Introducing Emmie Pizarro and Your Asian Neighbor

My name is Emerita A. Pizarro. My friends call me Emmie. I am a Filipino-American, born and raised in Metro Manila and married to an African American man, born and raised in Utica. I...

Voices of Polonia: Kazimierz Czarnecki and Mary Jackson

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Kazimierz Czarnecki and Mary Jackson—Worked Together on the Space Program at NASA By Ted Rajchel Background Kazimierz Czarnecki (engineer) was born in Poland in 1916.  He was a Polish aeronautics engineer, who worked for NACA, later NASA....

Tributes to Legendary Utica DJ Bryson Collins, Known Professionally as “Big B,” Continue Following...

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By the staff of Phoenix Radio/Utica Phoenix September 24 will always be a sad day for the staff, collaborators, and fans of Phoenix Radio.  On this day in 2019, the station lost Bryson Collins, known professionally...

“Back the Blue” Violence in Schuyler

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By Phoenix Staff Addendum: It has come to the attention of Utica Phoenix Staff that the group that protested the "Back the Blue" Rally in Schuyler were, in fact, a group known as "Utica Abolitionists."...

For The Good Sponsoring Juneteenth Music Festival on WKTV 2.2 (CBS) and 95.5 FM...

“A Time for Love,” a musical festival commemorating Juneteenth and uniting the community at this challenging time will be simulcast Saturday, June 13th from 7 to 8 pm. on WKTV 2.2, Utica's CBS affiliate...

How Iroquois Influenced American Women’s Rights Movement

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By Carri Anne Yager-Parker   As we approach the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment (which granted American women the right to vote), you may be thinking about the history of the American women’s rights movement. When...

Restaurant Review: Terrace Cafe by O’Connor’s at MWPAI

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By Phoenix Staff There is a place in this city where a person may feel as though they are among the most sophisticated and cultured elements of society while wearing jeans. Through food and art,...

My Aunt Dr. Jean Harris was a Trailblazing Female Physician

Editor's Note: This is my Aunt, Dr. Jean Harris from the 1955 cover of Ebony Magazine. She was the first Black doctor graduated from the State of Virginia. Her sister, Dr. Diane Harris, was...

Movie Buff- Chadwick Boseman, The King who Fought Like a Warrior

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  By Arpit Nayak We all carry a fondness for the world of cinema and the people who are connected to it. The occult and composite spheres of cinema are full of inclining and hard work...

Wilcor Outdoors Converts Plant to Production of PPE and Sanitizers

A long-time, local, family-owned manufacturing company has significantly shifted its direction to supply Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other supplies to essential workers who are keeping us safe from coronavirus. Wilcor, International, located at 161...