Day: February 22, 2020


Community Calendar

Friday, February 21st Her Life’s A Dance: A Toni Morrison Tribute Dance Party BAM Café, Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave., 9pm, FREE. Join in a special edition of BAMcafé Live with a dance party hosted by the trailblazing DJ and sound collage artist DJ Reborn. The dance party directly follows Lilac Dust: Traces […]readmore

Community News

Assemblymember Charles Barron Speaks: on the Need For Black Power

State Assemblymember Charles Barron, 60th AD, hosted a panel on Black Power at last weekend’s meeting of the New York State Black and Puerto Rican Association of Legislators. See below the Our Time Press exclusive conversation with Assemblymember Barron earlier this week. OTP: Black Power, are you stating it’s still relevant? Assemblyman Charles Barron: Absolutely. […]readmore

What's Going On

What’s Going On

WHAT’S GOING ON By Victoria Horsford AMERICANA 2020 Are the 2020 Democratic hopefuls running against President Trump or each other? As soon as one surges in national polls, he/she becomes the focus of malice by the other. Dem newcomer Michael Bloomberg, great billionaire disruptor, qualifies for the next Democratic Presidential debate in Nevada on February […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

Orwellian Doublespeak

One of my favorite novels of all time is the book 1984, a profound story about a bleakly dystopian society governed by propaganda, surveillance and censorship. The purpose of the book was to show the reader the horrible possibilities of totalitarianism through the eyes of Winston Smith, a man who is problematic because of his […]readmore

Black History

Malcom X Murder Case May be Reopened 54 Years Later

On the eve of the anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance has indicated that his office may reopen the murder investigation. His statement is prompted by new revelations in the new Netflix documentary “Who Killed Malcolm X,” researched by Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, a central figure in the documentary.readmore

City Politics

Judge Betty Staton Speaks: Part 1 of 3

At last week’s annual meeting of the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators in Albany, Our Time Press was fortunate to encounter Judge Betty Staton and arrange the following interview. Here Judge Staton, President of Legal Services, Brooklyn Legal Services, discusses the importance of this year’s Census. David Mark Greaves, OTP: […]readmore

National News

Black, Puerto Rican People Power on The Hill

Part One of Two Parts It was a productive weekend loaded with exchanges of impactful information and resources, and rededication to objectives in the service of the people. The New York State Black and Puerto Rican Association of Legislators gathered with colleagues and constituents for their annual meeting at the Legislative Office building in Albany. […]readmore