Broadway Utica

Complaint Filed over Alleged Altercation Outside Observer Dispatch

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This evening, roughly 45 Trump supporters held a demonstration outside of the Observer Dispatch on Oriskany St. The conservative group was protesting against what they call “fake news” and chose the OD as their location....

AG James Continues Fight to Preserve DACA and Protect DREAMers

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Coalition of 17 AGs led by AG James Files Brief in Supreme Court in DACA Lawsuit NEW YORK – Attorney General Letitia James leading a coalition of 17 attorneys general, filed a brief in the United States...

American Held Captive in Sudan Must be Freed

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By John Zogby: Initially featured in the Huffington Post Mr. Rudwan Dawod, 35, is both a Sudanese and U.S. citizen, a husband and father, and a prominent member of the Sudanese Congress Party and Adviser...

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...

#ME THREE-Sexual Predation Nothing New

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By: Loretta Johnson The recent toppling of Hollywood honcho, Harvey Weinstein and the subsequent domino effect it’s had on at least this nation, lit a fire under me to share some history that has been...

GOVERNOR HOCHUL SIGNS LEGISLATION TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF RESOURCES FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS

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Legislation (S.00924/A.3331) Requires Law Enforcement and District Attorney's Offices to Advise Human Trafficking Victims of the Availability of Social and Legal Services Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation that requires law enforcement and district attorney's offices...

Local Burmese Demand Intervention

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In the Cold of February, Utica’s Burmese population (from the country of Myanmar) rallied at Oneida Sqaure to protest the Military Dictatorship that took over the government and has been oppressing the civilians ever...

Understanding the Movement in Utica

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Local activist groups and what they stand for By Sarah Watkins, Peter Coney, and Eamon Handzel The Utica area has seen a rise in public demonstrations in the past few years coming from many political sides....

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 College-Community Partnership for Criminal Justice Reform

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Hearing the People’s Voice on Criminal Justice Reform By Professor Frank Anechiarico, Maynard-Knox Professor of Government and Law In the last few months, racial injustice and murderous misconduct by police officers have become an unavoidable...