Rome Officer Under Scrutiny for Questionable Action

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By Peter Coney “The Officer in my video earlier gave a lot of information out.”   Last week, in Rome NY, a Black woman suffered the indignity of someone spray-painting racial slurs and swastikas on her moving...

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...

Regional Philanthropic Agencies Fail Blacks

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When The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties announced their plans last month for a Racial Equity and Social Justice initiative, one important fact was missing from their press release. While it seems...

A Very Special Tuesday in the Garden

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By Cassandra Harris-Lockwood Tuesdays in the Linwood Place Garden are regularly very busy days. This past September 15, as usual, Garden Leader Erin Corrigan was there along with community gardener, Tru Lee, harvesting cilantro, marjoram,...

Downtown Utica New Year’s Eve Gallery

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All photos taken by Eamon Handzel. See full article here 

Bosnian Americans Fear Return of Violence in the Balkans

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As much as people want historical conflicts to simply die off in the past and no longer trouble them, the conflicts find a way of lingering on. The motives, biases, and hatreds that spawned...

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...

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...

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...