscretions of two preachers to mitigate the excellence that was our Queen Aretha Franklin, nor muddle the homegoing services even worse than the both of these so-called holy men literally attempted to do while […]readmore

View From Here

Randy Weston Before we get to the smallest of men, we want to talk about the biggest, master musician and Africanist, Randy Weston, who passed on September 1st at the age of 92. World-renowned for his musicianship, Randy was an educator and thought leader. Whenever he spoke, he made the connections between African rhythms, jazz […]readmore

National News

Stunning Win in Massachusetts Primary

“It’s a new day.” That’s how one activist described Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley’s upset victory over Rep. Michael Capuano, a 10-term incumbent, in yesterday’s Democratic primary. Pressley, 44, described the vote as one for “the soul of our party and the future of our democracy.” Observers say she successfully drew people of color and young voters to the polls […]readmore

What's Going On

SEPTEMBER 2018 –  America is still the land where wonders never cease. Last week, WGO reported about Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum’s upset victory over three white millionaire rivals in his quest for the Florida Governor’s Mansion. On September 4, Boston City Councilwoman Ayanna Pressley defeated 10-term Congressman Michael Capuano in a primary race.   Like other […]readmore

City Politics

Attorney General Candidate, Public Advocate Letitia James

Our Time Press: All four of the candidates in the primary for AG have strong progressive credentials. What evidence can you cite showing that you’ll be more effective than your opponents? Letitia James: I have 20 years experience representing the interests of vulnerable, marginalized communities as a former public defender representing individuals in the criminal […]readmore

Calendar Events

Community Calendar

Friday, September 7th–9th Nova Frontier Film Festival at The Billie Holiday Theater, 1368 Fulton St., Various times, Free on Fri, $10 Sat & Sun. A lineup of compelling films, panels and virtual reality media about and from the African Diaspora, the Middle East and Latin America, presented with RestorationART. This year focuses on immigration, identity and culture, with […]readmore

Community News

The Co-naming Ceremony for Frank and Doris Bell Way

For their steadfast business acumen and community service, funeral homeowners Frank and Doris Bell posthumously received the gift of a street co-naming ceremony on Saturday, September 1, 2018. Public Advocate Letitia James, who is running for New York State Attorney General, said, “Honor the life and legacy of Frank and Doris Bell. For more than […]readmore