Feature: Utica Phoenix Radio Hosts ‘DeDe in the Morning’

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Utica Phoenix Media, 95.5 FM has reached a partnership with Compass Media Networks to host the morning show “Dede in the Morning.” The show is a contemporary talk show featuring Dede McGuire as host....
Black history

Juneteenth Photo ID Event for Oneida County Black History Archive

The Oneida County History Center and For the Good, Inc. will host a community photo identification and documentation event on Friday, June 17, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, to commemorate Juneteenth, and...

Haudenosaunee Iroquois: We Don’t Want an Apology; We Want Justice

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By Doug George-Kanentiio Native American children sitting outside the steps of the Mohawk Institute. (Photo submitted by Doug George Kanentiio). There is a reason why the Six Nations-Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) were not invited to Rome to meet...

Community Foundation Excludes FTG from $10 Million Racial Justice Funds

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Despite Establishing a $10 Million Dollar Fund for Racial Justice, The Community Foundation Excludes FTG from Funding Consideration   by Cassandra Harris-Lockwood  Within the past five years, the Community Foundation board of directors, under the leadership of Ronald...

Feature: Kim ‘Badass’ Bass — Growing Up Young, Gifted & Black in Upstate NY

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Born in 1956 in Utica NY to mother Juanita Holmes Bass and father Clarence Bass, Jr., Kim is the eldest son and younger brother to twin sisters Janice and Joyce Bass and older brother...

Happy New Year! Welcome 2022! City of Utica

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- by Eamon Handzel As the year of 2021 saw some pretty bad headlines in the news and a host of new problems in this new world, the city fathers decided that it was in...

Meet the Hummingbirds

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by Jess Szabo', Arts Writer Utica is known for having a thriving community of gifted musicians. We have everything from Pop bands to folk singers to Jazz musicians and artists who use music in interdisciplinary...

Unchained: Allan Rohan Crite, Spirituality and Black Activism at MWPAI

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UTICA, NY… “Unchained: Allan Rohan Crite, Spirituality and Black Activism,” on view at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum of Art, February 20 to May 8, is the first exhibition to explore the spiritual art of Allan...

Rollicking but Reverent

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Utica’s St Mary of Mt Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Church filled for the performance of NYC Chelsea Opera Company’s “Bending Towards the Light, Jazz Nativity” -Story and photos by Tom Loughlin, Jr. “In Bethlehem in the grotto where...

Joanne Shenandoah 1957-2021: Matriarch of Indigenous Music

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By: Michelle Schenandoah Photos By: Jane Feldman   She had a bright voice like liquid gold, a luminous heart, and a magnetic smile.   Joanne Shenandoah-Tekaliwakwah, one of the most renowned Indigenous musicians on the Native American...