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Our Time Press The Local Newspaper With the Global View Our Time Press is the largest African American fully owned and operated weekly newspaper in Brooklyn, New York.

Founded in 1996 as a monthly periodical by husband and
wife team David Mark Greaves and Bernice Elizabeth Green, the multi-award winning, family-run paper
is published by DBG Media and enjoys a diverse readership of 40,000 weekly throughout New York
City, Westchester, the Capital Region and beyond.

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09/16/2022
NYC Government Wants New Yorker’s Advice on Funding Community’s Needs

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By Fern E. GillespieDo you have an idea about making your community better? The People’s Money, New York City’s first-ever citywide participatory budgeting process, is asking New Yorkers aged 11 and up how to spend $5 million of mayoral expense funding to address their community’s needs.“Thr...

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09/16/2022
Esther Jackson, 105: Life reflected the 20th century struggle for equality

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By Timothy V. Johnsonpeoplesworld.orgEsther Cooper Jackson was part of an “astonishingly excellent cohort of Black women of an earlier generation, including Claudia Jones; Shirley Graham; Louise Patterson; and Dorothy Burnham – who is still with us (fortunately) at the age of 108 – who will se...

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09/16/2022
Council Member Farah N. Louis: “Non-Profits are the Lifeblood of Underserved Communities!”

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By Fern GillespieIn 2019, Council Member Farah N. Louis was newly installed in her former boss Jumaane Williams’ seat when she successfully pushed for legislation to create a new city office that would help nonprofits navigate the city’s contracting system. The bill would require then Mayor Bill...

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09/16/2022
What’s Going On – 9/15

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WGO/NYCHARLEM: Harlem hosts the 53rd Annual African American Day Parade, AADP, which is back in real time with myriad marquee events, on Sunday, September 18, 1- 6 pm along its traditional route on Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (aka Seventh Avenue) from 111th to 137th Streets. “Good Health Is Esse...

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09/09/2022
NY State Awards Only Two Environmental Justice Grants to NYC Black and Hispanic Non-Profits

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By Fern GillespieNew York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has awarded $3.1 million in Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants for 32 New York State community-based organizations to support projects that address environmental and public health concerns in minority and low-i...

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09/09/2022
What’s Going On – 9/8

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USA/SUMMER/FALLSummer is almost over, and fall arrives imminently as American society slides into a new, awkward normal with loose contours. Sports domination, a necessary distraction in most societies, is back with a vengeance. The NY Tennis Open ends this week after we witnessed the exit of Tennis...

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09/04/2022
Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Foremost Literary Scholar, Joins Our Time Press; Her New “Hear Our Voices” Column Launches This Week

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We are pleased to announce Dr. Brenda M. Greene, the foremost literary scholar, activist, essayist and analyst, is a new columnist for Our Time Press.Dr. Greene’s new monthly column Hear Our Voices will feature book reviews, essays, literary programs, and critical issues related to books, literatu...

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09/03/2022
NYC Council mulls exactly where Times Square is, in bill to bar weapons in public

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By Gwynne HoganMatt KatzThegothamist.ComThe New York City Council is considering a bill that defines the parameters of Times Square, in order to put boundaries around the area where fi****ms will continue to be prohibited, even as the rules for carrying concealed handguns loosen across the country.T...

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09/03/2022
Will a provision in the Inflation Reduction Act help Black communities get environmental justice?

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The Inflation Reduction Act might be the most significant step America has taken on climate change—and Black people stand to benefit— but there is still much more work to do.By David A. Lovethegriot.comIs a key to helping protect Black communities from climate change hidden in the Inflation Redu...

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09/02/2022
Transformative Times

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Bridge Street Development Corporation’s Innovative Community and Business Initiatives in Central Brooklyn By Fern Gillespie When major institutions like the Bridge Street Development Corporation partner with community groups like the Tompkins Avenue Merchant Association (TAMA), the benefits to the...

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09/02/2022
What’s Going On – 9/1

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NEW YORKAUGUST 23 PRIMARY RESULTS: Who’s Who in Congress and NYS Senate in November. The Primary Democrats who are victors include Brooklyn Senators Kevin Parker and Jabari Brisport, Harlem Senators Cordell Cleare, and Senator Robert Jackson. Democrats who will return to the 118th Session of Congr...

