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...

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...

Point-Counterpoint-Counterpoint on MVHS Hospital Upgrade

Utica Phoenix Editor-in-chief, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood,  printed an editorial opinion in the October edition of the newsmagazine, Going to the Hospital. Marques Phillips, son of  Councilman Bill Phillips and former writer for the Utica Daily...

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...

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....

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,...

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 Editor

By C Harris- Lockwood A Facebook meme which I have seen before recently popped up on my page. It was something to the effect of “No Black person alive today was ever a slave. No...

Hillary Rodham Clinton in Man’s World

By C. Harris-Lockwood There are few women and fewer men who can imagine what it is like to be a woman to dare to achieve in a ‘Man’s World.’ And there is no other woman...

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...