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Zay Jones keeps offseason training in the family

Zay Jones is the second-oldest of three boys who all play football at a high level. During the down time between minicamp and training camp, Jones and his two brothers

Business Finance

Serena Williams Invests in Superfood Startup Daily Harvest

  by Kandia Johnson For Serena Williams, boss moves are habitual, both on and off the tennis court.Williams—along with Gwyneth Paltrow and other investors—has joined the first round of financing


City Council Approves Budget, Mayor’s Opponents Pounce

By Melanie Johnson ROCHESTER, N.Y. — City Council approved Mayor Lovely Warren’s $525 million budget plan Tuesday night. The budget works to cut the city’s $41 million budget gap for


CDC: At Least 19 Children In the U.S. Are Killed Or Injured by Guns Every Day

By Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Shootings kill or injure at least 19 U.S. children each day, with boys, teenagers and Blacks most at risk, according to a government study

Arts Music

Rapper Prodigy of Legendary Queens Duo Mobb Deep Dead at 42

By Kiersten Willis Prodigy, one-half of the iconic rap duo Mobb Deep from Queens, N.Y., has died. “It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of


Serious Injuries After Car Rear-ends HELP Truck

By Spectrum News Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A witness described it as something out of a movie. A car careened into the back of a state HELP truck Tuesday morning.



By Melanie Funchess My Dear Brothers and Sisters,     Black people, have a rich and diverse history. Our journeys are as varied as the hues of our beautiful skin.


White Privilege: The Marketing of the American Social Class and Education

  by Jamie DiMarco   The initiative behind the current education system is to promote social mobility and equal opportunity. The reality of it, however, seems to detail a more


The Way People Talk About Mental Health Is Crazy | Brandon Marshall

By Brandon Marshall   As a society, we may feel safer by believing the threat of violence can be ascribed to one group of people. Like human nature, however, the


Will Politicians and Police Treat Black Opioid Users with Compassion?

By Nadra Nittle Since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines last year, he’s faced a worldwide backlash for his deadly approach to the drug epidemic in his country. Under

Arts Music

A Life of Complex Lessons – The Making of Tupac Shakur

By Ericka Blount Tupac Shakur, who would have been 46 on June 16, to coincide the biopic “All Eyez on Me” will be released that same day . It will


The Note: Trump builds case against himself with tweets

OV Staff So now the president’s tweets don’t speak for themselves? Consequently, it appears no one actually speaks for the president, not even the president himself. Actually, it’s worse than


Man Riding Mower Falls Off Cliff in Webster

By Spectrum News Staff WEBSTER, N.Y. — A 79-year old man died Sunday evening after he fell some 30 feet down a steep embankment on his riding lawnmower. Police said


3 Plea Not Guilty to Murder and Robbery Charges in Connection to April Homicide

By Spectrum News Staff ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Three men each facing two counts of second degree murder and robbery were arraigned Friday morning in connection with a homicide outside a Rochester

Education Feature Featured

Sex Trafficking’s True Victims: Why Are Our Black Girls/Women So Vulnerable?

By Frederick Reese Mimi Crown’s story is like millions of others that have been and are being told across America. At age 21, she was abducted and forced into sexual