Day: March 20, 2020


Community Calendar

(@ home edition) Friday, March 20th Sam Gilliam: Watercolors PACE Gallery Online Viewing Room thru 3/28. Acclaimed 86-year old artist Sam Gilliam’s much-anticipated watercolor show is at Manhattan’s Pace Gallery as scheduled, but the gallery is closed. A lyrical abstractionist, Gilliam is among the major innovators who proved that abstract art could be made relevant […]readmore

Black History

1948 Olympian Herbert Douglas Has His Say

Herbert Douglas Jr. My name is Herbert Douglas Jr. I’m a native of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, but I now live in Philadelphia and I’m interviewing with who? David Mark Greaves, Our Time Press: You were scheduled to attend the African American Heritage event in Philly that was canceled. What were you most looking forward to? HDJ: […]readmore

What's Going On

What’s Going On

COVID-19 The COVID-19 crisis is unique and nondiscriminatory. To say that we – as in the world- are all in this together is the mastery of understatement. The new coronavirus visited all continents save Antarctica. It is responsible for a pandemic health crisis and an imminent recession like no other in decades. It has brought […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

A Letter to the Self Isolated

I was like you last week, working, hanging out, stuck in the wonderful normalcy of regimen, up at this time, to work by this time, home by this time. I walked past hundreds of people last week, thousands even, and I can’t tell you which one coughed, which one touched their face and then touched […]readmore


Don’t Let Closed Schools Impede Learning

by Margo McKenzie Although schools are closed, a loss of classroom time does not have to equate with a loss of learning. With talk of the coronavirus over the last few weeks, and the prospect of school closure looming, proactive schools/teachers may have provided their students with instructional materials and/or access to learning platforms such […]readmore

Community News

Coronavirus Surges in North Brooklyn

Hasidim Ignore CDC Public Warnings By Cate Corcoran Despite a ban on gatherings of nearly any size and calls for social distancing, Hasidic schools continued to operate Tuesday and weddings proceeded as usual. A Brownstoner reader who lives in West Midwood said as he was driving to the airport he saw drop-offs and school […]readmore