Local Burmese Demand Intervention

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In the Cold of February, Utica’s Burmese population (from the country of Myanmar) rallied at Oneida Sqaure to protest the Military Dictatorship that took over the government and has been oppressing the civilians ever...

Utica’s Burmese hold protest against Military Coup in Myanmar

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Today at 2:30pm outside of Munson Williams museum, a crowd of about 50 Burmese immigrants rallied to show solidarity with their country Myanmar (formally called Burma) which has been overtaken in a military coup....

Absence of Justice Riot at Revels Funeral Home

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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...

My Father’s Battle with Housing Discrimination in the early 1950’s

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By Cassandra Harris Lockwood                                   Photo by Vernon J. Harris, Jr. Vernon J. Harris, Jr. graduated from Catholic University in...

The History and Hope of the Black Economy

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A Unique Struggle for Black Americans By Eamon Handzel The story of civilization involves the story of the minority. Whether or not that minority succeeds in its new adopted country rests almost entirely in its ability...

Complaint Filed over Alleged Altercation Outside Observer Dispatch

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This evening, roughly 45 Trump supporters held a demonstration outside of the Observer Dispatch on Oriskany St. The conservative group was protesting against what they call “fake news” and chose the OD as their location....

Women in Utica Rally to Say: Count on Us; We Will Vote

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What: We Will Vote Women’s March When: Saturday, October 17, 2020, 11 am-12 noon Where: Oneida Square roundabout at 11 am, march to Munson William Proctor Art Institute 11:30, conclude at 12 noon Utica, NY -- On...

Cuomo Makes Juneteenth an Official Holiday for New YorK

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed into law legislation (S.8598/A.10628) designating Juneteenth as an official public holiday in New York State. The new law celebrates Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end to slavery...

CHL October Editorial: Where is that Goal Post?

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Black Folks Can Never Score By Cassandra Harris-Lockwood A stream of racially explicit initiatives have been recently announced by the Community Foundation, hereafter the CF. It began with an announcement from former board chair, Ron Cucarro,...

Understanding the Movement in Utica

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Local activist groups and what they stand for By Sarah Watkins, Peter Coney, and Eamon Handzel The Utica area has seen a rise in public demonstrations in the past few years coming from many political sides....