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FriendlyU App Connects Students to Make College More Approachable; Give Students Direct Connection

Credit: FriendlyU<p>College can be scary, but a recently launched app is helping students feel comfortable on campus before even stepping foot in their …

Stop Ghosting; It's Unfair to Everyone

via Pexels.com<p><b>I</b> typically use this space to discuss fundamentally flawed aspects of our culture: race and gender inequality, poverty, violence, …

Why Are Black People Voting for Trump?

via wikipedia<p><b>D</b>onald Trump.<p>Just his name sends shivers down many Americans’ spines, while others rejoice at the sound of it as if he’s America’s next …

Black Voters

Why Teal Pumpkins are Popping up this Halloween

Via: Teal Pumpkin Project<p>Pumpkins are usually orange. But many people this summer are painting and displaying blue-hued pumpkins to let …

Decorations

Time Warner Cable

Local Website Promises to Make Rochester Great Again...By Making it Whiter

Rochester has some of the highest poverty rates among comparably sized metro areas, exacerbating issues with segregation in housing, education and …

A Letter to My Younger Self

<b>I</b>n eighth grade I wrote a letter to my older self as a class exercise. My English teacher collected the letters, sealing them and promising not to …

How Kaepernick's Protest Highlights an Issue for Biracial Americans

Via: LA Times<p>It’s not about race, he said, but good luck trying to tell that to all of those spewing hate at Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the …

San Francisco 49ers

Nurx: Putting Access to Contraceptives at our Fingertips

Birth control isn’t accessible for thousands of women across the nation. One app is hoping to change that.<p>From catching a ride to locking your front …

Health Care

Rio Puts #BlackGirlMagic on Display

I have never been prouder to be a black woman. Legit, my afro is standing a little taller today after watching the crazy amounts of #BlackGirlMagic …

Women of Color

Why Does the "Tampon Tax" Matter?

Credit: Tianna Mañón<p>New York State recently dropped a four percent tax on female hygiene products, joining many states and Canada, announced Governor …

New York City Council

Children's Book Uses Alphabet to Teach Self-Worth

Michaela Alexander and her two children, Miles and Mia, were frustrated by the lack of characters that look like them, so they created their …

John Mercer Langston: Law, Education and Equal Rights Pioneer

John Mercer Langston was a pioneer in law, education and activism. Credit: Wikipedia.<p>Dec 14, 1829- Nov 15, 1897<p>John Mercer Langston was a pioneer for …

Black History

Daishikis & Crop Tops: Black Fashion Puts Pride on Display

Afrocentric colors, designs and patterns are sweeping the nation and are here to stay. What’s behind the trend?<p>A tote bag featuring a woman with a …

Merging Tech with Tresses with the Bantu App

It can be hard to find a stylist who can work with natural hair. Bantu makes it easy.<p>Founders (left to right) John Eke, Meron Berhe, and Richard …

Hair

Third-Party Candidates: Who's Running?

The possibility of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump for president has some voters considering third-party candidates. Although Bernie Sanders plans to …

Legislation to Protect Pit Bulls Would Prohibit Breed Bans

Dawn, a pit bull at Verona Street Animal Society, is one dog of many affected by Assemblyman Zebrowski’s legislation<p>New York is poised to become one …

Pets

Prince's Death Ruled an Overdose

Credit: Tianna Mañón<p>Prince’s death has been ruled an overdose.<p>A report from the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office stated the musical icon overdosed …

Cummings Proves Justice for All Depends on Constant Spotlight

Protestors rallied and shut down Main Street to raise awareness about the death of India Cummings. Credit: Tianna Manon<p>The threat of a thunderstorm …

Justice

News & Community

By: Tianna Mañón, May 22, 2018. Editor’s Note: Win free tickets and a t-shirt to the Avenue Blackbox Theatre’s opening night by entering our …

Lifestyle Matters: Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

Incorporating more veggies is crucial to a healthier lifestyle.<p>Obesity is on the rise nationally- and our region isn’t immune. The illness can cause …

Diabetes

Ask OM: Is X-Men Based on the Civil Rights Movement?

I’ll admit I was skeptical when someone messaged our Facebook page asking if there was any truth to a meme showing that the <i>X-Men</i> are based on the …

The Flower City Conspiracy: Burgling to Take on the FBI

Members of the Flower City Conspiracy head into the courtroom to await trial. Credit: 1971/ Netflix. Screengrab.<p>On September 6th, 1970 at 4:15 a.m., …

Celebrating National Day of Prayer

Between two sideways parked police cars, people gathered to pray for the City of Rochester Thursday morning.<p>Ark of Jesus Ministries led the National …

City Halls

Off the Stage: Rapper Uses Skills to Overcome Real-Life Pain

Boykins has always seen his family life as being closely connected to his work and he often uses his music to work through issues and emotions he …

Beyoncé is Always in Control & Lemonade Proves It

Saturday evening, Beyoncé lit up the Twittersphere with the world premiere of <i>Lemonade</i>, an hour-long visual album.<p>In <i>Lemonade</i>, Beyoncé discusses …

Women of Color

Young Prince Fans, We are Responsible for His Legacy

Late last week, the world was stunned by the death of Prince.<p>He permanently transformed the musical landscape with his powerful voice, funky dance …

Tuesday's Real Loser: New York's Voters

Frontrunner Hillary Clinton has a pledged 1,930 delegates to Senator Bernie Sanders’ 1,189.<p>#votersuppression.<p>Besides supporting candidates, this was …

Government

Sanders' Stance on Gun Violence Stands in the Way of Black Votes

Credit: Phil Roeder/ Flickr<p>Senator Bernie Sanders continues to struggle to pick up black New York voters. While the state overall has a large …

Guns