Day: January 14, 2021

World News

Haitian “Leaders” Sold Out the Haitian People

By Joe Gonzalez,OTP Contributor This week marks eleven years since the January 12, 2010 massive earthquake that rocked Haiti killing over 300,000 people. The earthquake measured 7.2 on the Richter Scale.The eyes of the world were transfixed on Haiti. People the world over were horrified at the pictures and videos of the sheer scale of […]readmore

Health & Wellness

Emotional Support Helpline Announced

For First Responders & Essential Workers Millions of people have been touched by the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to ravage the world; however, no one has been more overwhelmed than first responders and essential workers. But, who takes care of them while they are helping others?  The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) […]readmore

Health & Wellness

Black Leaders Discuss Concerns at CEMOTAP

Virtual Health Forum, Saturday, January 23 “The U.S. medical establishment has a long legacy of discriminating and exploiting black Americans, the indelible memory of which remains deeply embedded in the collective consciousness of the community. Historically, medicine has used black bodies, without consent, for its own advancement; while, medical theories, technologies, and institutions were used […]readmore

What's Going On

What’s Going On

WINTER IN AMERICA/2021While most Americans are euphoric about the January 5 Georgia runoff for the two US Senate seats won by Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff (which flipped the chamber’s majority to blue), most Americans are aghast and uneasy about the January 6 failed coup in the nation’s Capitol on January 6 — an […]readmore

Community News

Our Time Press Q&A with …ROGER WAREHAM

Roger Wareham is a lawyer and political activist of over four decades. He is a member of the December 12th Movement, an organization of African people which organizes in the Black and Latino community around human rights violations.Roger is the International Secretary-General of the International Association Against Torture (AICT), a non-governmental organization in consultative status before […]readmore


Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Celebrates the Life and Legacy

“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed.”The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail” 4/16/63 by JESSY EDWARDS,www.bkreader.comIn 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote about freedom from behind bars in Birmingham Jail, after being arrested and thrown into […]readmore

City Politics


New York State Regents Elect Dr. Lester W. Young, Jr. Chancellor Dr. Lester W. Young, Jr’s Monday election by the Board of Regents to the pivotal role of Chancellor of New York State gives New York students and teachers a leader who is compassionate, consistent and who inspires. Held in esteem by families, educators, education scholars […]readmore