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Rochester report: Major disparities between race and socioeconomic status

By Spectrum News Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. — ACT Rochester and the Rochester Area Community Foundation has released it’s report, “Hard Facts: Race and Ethnicity in the Nine-County Greater Rochester Area.”


Celebrating the Power and Persistence of Black Women Artist Who ‘Wanted a Revolution’

By Nadra Nittle The female African-American experience is center stage in the Brooklyn Museum’s art exhibition “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85.” The exhibit, which the art website


Sheriff: Woman killed at Wayne County train tracks

By Spectrum News Staff PALMYRA, N.Y. — Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts confirmed a woman is dead in connection to an investigation at the train tracks in the Wayne County

Community Sports

Excitement in the air as Bills preseason kicks off

By Spectrum News Staff The Buffalo Bills hype train returned to New Era Field for the first preseason game against Minnesota, and fans were all aboard. Spectrum News reporter Rebecca


On the Outside, looking In. A question for the Black community… Why not Howard Eagle?

By Jim Greco Our schools are failing. And the ones primarily impacted by those failings are mainly poor children of color. The situation is critical, and the need to act


‘Luminate New York’ boosts optics, photonics industries

By Spectrum News Staff Applications are being accepted for teams interested in being part of “Luminate New York.” It focuses on attracting and growing the most promising optics and photonics


Cuomo critical of IJC for reducing Lake Ontario outflow

By Spectrum News Staff Gov. Cuomo is blasting a decision by the International Joint Commission to reduce outflow from Lake Ontario, even as water levels drop. The IJC says it


Discounting Black Children: How the Racially Skewed Economics of Adoption Devalue Black Lives

By D. Amari Jackson It’s a menu unlike any other. Or, paradoxically, it’s a menu too much like any other, where economics determines the value of the listed commodities. Except


Rochester requests state money for Parcel 5 theatre

By Spectrum News Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Funding wanted. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren sending out a request this week to Gov. Cuomo asking for state tax dollars to help fund


Prosecution to Astacio: Admit violations, get treatment or go to jail

By Spectrum News Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio was back in court Thursday to answer to allegations she violated the terms of her probation stemming


Our Mayor’s Pledge Against Violence

  Rochester, As a mom the issue of gun violence takes on even more importance to me as I worry about my own daughter and all of the other children


Marcell Dareus back with the Bills, healed from hamstring injury

By Jon Scott PITTSFORD, N.Y. — The past two seasons by Marcell Dareus haven’t lived up to the $108 million contract he signed just before them. But while the outside


Judge Astacio to be arraigned on violation of probation

By Spectrum News Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. — City court judge Leticia Astacio will be arraigned Thursday morning on a violation of her probation. Ontario County Assistant District Attorney Zach Maurer


Bills Today: Hyde compares CB White to Sam Shields

Chris Brown Bills Insider Bills S Micah Hyde had a compelling player comparison for who Tre’Davious White reminds him of on the field.   Here’s the Bills news of note

Education History

Matthew Henson Artic Explorer(1866-1955)

By OV Staff Matthew Henson     Notorious for discovering the North Pole, Matthew Henson was the first African-American Arctic Explorer. Born on August 8, 1866, in Charles County, Maryland,