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The Insular Cases: Why Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Are Colonies and Not States

By David Love   Puerto Rican children in 1898, the same year the United States took the island in conquest from Spain, reflect the land’s legacy as a former destination

Community

Man wounded hitching ride on back of milk truck dies

By Spectrum News Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The man mortally injured after troopers said he tried to hitch a ride on the back of a milk truck died on Thursday,

Feature

My State of Mind

The lyrics of the song by John Legend, “My heads under water but I’m breathing fine…” resonates vividly with me as I recall, all too candidly, my experiences of “the

Sports

Bills add Seantrel Henderson to active roster

Chris Brown Bills Insider Buffalo added offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson back to the active roster a week after he completed his five-game league-imposed suspension. The Bills added OT Seantrel Henderson

Community

ROC The Future report: Some progress for children, much work to be done

  By Cristina Domingues ROCHESTER, N.Y. — ROC the Future released its annual report on the State of Children in the local community. There have been some improvements, but it’s

Featured

The First Annual: Wine Makers Vino Noir Festival

    Come  and taste the fine wine of our African – American Wine Makers. Yes, African-American Wineries. Will be showcased Oct. 29, at the German House. A night of

Community

Rochester police identify Dewey Avenue shooting victim

By Spectrum News Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Rochester Police Department has released the name of the victim in Saturday night’s shooting on Dewey Avenue. The victim has been identified

Community

Rochester Women’s Network

      Rochester Women’s Network is the premier networking organization for professional women in all stages of their careers in the Greater Rochester Area. RWN members actively support one

Community

New York State to Protect Youth from Tobacco Marketing

  Rochester, N.Y. – Youth in Monroe County across New York State are declaring Friday, October 13 as the first ever “Seen Enough Tobacco Day”. This day is about protecting

Community

One shot fired following police chase on Monroe Avenue

By Jordan Mazza ROCHESTER, N.Y. — New York State police are releasing more information on last night’s police chase that ended in gunfire. They’re releasing the name of the suspect,

Youth

L.Y.F.E. Youth Journalism Program

L.Y.F.E. Multimedia Group (Our Voice-The Magazine) has developed a program to help students with literacy development that is dependent on the interconnection between reading and writing. One of the primary

Community

Woman allegedly shoved, goaded Judge Astacio

By Spectrum News Staff The Spencerport woman accused of confronting Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio, allegedly pushing her and daring the judge to “take things outside,” was supposed to

Community

Woman arrested after allegedly harassing Judge Astacio

  By Spectrum News Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester police say they arrested a Spencerport woman for allegedly harassing embattled Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio at a city night

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Breast Cancer Month: The Pink Survivors

                EVENT SCHEDULE 6:30pm  | Doors Open 7:00pm  | Cancer Survivors Speak 7:45pm  | Pink Survivors Balloon Release 8:00pm  | LIVE Band Entertainment 9:30pm  | Socialize and Networking TICKETS ARE

National

The Pursuit of Convictions at Any Cost Too Often Taints Crime Lab Results and Justice

By D. Amari Jackson   By all accounts, DNA plays an extraordinary role in our modern American criminal justice system. In crime labs across the country, DNA is used as