Day: November 12, 2020

Black History

“Central Park 5” & Donald Trump – 5 Fast Facts

Inquiring Minds …Contract on Black America? In January, 1989, Donald Trump, mogul, appeared as himself in Bobby Brown’s On Our Own music video. In May 1989, he took out an ad in The New York Times seeking the death penalty for innocent Black teenagers, ages 14, 15, 16 falsely accused of raping a Central Park […]readmore

National News

Bet on Black: Top Ten Ranked HBCUs for Early Enrollment

By Maitefa AngazaAs early enrollment opens in a few days, (November 1st) and higher education institutions across the nation tout their bona fides, Our Time Press highlights here the top 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for consideration. They provide a rich experience grounded in the high value that Black people have always placed […]readmore

Community News

Community Activism Works, Voter Education a Must

CivicsBy David Mark Greaves Rev. W. Taharka Robinson is the founder of the Brooklyn Anti-Violence Coalition (BAVC), a community activist, and a political strategist. Taharka Robinson has worked tirelessly for two decades in and around the Bedford Stuyvesant community. He led the ten-year effort to bring to justice to the family of Chanel Petro-Nixon, a […]readmore

City Politics

New York State Covid Update

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo updated New Yorkers Tuesday on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A rise in cases during the fall and winter was to be expected and New Yorkers are urged to wear masks, socially distance and wash their hands and to be wary of gatherings.New York State’s position during the […]readmore

National News

Kamala Harris and Black Women Voters Helped Joe Biden Get

By Brittney Cooper When Americans elected Kamala Harris Vice-President, they symbolically completed a 150-year project of recognizing the right of Black people to exercise the full franchise as citizens. In 1870, the 15th Amendment gave African American men the right to vote. In 1920, the 19th Amendment secured the franchise for women. We commemorated both […]readmore

What's Going On

What’s Going On

ANATOMY OF 11/3 ELECTIONLast week was “the best of times and the worst of times” for American political cognoscenti. The 11/3 election did not deliver the desired Pollyanna outcomes held dear by American progressives. Results expelled the lead protagonist of the evil empire, POTUS 45, a major accomplishment. Joe Biden is USA President elect, the […]readmore

National News

President-Elect Biden’s Plan For Black America

INVESTING IN AFRICAN AMERICAN BUSINESSES and ENTREPRENEURS Double funding for the State Small Business Credit Initiative.The Obama-Biden Administration created the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) to support small businesses, driving $10 billion in new lending for each $1 billion in SSBCI funds. Biden will extend the program through 2025 and double its federal funding to $3 […]readmore

Black History

A Salute to Brooklyn Veterans

Osceola “Ozzie” FletcherEducator and Co-founder, Guardians AssociationOn Veterans Day, the only tour of duty World War II combat vet Army Private Osceola Fletcher, 98, prefers talking about is the military. But throughout life “Ozzie” has made history or held a position at the crossroads of history-making events or played a role in teaching it. He […]readmore