A Year From Now

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By Matt DeCristo You’ll wish you had started today. It’s a great ethos to take with you in your life travels, and while the specific formula of dates can be altered or adjusted as needed,...

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...

Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc.

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By John Furman SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FORUM MAY 8 Central New York Citizen Action will be holding a forum for candidates running for the Utica School Board on May 8th at 7 p.m. at 40 Faxton Street,...

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...

Racial Inequality

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By Kristina Andreotta Inequality didn’t happen by chance. Since the beginning of our country, two ideas--racism and free-market capitalism--have worked together to shape how our society works. Racism and capitalism are such a large part...

Black Lives Matter

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Story and Photos by Eamon Handzel Utica, NY - On August 7th, Utica locals of all races and ethnicities rallied together at Oneida Square in the city center to show their solidarity with the Black...

The Impacts of Mass Incarceration Part 3

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  The Sheriff Mr. Robert M. Maciol stated our grievance policy meets all of the requirements as set forth by the SCOC. I am sure that there are numerous policies in place to regulate the...

Trump Shows Ignorance About Code Talkers and Their Nations

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By: Doug George-Kanentiio, Akwesasne Mohawk On November 27 US President Donald Trump demonstrated his ignorance and insensitivity towards Native people when he welcomed the Navajo Code Talkers to the White House in Washington, DC.Meant to...

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Film screening and discussion in partnership with the Midtown Utica Community Center focuses on welcoming refugees to Utica Utica, N.Y. -- On Wednesday, June 14, a special event will encourage and empower Utica residents...

Local Leaders Call for Apology from Claudia Tenney

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On September 25th, 2020, Councilman Delvin Moody and 12 other community leaders signed a statement calling for an apology from Claudia Tenney. An ad from Tenney's office describes Anthony Brinidisi (at a Black Lives...