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Update: Appeals Court Overturns Former Speaker Sheldon Silver’s Conviction

By Staff   (Update – July 17) – A federal appeals court has overturned former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s...

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Onondaga County Justice Center Agrees to Stop Solitary Confinement of Juveniles

By Staff –   The New York Civil Liberties Union and Legal Services of Central New York have reached an agreement with the...

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Black Millennials Honor the Lessons from Their Fathers – And Father Figures

By Hazel Trice Edney and Alanté Millow –      (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Ron Busby Jr. was only in elementary school when...

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Congressional Black Caucus, Lawmakers Slam Trump Budget

By Barrington M. Salmon –   “President Trump’s budget is based on the ill-advised idea that the poor can pull themselves up...

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Judge Denies Antonacci’s Request to Dismiss Discrimination Lawsuit, Minority Contractors Will Have Their Day in Court

By Lisa Dumas –   Three minority contractors who filed a discrimination lawsuit against Onondaga County Comptroller Robert...

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Syracuse Common Council Votes to Override Mayor’s Budget Vetoes

By Staff –   Syracuse Common Council has voted to override Mayor Stephanie Miner’s veto of 11 amendments the council...

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‘State of Black America': Washington Power Shift Brings ‘Dire Risk’ to Economic, Social Progress

By Hazel Trice Edney   (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Now more than 100 days since the inauguration of President Donald Trump and a...

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City of Syracuse Forced to Give Over Last Piece of Harbor Land to Developers

The City of Syracuse has lost its legal battle against the Cor Development Co., and as of May 1, the city will finally surrender its last...

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U.S. House Passes Republican Healthcare Bill, Group Says It Will Disproportionately Impact Women of Color

By Staff –   The American Healthcare Act, largely supported by both President Donald Trump and Republicans, narrowly won passage...

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Federal Judge Finds Texas Voter Law Discriminates Against Blacks

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that Texas’ 2011 voter photo ID law, the nation’s strictest, was...