Feature: Annual Hibernian Mass at Lourdes/Mother Mary of Our Savior Parish

Story and Photos by Tom Loughlin, Jr. | Staff writer/photographer Utica—Members of the Men’s Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Ladies of Knock Oneida County Divisions honored their departed members and the victims of the...
Shriners

Feature Story: The Band ‘Foreigner’ Boosts Shriners Children’s Hospital Through CD Sales at NY...

Photos by Tom Loughlin Jr. | Story by Tom Loughlin Jr. and Mark Alvarado Syracuse NY, Aug 28 2022—When the Loughlin Lenses (and I) rolled into Chevy Court on my rented “Scootaround” mobility scooter, I was surprised and...

Our New Neighbors: Exploring the Cultural and Historical Context of a Racist Conspiracy Theory...

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“Mi familia, mis amigos, mi casa.” That is what Lourdes Matheus, age 35, had to leave behind in Venezuela; her family, her friends, and her home. Matheus was a Social Studies teacher and a social worker...

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...