Racial Inequality

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By Kristina Andreotta Inequality didn’t happen by chance. Since the beginning of our country, two ideas--racism and free-market capitalism--have worked together to shape how our society works. Racism and capitalism are such a large part...

Utica’s Bosnians Urge People To Never Forget The Genocide

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Yesterday marked the 26th anniversary of one of the worst moments in human history, the genocide that took place at Srebrenica in Bosnia. The Bosnians of Utica marched around the MVCC campus wearing black T-Shirts...

Does White Supremacy Exist in the Mohawk Valley?

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A Talk by Patrick Johnson, Consultant on Race and Race Matters Wednesday, November 15, 7:30 p.m. at The Other Side, 2011 Genesee St., Utica How do you identify and uproot the white supremacy that is often overlooked...

IN HONOR OF TRANSGENDER AWARENESS WEEK; GOVERNOR HOCHUL SIGNS LGBTQ+ PROTECTION BILLS

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S.674/A.459 Relates to Vacating Convictions for Offenses Committed Due to Being a Victim of Sex Trafficking, Labor Trafficking and Compelling Prostitution S.5325/A.6193 Requires Utility Companies to Allow Customers to Use Their Preferred Name and Pronouns Governor Kathy Hochul today signed...

The Impacts of Mass Incarceration Part 3

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  The Sheriff Mr. Robert M. Maciol stated our grievance policy meets all of the requirements as set forth by the SCOC. I am sure that there are numerous policies in place to regulate the...

Volunteer firefighters one step closer to cancer coverage

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By New York State Senator Joseph A. Griffo, R-Rome, 47th District Today’s structure fires are more dangerous and toxic than ever before, with everyday plastics, household items and electronic devices made of synthetic materials that...

United Nations Marks 10th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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By Doug George-Kanentiio - Akwasasne Mohawk Bear Clan For two days, April 27-28, my wife, Joanne Shenandoah, and I attended the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York City. There were a number...

Cuomo Makes Juneteenth an Official Holiday for New YorK

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed into law legislation (S.8598/A.10628) designating Juneteenth as an official public holiday in New York State. The new law celebrates Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end to slavery...

The College-Community Partnership for Criminal Justice Reform

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Hearing the People’s Voice on Criminal Justice Reform By Professor Frank Anechiarico, Maynard-Knox Professor of Government and Law In the last few months, racial injustice and murderous misconduct by police officers have become an unavoidable...

American Held Captive in Sudan Must be Freed

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By John Zogby: Initially featured in the Huffington Post Mr. Rudwan Dawod, 35, is both a Sudanese and U.S. citizen, a husband and father, and a prominent member of the Sudanese Congress Party and Adviser...