Community Events to Stop Violence and Address Mass Incarceration

  Student and community groups are planning rallies and marches against mass shootings in Utica, Rome, and Syracuse on March 24. March for Our Lives,” organized by survivors of the recent school massacre in Parkland,...

On Point for College Announces Office Reopening

  UTICA, NY— On Point for College's Utica and Syracuse offices are now reopened in a limited capacity in Syracuse and in Utica. The offices will be open for individual appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays, and...

Birnie Bus Workers Seek Union to Improve Safety

by Jill Asencio Utica city schools bus drivers and monitors have filed with the National Labor Relations Board requesting they be recognized as a part of the union CSEA. The workers began their effort to join...

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 March 2020

by Roger Chambers March is the beginning of spring, with the vernal equinox, early this year on March 19 due to Leap Year with 29 days in February. March is predictably unpredictable with the widest...

Musings about Grief, Loss, & Life

By Dave Roberts “All parents must carry within them biographies of their children, unwritten but available at a moment’s notice.” - Disaster Falls: a family story by Stephane Gerson I wrote and gave the eulogy at...

Brindisi In The Lead In The NY-22 Race

UTICA, New York - Brindisi for Congress issued the following statement regarding the ongoing ballot count in NY-22: "Election results from the remaining counties in the district show Anthony Brindisi has now taken the lead....

The Heat Beat: Robert Johnson and The Crossroads

The Urban Legends of Blues: Robert Johnson and the Crossroads Blues Featured on Phoenix Radio by Jess Szabo, Arts Writer   Music fans listening to 95.5 the Heat/Phoenix Radio on Wednesday evening from 8-10 p.m. know that Phoenix...

The Fire is Upon US: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate...

By Roger Chambers The Fire is Upon US: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate of Race in America.  Nicholas Buccola. Princeton University Press, 2019 A brief history of the civil rights movement from...

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...
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