CHL’s Save the Community Gardens Birthday Bash!

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  Please share this widely and wildly! My birthday is this Wednesday, September 7th. The Garden, the Study Buddy Club, and For The Good are in peril. Please come to possibly the last Linwood Place...

Japanese Barberry, The Tick Magnet

Japanese Barberry, The Tick Magnet If you live in the country around here, either you or someone you know has been bitten by a tick, the bad tick, the tiny red and black deer tick....

From the Editors Desk: So Leeenna

Ok. So, I got a call today from one of the female family members from the Riot at Revels. Presumably, she was a rioter as she was determined to tell me why I should...

Becoming a Caricature of Ourselves

Becoming a Caricature of Ourselves I’m pretty left of center when it comes to the majority of issues, specifically those that are socially engineered. But a recent AP story caught my attention and made me...

Phoenix Editorial Page :The Myths and Truths About White Privilege

Ten Myths and Truths About White Privilege The term “White privilege” is heard everywhere from the news to social media to in-person conversations today. Everyone knows it has something to do with racism, particularly...

My Father’s Battle with Housing Discrimination in the early 1950’s

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By Cassandra Harris Lockwood                                   Photo by Vernon J. Harris, Jr. Vernon J. Harris, Jr. graduated from Catholic University in...

CHL October Editorial: Where is that Goal Post?

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Black Folks Can Never Score By Cassandra Harris-Lockwood A stream of racially explicit initiatives have been recently announced by the Community Foundation, hereafter the CF. It began with an announcement from former board chair, Ron Cucarro,...

Big B: Radio Don’t Stop

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Utica’s Black Music scene will miss Phoenix Radio DJ By Cassandra Harris-Lockwood Though I didn’t know Bryson for very long I sure knew who he was, and that was at the top of Utica’s contemporary Black...

Chamber: Wrong Message at the Wrong Time

Chamber Effort to Derail Bail Reforms Wrong Message at the Wrong Time The morning of June 19th, as many friends and supporters of For The Good and Phoenix Media were eagerly awaiting the second airing...

Pregnant Woman Alleges Violent Threat by Man on Cover

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The Utica Phoenix has been made aware of a disturbing incident which allegedly occurred at the June 7th rally in front of the State Office Building. It involved the unidentified Union worker, pictured on...