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Preaching To The Choir On Mass Incarceration

May 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

      By David Dancy- On April 17th a small group of community leaders and activists met to discuss the phenomenon of Mass Incarceration at Cornerstone Baptist Church. Among them Debra Small, an activist visiting from Berkeley [Read More]

Random Acts of: People

January 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

During the holiday season in Central New York people in every community rally together to help bring Christmas to those less fortunate. In Utica/New Hartford there are multiple toy drives and annual charities like ‘Stuff The Bus’ and [Read More]

The Story Behind The Story – Wesley Jackson and the UPD

January 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

By David Dancy Photo by C. Harris-Lockwood Law enforcement has been a popular topic lately. The enforcement of laws, methods applied and outcomes from those methods has been the subject of lively public debate. Utica has not been passed over. The [Read More]

Popeyes Expolodes onto Oneida Square by David Dancy

October 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

In most cities it’s not a big deal when a new fast food restaurant opens. In the history of fast food, thousands of new restaurants have opened, hundreds every year. Bunting, parades, and ribbon cutting ceremonies are usually not part of the deal; [Read More]

Ferguson Is Just a Reminder

September 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

By David Dancy When I heard about the events in Ferguson, Missouri regarding the shooting of an unarmed (Black) teenager by a cop, I don’t even think I blinked twice. I know for a fact that I didn’t stop what I was doing and take a knee (a la [Read More]

Come Into Jamaica Serves Up Authenticity By Dave Dancy

August 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Some things in life seem meant to be. Like a beautiful sunrise/sunset or the laughter of children on a summer day. Reverend Skates demanding excellence for anyone within five square blocks of Johnson Park. And, of course, Jamaican Cuisine in Utica, [Read More]

Rolling With The Citizens Express

June 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

By David Dancy       It is very rare for the average citizen to get a chance to see their elected officials at work. On television we watch them pontificate on stage, wag their fingers and make huge promises to the people for their [Read More]

Tired Iron: Forged to Win

May 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

 By David Dancy All over America, at least once a year in elementary school the teacher will ask the children in class what they want to be when they grow up. Millions of kids raise their hands and yell out : “race car driver” or [Read More]

Guest Editorial: Black Men of Substance

December 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

By David Dancy What if you could be on the cover of a magazine? A well respected publication read by millions? Flipped through by bespectacled professionals in Dr. offices all over the country. Read cover to cover by people who have college [Read More]