Poetry : I Can’t Breathe -By Jasper Sammon

Kneeling, kneeling and praying for the lost souls of injustice, Kneeling on a football field to show a nation that change is needed. Kneeling on the neck of a man who you THINK is wrong for...

Support George Floyd Justice Policing Act.

By Judy Jerome I grew up with the notion that police officers are your friend.  Remember Officer Friendly?  Remember Mr. Rogers’ policeman pal, Officer Clemmons?  I have a family member who was a State Police...

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Oneida County Board of Election Commissioners Lose Their Jobs

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A Statement by Indivisible Mohawk Valley CITY-- Both of the Oneida County Board of Election commissioners losing their jobs is a step towards justice for the voters of Oneida county, especially those who were unable...

West Utica’s New Boutique

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By Paul Dumas, Ph.D. Residents in Utica have yet another reason to be thankful for a new service on offer in the Varick District. Just above Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen on the corner of...

Complaint Filed over Alleged Altercation Outside Observer Dispatch

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This evening, roughly 45 Trump supporters held a demonstration outside of the Observer Dispatch on Oriskany St. The conservative group was protesting against what they call “fake news” and chose the OD as their location....

College/Community Partnership for Racial Justice Reform Offers Fourth Webinar

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“Understanding the Use of Force” Clinton, N.Y. - The College/Community Partnership for Racial Justice Reform is offering its fourth free online and broadcast webinar program this Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., on WPNY (channel 11 analog...

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,...

Understanding the Movement in Utica

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Local activist groups and what they stand for By Sarah Watkins, Peter Coney, and Eamon Handzel The Utica area has seen a rise in public demonstrations in the past few years coming from many political sides....

Black Leadership Collective Addresses Public

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By Cassandra Harris-Lockwood In the wake of the recent police violence upon Kerwin Taylor and subsequent marches, rumors and rallies regarding the incident, on Monday at 2PM September 21 at 2P.M. at the Black Lives...