Absence of Justice Riot at Revels Funeral Home

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...

The Heat Beat: DJ and Rapper J Easy’s “Black Lives Matter”

The Heat Beat: DJ and Rapper J Easy’s “Black Lives Matter” takes the fight for social justice to the Utica music scene. On January 6, all decent Americans watched in horror as an angry mob...

Inauguration Day Albany: All Quiet On The Western Front

The past week at New York State’s capitol building in Albany, while rumored to be the eventual sight of violence, was remarkably quiet. No coup, no large demonstrations, just the occasional protester. The FBI...

Never Forget 2020

There’s a funny thing about memorials. They remind us only that an event happened, but almost guarantee that passersby to the memorial won’t truly fathom the significance of the event. People look at the...

Local Radio Station Owner Newest Panelist on NPR’s Says You!

“A public radio game show of bluff and bluster, words and whimsy” Well-known local activist and media op, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, recently debuted as a panelist on the popular WNPR national game show, Says You! Last Saturday...

Mohawk Numbers One to Ten and the Creation Story by Doug George-Kanentiio

Featured: Doug George-Kanentiio Creation stories are essential to understanding all human societies since these narratives define place, origin, spirituality, psychology, social-gender relations and in some instances politics. It summarizes what a people value and how they perceive the universe...

Mohawk Valley Almanac for December 2020 By Roger Chambers

Winter officially begins with the winter solstice, after a record warm November. December has average high temperatures in the mid-30°s F and low of about  20°F.  Single digit or sub zero temperatures that may...

“MVHS Healthcare Workers are Exhausted, Scared, and Struggling” Say Nurses

300 Nurses Said MVHS Couldn't handle a Pandemic. Now they're right  Story by Eamon Handzel  Several months ago, 300 nurses and 459 community members of MVHS signed a petition stating that MVHS was too short-staffed to...

Election Night In Utica

Election day in Utica was something of an anxiety rollercoaster. In the days leading up, the fear in everyone’s mind was civil war 2. However, as the day progressed and calmness prevailed, the tension...

“We Don’t Hire Girls”–Becoming the First Female Construction Worker in New York State

By C. Harris-Lockwood     Photos by the late Anne LaBastille The year was 1971.  I was 19 years old and between my freshman and sophomore years of Kirkland College. I was looking for a job. At...
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