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Pre-Juneteenth Gallery

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All photos were taken by Eamon Handzel.

The Heat Beat: Start listening to…Jazz

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By Jess Szabo, Arts Writer Phoenix Radio features programs in a variety of music genres, and each one of those is likely to be unfamiliar to at least some of us. We all have our...

I’ve Gotten My COVID-19 Vaccine, Now What? Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Vice President for...

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By Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Vice President for Medical Affairs, Lorna Fitzpatrick, M.D. Fully vaccinated, can they stop wearing their mask? Not yet. The vaccines are highly effective, but we’re still learning how long they can protect...

Bathing The Infant Buddha

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The ritual of bathing the Buddha is conducted every year on Buddha’s birthday. This practice has been inherited from the Buddha times and is still observed by Buddhists around the world The Origin Of...

Voices of Polonia: Agrippa Hull, Military Orderly to Colonel Thaddeus Kosciusko

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  By Ted Rajchel Background Somewhere between three and four hundred Black men served in the continental army during the Battle of Saratoga. It is difficult to tell exactly how many because soldiers were not identified by...

NYS Cannabis Legislation ≠ Economic Equity for Black People

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  By Regina Smith and Maria Granville New York State legalization advocates are rejoicing with the passing of MRTA (Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act). Finally, individuals, families, and communities most harmed by the war on...

Palestinians are Natives

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  by Doug George-Kanentiio Under the provisions of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), of which Israel is a signatory, the Palestinian people are native and have a right to live...

“Emma Amos: Color Odyssey Trailblazing African American Artist at MWPAI

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UTICA, NY…Bold mixed-media paintings by a trailblazing artist who challenged society regarding race, gender, and privilege will be showcased in “Emma Amos: Color Odyssey,” on view June 19 through September 12 in the Museum...

Legal Myths & Reality By Judge Joan Shkane

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By Judge Joan Shkane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality because those informed are always the most successful. MYTH: Immigration law is stuck in an unchangeable rut. REALITY: Federal immigration policy is very...

The First Time We Had Pride

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By Ron Klopfanstein   The first swell of rainbows, the Utica Gay Pride Parade of 1998 Twenty-three years ago,  That Place on Bleeker Street was the “gay bar” in the area and the only safe space to...