Trump Calls Soldiers Losers and Suckers

Every Political Candidate Must Condemn His Insults to the Military By Doug George Kanentiio Akwasane Mohawk My brother is S/Sgt Daniel William George, a retired US Marine from the Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne. He served with...

Voices of Polonia: Kazimierz Czarnecki and Mary Jackson

Kazimierz Czarnecki and Mary Jackson—Worked Together on the Space Program at NASA By Ted Rajchel Background Kazimierz Czarnecki (engineer) was born in Poland in 1916.  He was a Polish aeronautics engineer, who worked for NACA, later NASA....

Big B: Radio Don’t Stop

Utica’s Black Music scene will miss Phoenix Radio DJ By Cassandra Harris-Lockwood Though I didn’t know Bryson for very long I sure knew who he was, and that was at the top of Utica’s contemporary Black...

Mohawk Valley Almanac for October 2020

By Richard Chambers Holidays and Observances of October September 15- October 15     Hispanic Heritage Month October 5        Child Health Day October 6        German American Day October 9        Leif...

Police Use Excessive Force During Rochester Protest: An Eyewitness Account

by Eamon Handzel, The Utica Phoenix, Photos by Eamon Handzel Having heard about the Rochester protest over the death of Daniel Prude, several Utica civil rights activists set out to join the BLM march on...

Voices of Polonia; Howie Mandel- Man of Many Talents

By Ted Rajchel Howie Mandel —A Man of Many Talents Background Howard Mandel is a Canadian comedian, television personality, screenwriter, actor, producer, director, entrepreneur, and game show host. He hosted the CNB (originally NBC) game show...

As Long as the Sunshines- from Treaty to Betrayal

Recently I watched the film "Little Big Man" which remains one of my favorite movies given the outstanding performance by Chief Dan George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation north of Vancouver, BC. Although Dan George is not...

Bee Corner: Take Time to Find Balance

By Willijah Dawson As an adult you realize that finding balance is one of life’s biggest struggle. We have many roles to play, endless to do lists and our own personal goals. I’ve found in...

What Did The President Not Care to Know? And When Could He Have...

By Jay Stevens Few may remember, but in early summer 1973, Howard Baker, a Republican Senator from Tennessee, asked a question of President Richard Nixon and the Watergate break-in the year before: “What did the...

“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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