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09/02/2022
Laying These Ghosts to Rest

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A Call for Reproductive Justice Take My Hand, A Novelby Dolen Perkins-Valdez359 pp. Berkley, Penguin Random HouseBy Dr. Brenda M. Greene Dolen Perkins-Valdez, a bestselling author, has written a narrative inspired by the real-life case of the Relf sisters, the young Black girls (Mary Alice, 14, and....

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08/25/2022
107th Birthday Celebrated

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Mrs. Eleanor Maybelle Mayhew, born August 14, 1915, celebrated her 107th birthday on Sunday 14 at the Brooklyn Gardens Nursing and Rehab Center, surrounded by family and friends. Mrs. Mehu is originally from Barbados and has lived in Brooklyn for 49 years. Had a career as a housekeeper in high-end N...

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08/25/2022
What’s Going On – 8/25

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NEW YORKThe MIDTERMS: The extended NY Primary season ended on August 23. The turnout was low, and the electorate was confused. It was a contest for House of Representatives and NYS Senate seats. The Downstate Primary Democrat Congress victors include Jerrold Nadler, District 12; Daniel Goldman, Dist...

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08/25/2022
December 12th Movement Calls for “Resistance and Reparations” at Garvey Day Rally

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By Amadi AjamuOn the 20th Anniversary of the first National Reparations Day Rally held on the National Mall on August 17, 2002, in Washington, DC, sponsored by the December 12th Movement, a Marcus Garvey commemoration rally was held at Restoration Plaza in Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza in Bro...

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08/25/2022
Texas gov busing asylum seekers to NYC may unintentionally offer them stronger safety nets

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BY ARUN VENUGOPALThe GothamistAs Texas Gov. Greg Abbott continues to send busloads of migrants to New York, he may unintentionally be giving them a better chance of obtaining asylum.The newly-arrived migrants are far more likely to have their asylum cases approved in New York City Courts than they w...

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08/23/2022
Richard Jones Speaks

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(Below are Excerpts from His Closing Remarks at the August 12 Memorial Tribute.) …  Al Vann was a living legend who embodied the full spectrum of a Servant Leader, a gentleman; a strong and purposeful leader and activist; and above all, a dedicated family man. He loved his family, Mildred or Cook...

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08/20/2022
Everyplace Ain’t Brooklyn

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Fulton Count District Attorney Fani T. Willis. Credit: The Atlanta Voice View From Here By David Mark Greaves Republican Liz Cheney’s overwhelming defeat in Wyoming because she defied Donald Trump is a stark reminder of what a gift it is to live in Brooklyn and the imperative to follow politics. N...

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08/19/2022
Pursuing Excellence

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An Evening of Reflections Friday, August 12The Life & Legacy of The Honorable Albert Vann, hosted by the Hon. Letitia James, at Boys & Girls High School, opened with a drumming procession by the Richard Green Group and a grand processional entrance by matriarch Mildred Vann and her family members. R...

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08/19/2022
What’s Going On – 8/18

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NEW YORK’S 8/23 PRIMARYThe next week is about New York’s August 23 Primary for congressional representatives and NYS Senate members. It is imperative that the electorate goes to the polls next Tuesday. Early voting continues through August 21. The two congressional races that media is poised on ...

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08/19/2022
City Council District is Changing Next Year. Here’s How to Weigh In

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The commission charged with drawing new political boundaries for New York City’s legislative body will take input from the public through end of August. By Rachel Holliday SmithHiram Alejandro DuránTHE CITYYour new City Council district is being drawn right now. And you can weigh in on the proces...

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08/18/2022
Congressional Black Caucus Coalition Join Jeffries, Clarke to Honor Shirley Chisholm

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From Left to right: Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV-04), Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18), Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY-09), Rev. Dr. Gary V. Simpson, pastor, Historic Concord Baptist Church of Christ, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA-13), Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-08), Congr...

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08/16/2022
Congressional Black Caucus Coalition Join Jeffries, Clarke to Honor Shirley Chisholm

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From Left to right: Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV-04), Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18), Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY-09), Rev. Dr. Gary V. Simpson, pastor, Historic Concord Baptist Church of Christ, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA-13), Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-08), Congr...

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08/12/2022
Barriers Are Broken in The Kings County Supreme Court Nominating Process

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By W. Taharka RobinsonThe Kings County Democratic Party broke barriers last week by nominating seven people of color to the Kings County Supreme Court. Judge Robin Sheares, judge Cheryl Gonzales, Judge Craig S. Walker. Judge Lorna McAllister, Judge Cenceria Edwards, Judge Dweynie Paul and Judge Patr...

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