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...

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...

Build It At St. Luke’s Page-Community Foundation: Have You Really Turned Your Back on...

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By: Cassandra Harris Lockwood Due to the ever-increasing number of letters in opposition to the construction of a new MVHS hospital in downtown Utica, the Phoenix has dedicated space for citizens and groups to express...

Remembering the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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By Cassandra Harris Lockwood, Editor-in-chief. “The most persistent and urgent question there is, is what are you doing for others?”Montgomery, Alabama, 1957, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On this the 50th anniversary of the...

When Will It Be Safe To Be Black In America?

By: Cassandra Harris-Lockwood So, America has finally managed to criminalize the condition of being Black. Black people had previously assumed that once we were able to provide proof that these terrible things were really happening...

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...

Lockwood Celebrates 50 Years in Law

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On October 25, 2017, The Oneida County Bar Association honored 12 members who have practiced law for 50 years or more. Among the honorees was Stephen L. Lockwood, Esq., Chairman of the Board of...

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...

Community Garden Donates

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Organically grown cabbages, sweet peppers, Honey Nut squash, and rutabagas all grown in the For the Good, Inc.'s Community Gardens were donated to Mother Marianne's Westside Kitchen all the fixin's for Thanksgiving dinner. For The Good...