Community Foundation Turns Back on Poor

It will soon be two years ago that Alicia Fernandez Dicks, CEO of the Community Foundation, last sat in the office of For The Good, Inc. While she was there I explained the need for...

Big B: Radio Don’t Stop

Utica’s Black Music scene will miss Phoenix Radio DJ By Cassandra Harris-Lockwood Though I didn’t know Bryson for very long I sure knew who he was, and that was at the top of Utica’s contemporary Black...

The Loss of Vernon Downs Greater than Anticipated

Photos and text by: Cassandra Harris-Lockwood: Harness racing is as old as America. Scenes and tales from the earliest days of our country depict horses and their drivers racing to the finish line. Still today...

Lockwood Celebrates 50 Years in Law

On October 25, 2017, The Oneida County Bar Association honored 12 members who have practiced law for 50 years or more. Among the honorees was Stephen L. Lockwood, Esq., Chairman of the Board of...

New Radio Voice FCC Approved Utica Phoenix Radio 95.5 FM

Utica area listeners will hear a new kind of radio starting early this summer as Utica Phoenix Radio- also to be known as “The Heat” - goes on the air. Phoenix Radio will be...

Build It At St. Luke’s Page-Community Foundation: Have You Really Turned Your Back on...

By: Cassandra Harris Lockwood Due to the ever-increasing number of letters in opposition to the construction of a new MVHS hospital in downtown Utica, the Phoenix has dedicated space for citizens and groups to express...

A Royal Welcome

By David Dancy Photos by Thomas E. Loughlin Jr. On Friday, July 28, 2017, For The Good Inc. (FTG) presented to the community  an event of monumental, historical, cultural importance. For the first time in the...

From The Editor

By C Harris- Lockwood A Facebook meme which I have seen before recently popped up on my page. It was something to the effect of “No Black person alive today was ever a slave. No...

When Will It Be Safe To Be Black In America?

By: Cassandra Harris-Lockwood So, America has finally managed to criminalize the condition of being Black. Black people had previously assumed that once we were able to provide proof that these terrible things were really happening...
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