My Father’s Battle with Housing Discrimination in the early 1950’s

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By Cassandra Harris Lockwood                                   Photo by Vernon J. Harris, Jr. Vernon J. Harris, Jr. graduated from Catholic University in...

The History and Hope of the Black Economy

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A Unique Struggle for Black Americans By Eamon Handzel The story of civilization involves the story of the minority. Whether or not that minority succeeds in its new adopted country rests almost entirely in its ability...

“Whites Only” Deeds in the 1960’s and How They Ended

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By: Stephen Lee Lockwood, Esq. It was the summer of 1966.  I was 22 and between my second and third years at Albany Law School. I was one of the many thousands of White college...

Land Returned to Oneida Women Divided by International Borders and Colonization

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Oneida women from the three communities located in New York, Canada, and Wisconsin, announced receiving a gift of nearly 30 acres of land from a Quaker ally within their traditional homelands in Clinton, N.Y....

Joanne Shenandoah Reads Remarkable True Story

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Joanne Shenandoah Reads Remarkable True Story of a White Woman Captured by 18th Century Native Americans “A Narrative of the Life of ” is the compelling story of a colonial girl who was captured by Shawnees...

The Doctrine of Discovery and the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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A talk by Douglas M. George-Kanentiio, Akwesasne Mohawk Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. at The Other Side, 2011 Genesee St., Utica DOUGLAS M. GEORGE-KANENTIIO was born and raised on the shores of the Kaniatarowanenneh (St. Lawrence) River on...

SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 24 SESQUICENTENNIAL SCRAPBOOK

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Joe Kelly's Sesquicentennial Scrapbook celebrates Utica's history in a series of fun and entertaining vignettes. The booklet was originally written for a weekly column in the Observer-Dispatch to commemorate the city's 150th anniversary. A lot has...

200+ Years of Debate – The Wheels of Progress Grind Slowly (A Timeline of...

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Written By: Anthony Debella The first federal health law, proposed by President George Washington, was passed in 1793, allowing the president to convene Congress outside the capital if epidemic disease threatened the members. Washington’s move...

The Matter of Black Lives in America

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By: David Dancy There was a time in America when the value of Black lives was not a topic of debate. Unlike now, it seems America still needs to come to terms with fairness and...