Slaves, Not Immigrants

By Susan Woods I am not ashamed to be a descendant of a people who was enslaved in this country. I esteem them highly and am beyond amazed at the atrocities, humiliation, and unimaginable horrors...

Flossy the Flier: Central Washington’s First Woman Aviator By Paul Dumas Jr.

Back in the days of Amelia Earhart, Ellensburg’s first aviatrix took to the air! As she bumped-on-down the pasture-turned-runway, “Flossy the Flyer” lowered her goggles, opened the throttle, and readied herself for adventure as...

The Matter of Black Lives in America

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...

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

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...

BLACK STARS MATTER

By: Rayann Czarnecki Born in Chicago Illinois in 1968 Malik Abdul Shabazz was destined to become a professional athlete. Entering this world with the gift of height, good looks, and charm, a triple threat in...

Joanne Shenandoah Reads Remarkable True Story

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 Peacemaker as An Astronomer: Celebrating the Next Eclipse

By Doug George-Kanentiio - Akwasasne Mohawk Bear Clan Consider this: the Peacemaker had to have had formal training as anastronomer and mathematician. How else could he have managed to time the birth of the Confederacy...

Land Returned to Oneida Women Divided by International Borders and Colonization

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....

Another Hidden History – The Perpetration of the Fraud

  By: Theresa Mancuso If you have Netflix, and only watch “one” documentary in your lifetime in honor of “Black History Month”... Watch the original documentary called 13th...Produced by Ava DuVernayIt is surely transformative and worthwhile...

SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 24 SESQUICENTENNIAL SCRAPBOOK

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...
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