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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...

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...

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....

Another Hidden History – The Perpetration of the Fraud

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  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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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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...

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...