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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

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Rochester’s First – Ever Why Did I Get Married Conference

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (May 2, 2017)–There will be a lot of brides preparing the final touches for their big dayas wedding season approaches, but for folks who are already married

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I was called a faggot by a black person way before I was called a nigger.

by Ahmier I never had the luxury of blending in. My blackness has always been apparent, and because I didn’t act like the other young boys my age, or take

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Lets Chat, Man to Man

  By Tracy L. Williams Not to long ago I received a notice on Facebook from my dear friend, Dr. Leonard Brock. He wanted me to look at some alarming

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Dr. Steve Perry will be on wayofm.org/Our Voice- Talk Radio April 4, 2017

Dr. Steve Perry is one of most sought after educators in America. Widely respected by grassroots community members and internationally renowned leaders, his charismatic and compelling voice is an inspiration.

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Neighborhood Man Receives Praise from Community, LeBron James for Stopping Teen Fight

By Kiersten Willis You’ve likely seen teen Internet fight videos across social media, but you’ve probably never seen one end like this. A clip posted by high school student Jamar

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I Am an Advocate for Autism Awareness: I Am a Mom

  ~By Kat Rina Davis If someone would have told me 10 years ago that I would be an advocate for a noteworthy cause, I would have thought they were

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Ice Cube creates basketball league featuring retired NBA players

Ice Cube, who rose to fame as a member of the rap group NWA, then became a movie producer and a movie star; has now added basketball executive to his

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The Truth About Dr. King and Economic Empowerment

By Cliff Albright “For we know now that it isn’t enough to integrate lunch counters. What does it profit a man to be able to eat at an integrated lunch

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Tianna Mañón Young women call themselves “bad bitches.” It is said so flippantly and boastfully that listeners not familiar with the term begin to question whether the words “bad” and

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NASA Makes History by Adding First Black Crew Member to International Space Station

By Kiersten Willis On the eve of the wide release of the Black female space scientists film “Hidden Figures” on Jan. 6, NASA revealed it is gearing up to add the

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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

 By Web Staff Excellus BCBS receives national honors for its diversity and inclusion efforts  Excellus BCBS receives national honors for its diversity and inclusion efforts  For the third consecutive year, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield earned a perfect score of  100 percent and the designation Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality on the  Corporate Equality Index, and received the 2017 Diversity Leader Award from  “Profiles in Diversity Journal.”     The Corporate Equality Index is a national benchmarking survey and report on  corporate policies and practices related to workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual  and transgender employees. The index is administered by the Human Rights Campaign  Foundation. Companies that received the highest rankings have demonstrated a deep  commitment to fair and equal treatment of LGBT employee-related policies and  practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits,  transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public  engagement with the LGBT community.     The Diversity Leader Award is presented to companies, organizations and governments  that are advancing the evolution of diversity and inclusion, and the diversity officers  working to achieve that goal. It recognizes outstanding standards aligning diversity  initiatives as a catalyst for change to enhance business outcomes.    “We are happy to receive recognition for our efforts to become an employer of choice in  all communities. We work diligently to ensure that our policies, procedures and  practices are fair and equitable for all. We want all of our employees, their families and  the community to know we take great pride in this,” said Joseph Searles, director of  diversity and workforce inclusion for Excellus BCBS.    

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Parent Involvement Matters

~ By Yulanda Florence When one hears the recent numbers given by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) on the graduation rate in Rochester and our neighboring cities of

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Why Black Youth Need Positive Black Images

Anti-black bias is still prevalent in our society, particularly in mainstream media. Parents can counter the negative effects of this social ill by exposing their children to positive representations of

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Charter Schools: Lack of Oversight and Accountability

By David Love Harlem Success Academy 5   This comes as the Black Lives Matter movement weighs in on the issue of education. The Movement for Black Lives issued a