Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko, Hero at the Battle of Saratoga: by Ted Rajchal

Background Colonel Kosciuszko (Kos—choos—KO) set out for America after hearing about fighting in Lexington and Concord in the year 1775. He was already on his way across the Atlantic when the Continental Congress adopted the...

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...

Review: ‘One Night in Miami’

Review: ‘One Night in Miami’ a Deeply Affecting and Necessary Picture that is One of this Year’s Best By: Mark Ziobro Grade: A+ “One Night in Miami” is electric. Regina King’s ode to four powerhouses of the...

Mohawk Valley Almanac for March 2021

Mohawk Valley Almanac for March 2021 March is the beginning of spring in the Mohawk Valley even though there is frequently still at least some snow on the ground, especially in higher elevations of the...

The Heat Beat: Playlist: Songs About Work

The Heat Beat: Playlist: Songs About Work By Jess Szabo, Arts Writer Spring is often a time for new career goals. Many of us are looking for a new job, as we look forward to turning...

Sam Cooke’s Family Sings Too!

The late Sam Cooke and newly discovered daughter Roselyn Trapps Cooke Today, getting your DNA tested is a trend. People pay a fee to businesses like My Heritage DNA or Ancestry dot com, receive a...

Voices of Polonia: Jadwiga of Poland, Queen and Saint

Jadwiga of Poland, Queen, and Saint Queen Jadwiga of Poland was the first female monarch of the Kingdom of Poland, reigning from the 16th of October 1384 until her death on the 17th of July...

Study Buddy Club Alum is a Utica Success Story

By Phoenix Staff Utica resident Na’Jaia Engram is a Utica and Study Buddy Club success story. Currently a senior at Proctor High School, she is headed off to college in the Fall of 2021, and...

Public Health and Vaccines

From the Desk of Susan Townley This is a moment that calls for tough love. It is essential that American Blacks set aside the unresolved issues they carry in their bodies and minds that result from...

Absence of Justice Riot at Revels Funeral Home

Absence of Justice in brutal attack at Revels Funeral Home By Phoenix Staff In the middle of the June heat of last year, a couple (Monica Revels and Jeff Yeomans) were beaten in the funeral home...