Category: Editorial, Hot News

The Real Story of Juneteenth Must be Told, Historians and Educators Say

by Hazel Trice Edney When President Joe Biden signed into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act last year, making Juneteenth a...

Can I Get a Powdered Donut With a Blue Badge in the Middle…

Op-ed by Rajesh Barnabas If I hear one more critic of the newly formed Police Accountability Board mention “performance goals” I am...

Reflections on the Massacre of the Buffalo 10 & Racism

Op-ed by Antoine M. Thompson The moment I learned of the shooting at Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, NY I was shocked and saddened, which...

June is National Men’s Health Month

Health Op-ed by Sparkle Wells June is National Men’s Health Month! In honor of National Men’s Health Month, we would like to give you...

RCSD School Budget: There Must Be a Better Way

Op-ed by Don Bartalo During April and May, I attended every Zoom meeting of the RCSD finance committee and full board. During that period,...

The Rochester City School District Is Full of Racist Teachers & other Employees

Op-ed by Howard Eagle Multiple (back to back), blatant instances of the most hideous forms of racism within the Rochester City School...

“Just Train” My life was enriched by having the opportunity to train and know Sensei Kishi

By Henry I Padrón-Morales As we head into a new year while considering the past two, Sensei Kishi’s words continue to shine a light on...

The New Multiracial America

The New Multiracial America By Julianne Malveaux (Spanish version available.) So you are sitting on a park bench, just enjoying the...

Black August

Henry Padron-Morales Rochester NY celebrated Black August Beginning on August 1, 2021. The opening event was answering the question; What...

“Largest ballistic missile attack against Americans ever!”

By Raoul Lowery Contreras (Versión en español disponible.) When Iranian missiles were used by Iranian-sponsored militias in Iraq to...