Wednesday 20 September 2017
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Category: Featured News, Politics, State/National News


State, Local Officials Commemorate 16th Anniversary of Sept. 11

By Staff –   Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered remarks to commemorate the sixteenth anniversary of Sept. 11 on Monday, honoring the...


Police Arrest Black NFL Player Because He Was “Acting Suspicious”

By Frederick H. Lowe –   ( – A Las Vegas police officer pointed a gun at Seattle Seahawks defensive end...

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Black Immigrant Organization Angry about Trump Rescinding DACA

By Frederick Lowe –   ( -The Black Alliance for Just Immigration, the nation’s largest black-led...

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Africa’s Floods Largely Unnoticed Despite High Death Toll

( – “Floods in Africa in August killed 25 times more people than Hurricane Harvey did.” That was the headline...


Democratic Party Is ‘Divided Against Itself': Who Will Win The Syracuse Primaries?

Residents of Syracuse are preparing for Tuesday’s mayoral primary, and the Democratic Party is still “divided against...

Syracuse ‘Struggling’ Schools Will Soon Learn Their Receivership Fate

After the last two years of being on a state watch list, nine Syracuse city schools will learn next month whether the improvements...

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Update: Davis Loses Appeal to Remain on Mayoral Ballot

By Staff –   (Update, Sept. 6) – The New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division in Rochester has dismissed...


Mississippi Courthouse Keeps Emmett Till’s Memory Alive

By Frederick H. Lowe –   ( – The Emmett Till Interpretive Center, which was founded to keep alive the...

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Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, Albany Among Top 30 Millennial-Friendly Cities

Syracuse and other parts of central and upstate New York have been just under major market status for years. Though each metropolitan area...


New Financial Center Aims to Close Racial Wealth Gap – Starting with HBCUs

By Hazel Trice Edney –   ( – During the 2008 housing crisis, an estimated 7 million Americans lost...