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...

The Heat Beat: Insight and Reflections on the music heard on Phoenix Radio

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The Heat Beat: Insight and Reflections on the music heard on Phoenix Radio By Jess Szabo Arts Writer  Learning about music through film: Fact and fiction in The United States vs. Billie Holiday Listening to music,...

Myths and Realities: Cancel Culture by By Jess Szabo, Arts Writer

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Myths and Realities: Cancel Culture “Cancel culture” refers to the modern social practice of professionally ruining and socially shunning someone. The person whose career and social life gets ruined is said to be “cancelled.”...

Rick’s Famous Juicy Burgers Review

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Having heard about some new extraordinary burger joint on Broad street that the staff at the Phoenix are all raving about, I decided to check it out for myself. I most certainly wasn’t disappointed...

Introducing Emmie Pizarro and Your Asian Neighbor

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My name is Emerita A. Pizarro. My friends call me Emmie. I am a Filipino-American, born and raised in Metro Manila and married to an African American man, born and raised in Utica. I...

My Aunt Dr. Jean Harris was a Trailblazing Female Physician

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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’

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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...

Legal Myths & Reality: Judge Joan Shkane

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March, 2021 This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because those informed are always the most successful. MYTH:  An adult incapacitated person with a significant developmental disability cannot be adopted because the adult’s...

From the Editors Desk: So Leeenna

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Ok. So, I got a call today from one of the female family members from the Riot at Revels. Presumably, she was a rioter as she was determined to tell me why I should...

Becoming a Caricature of Ourselves

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Becoming a Caricature of Ourselves I’m pretty left of center when it comes to the majority of issues, specifically those that are socially engineered. But a recent AP story caught my attention and made me...