Day: May 15, 2020

At Home

Dispatch from Rural Ghana

… where Hand Washing is Sustainable on Purpose Two years ago, Brooklyn’s Stephen Mohney and Donald Yao Molato, in Ghana, provided Our Time Press with a report on sustainability projects in the rural village of WLI ((pron. Will-lee) Afegame. Mohney, a former P.S. 3 teacher and Environmental Coordinator, is founder of Tech4Ghana, a nonprofit that […]readmore

City Politics

Rep. Yvette Clarke, Sen. Wyden lead letter to prevent AI

By Carib News With the advancement of AI across the society, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) and Oregon Senator Ron Wyden led a letter to House and Senate Leadership urging that the next stimulus package include protections against federal funding of biased algorithms.AI is playing a very key role in COVID-19 data, monitoring individuals, allocating […]readmore

National News

STEM News: Princeton Names its First Black Valedictorian in the

By Alaa Elassar, CNN Princeton University has named its first Black valedictorian in the school’s 274-year history.Nicholas Johnson, a Canadian student majoring in operations research and financial engineering, has been named valedictorian of Princeton’s Class of 2020, the university announced in a news release.  “It feels empowering. Being Princeton’s first Black Valedictorian holds special significance […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be

Going outside is different, ain’t it? I went to Wegman’s yesterday to do food shopping and waited on a line that wrapped itself around the corner onto Flushing Avenue, while standing approximately six feet from the person in front of me. We were all wearing masks, and being around a bunch of people wearing masks […]readmore

What's Going On

What’s Going On

COVID-19/UPDATESThere are few people living in America, who are not COVID-19 101 scholars. The media (social, written, electronic) cycle is relentless. In addition to the mainstream media, Americans are treated to daily, separate, press conferences by NYS Governor Cuomo and NYC Mayor de Blasio. WGO will make some detours into other areas of American life. […]readmore

Community News

Salmon, Wright Pick Up Endorsements in Open Senate Race

By Stephen Witt, KCP Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright (D-Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Brooklyn) and Jason Salomon each picked up solid endorsements this week in their Democratic Primary race to succeed retiring State Sen. Vamanette Montgomery in the 25th Senate district covering Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Red Hook, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Sunset Park, Gowanus, and Park Slope.Wright received the endorsement from […]readmore

National News

The Black Obesity Epidemic and Coronavirus

By Maitefa AngazaBy now we’ve all heard that African Americans, and Black people overall, comprise the vast majority of cases of COVID-19 across the United States. The reasons cited — not that we didn’t know — are the high levels of life-threatening illnesses, healthcare disparities, income inequality, racism and stress we endure. Symptomatic of all […]readmore