Harvard professor and planning director will give next lecture in I-81 Speakers Series
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President Obama’s remarks at 9/11 Memorial
Here are President Obama’s remarks this morning to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. The Pentagon PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good morning. Scripture tells us, “We count as blessed those who have persevered.”    read story

Rochester Community Mourning Shooting Death of Police Officer
“Words cannot express the sadness and grief we all feel at the loss of our brother, Officer Daryl Pierson’” Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli said at a press conference earlier today.   read story

Miner, Fowler swear in new class of Syracuse police officers
Mayor Stephanie Miner and Syracuse Chief of Police Frank Fowler swore in the latest class of 35 police officers Aug. 21, during a ceremony held at the Hosmer Auditorium of the Everson Museum   read story


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Gov. Cuomo wins primary race against Zephyr Teachout
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USDA Announces Major Investments to Modernize Service, Improve the Reliability of Rural Electric Systems
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New York State Helps Save Historic, Religious Site
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Data Shows That Home Remodeling Numbers Are Up as Economy Grows Stronger
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Brand Strategist Linda Ong Says Hispanic Journalists Need to Rebrand Immigration Reform
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100 Black Men will hold college preparation event
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Syracuse Airport receives $2.5 million federal grant
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Syracuse University soccer player suspended for using racial and homophobic slurs
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Destroy Confidential Documents at September 20 Paper Shredding Event
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The Reverse-Decision: Who Said You Can’t Go Home Again?
Lebron James is back in Cleveland. Who dared, hoped or dreamed this would happen? Judging by the reaction of the sports media, or American media in general, as well as Northeast Ohio fans; you’d think the Beatles had all miraculously returned and announced they were moving there from Liverpool.    read story

Ladies, if a man’s not taking care of his kids, don’t sleep with him
I’m not into the business of telling people what to do. But I have daughters and god kids, and they sometimes come to me for advice. When it comes to the kids I love, I am what I would call a L.A.M.E. parent: I offer L-ove, A-dvice, a little M-oney and a great deal of E-motional support.   read story

Is the media overreacting in the Ray Rice situation?
Ray Rice’s wife Janay was physically assaulted in an elevator a few months ago. In the shocking video, Rice punches Janay in the face and knocks her out cold. The case has since become a political football, with some calling for Rice to never play football again.   read story

The Rise of the Police Industrial Complex
In Buffalo, N.Y, retired officer Greg Kwiatkowski wasn’t arrested, he was just indicted. Essentially, he was given an appearance ticket. And, why not?    read story

Will Caribbean Immigrants Finally Be Able to Self-Identify on U.S. Census Forms?
After a battle waged since 2008, the United States government may finally be prepared to recognize Caribbean immigrants and Caribbean Americans in the United States as what they are – a district identity group within the American society.   read story

No one would be marching for Michael Brown if he’d been killed by a black man
I’ve had an interesting week, at least as it pertains to my conscience. I agreed to join Dr. Cornel West, Carl Dix, Pastor Jerome McCory and Michelle Alexander in a month of resistance against police brutality and mass incarceration about two weeks before Michael Brown was killed. After Michael was shot in an unfortunate incident involving a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, I saw a kind of rage I hadn’t seen for a while.   read story
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