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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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The Reverend Dr. Emma Jordan Simpson Becomes President of Auburn Seminary

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Auburn Seminary, a center for empowering leaders of faith and moral courage since 1818, announced on October 1st the appointment of the Reverend Dr. Emma Jordan-Simpson as its new president. She succeeds the Rev. Dr. Katharine Henderson, Auburn’s 10th president, who began stewarding this transiti...

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What’s Going On: 10/7

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NEW YORK, NYNYC elections are a month away. The Bill de Blasio mayoralty ends on December 31. Change, uncertainty, and hope are low hanging invaders hovering over NYC. A new mayor will be tasked with monumental challenges facing this busy, chaotic, multicultural city state, the main artery of Americ...

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Councilman Rodriquez Endows Hart Island “Potter’s Field” With Heart

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CM Ydanis Rodriquez’s Statement: “On December 2019, I was proud to join Mayor de Blasio, Melinda Hunt, President of the Hart Island Project, family and loved ones of people currently buried at Hart Island, and advocates as we signed into law Intro. 906-A, a bill I introduced to the Council trans...

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Stuyvesant Heights Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Historic Landmarking

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By Bryant McInnisOn Saturday, September 18, 2021, the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District celebrated its 50th year landmark designation. It was a glorious day to celebrate the Stuyvesant Heights historic half century anniversary in Fulton Park. It was all coordinated by Community Board 3 Landmark a...

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Medgar Evers College among 4 CUNY schools to receive $1M annually to increase Black and Brown Teachers in NYC Schools

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The New York State Education Department (NYSED) awarded $5.4 million in My Brother’s Keeper Teacher Opportunity Corps II (TOC II) grants to four senior colleges in The City University of New York, including Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. The grants will increase the number of racial and ethnic ...

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Until I Am Free: Keisha N. Blain discusses Fannie Lou Hamer with Alexis Coe

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Thu, Oct 7 2021 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Virtual “We have a long fight and this fight is not mine alone, but you are not free whether you are white or Black, until I am free.”—Fannie Lou Hamer A blend of social commentary, biography, and intellectual history, Until I Am Free is a manifesto […]

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View From Here

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By David Mark GreavesWe have more “worst fear” days coming for America than we had ever imagined. The White supremacists have decided that if they are to act at all, before the country turns even less White and with everyone having a vote, then this is their time to make their move; voter suppre...

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Black Military Members Known As Buffalo Soldiers to be Honored With Memorial Statue at West Point

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by Brian GoodAs statues of historical figures such as Christopher Columbus and Robert E. Lee — both of whom have potentially racist or otherwise troubling backstories — are regularly being removed from places of honor in urban areas, a new set of heroes we can proudly look up to are emerging in ...

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What’s Going On – 9/30

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NEW YORK, NYIn attempt to stem the spread of COVID19 and the Delta variant which have claimed so many lives, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Kathy Hochul have vaccine mandates in place. Many essential workers in public education and at health care facilities are vaccine averse and are prepared...

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Acclaimed Stem Educator Links Marvel’s Black Captain America to the Power Of Stem Education

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STEM Global Action Founder Dr. Calvin Mackie Sees STEM as a powerful ‘Superhero Force’ Creating Quality Jobs and Careers for the Next Generation NEW ORLEANS, LA – Dr. Calvin Mackie is the founder of STEM Global Action (SGA), a campaign and network of affiliates that bring science, technology, ...

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Brenda Mallory, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality, Talks Climate

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Brenda Mallory is the 12th Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the first African American to hold that position. The CEQ’s mission is to coordinate the federal government’s efforts to improve, preserve, and protect America’s public health and environment.Our Time Press spok...

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City Planning Commission Rejects 960 Franklin Avenue Rezoning Application

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By Alicia Boyd, MTOPPToday, the Crown Height/Flatbush Community has made history. For the first time in the known NYC world, a project that was certified by the City Planning Commission has been voted down by the efforts of a predominately Black low to moderate income community. The 960 Franklin Ave...

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Melvin Van Peebles Dies: Icon of Black Cinema Behind ‘Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song’ & More was 89

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By Erik Pedersen,www.deadline.comMelvin Van Peebles, an actor, writer, director, producer and icon of Black cinema whose films include Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song and Watermelon Man, died Tuesday night at his Manhattan home. He was 89.His death was confirmed by his son, Mario Van Peebles, wh...

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What’s Going On: 9/23

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NEW YORK, NEW YORKNAME CHANGES: In February, 2021, Dominican Republic-born US Representative Adriano Espaillat submitted House Resolution HR77 to change the name of the northernmost parts of his Manhattan Congressional district from Sugar Hill, Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights and Inwood to Quis...

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Brooklyn-based Haitian Students Hail CUNY Debt Forgiveness “Comeback Program”

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The CUNY Comeback Program, one of the largest college debt forgiveness program in the country, forgives nearly $95 million in unpaid tuition and fee balances for mroe than 52,000 students. is a prime example of the way CUNY comes to the aid of its students and always has their backs.Of the messages....

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BP Adams, Transportation Alternatives and Community Call for Comprehensive Street Safety Plan, in Wake of Crash that Killed Infant Last Week

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Brooklyn, NY – Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined Transportation Alternatives and Families for Safe Streets, as well as local elected leaders, at the site of a fatal crash in Clinton Hill, where a reckless driver allegedly going the wrong way rammed into another car, causing both ...

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Unvaccinated People Are 11 Times More Likely To Die of COVID-19, New CDC Study Warns

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by Brian GoodDiversityinc.comThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a study that offers another reason for companies to encourage their employees to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, as well as talking points for those still concerned about potential risks involved wit...

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HBCU Hampton University is a “Vaccinated Island in a Sea of COVID”

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By Chanelle Chandleryahoonews.comAs it marks its return to in-person classes, Hampton University, a prominent historically Black college known colloquially as “Home by the Sea,” is setting an example of how to navigate the coronavirus pandemic.The school, which is located in Hampton, Va., has re...


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