Civil Rights

The Black Lives Matter Movement and the 2016 Democratic Presidential Campaign

BY KATRINNA MARTIN-BORDEAUX Date: Saturday, March 26: Pratt Willard Community Center Location: 422 Pratt St Buffalo, NY 14204  Time: 12:30-2:00 Speakers Katrinna Martin- Bordeaux, Young Black Democrats of Western New York  Joan Simmons, Niagara Frontier Movement for the Advocacy of African American Human Rights  Lion

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Zeitgeist

The conspiracy to destroy Joe Mascia unfolds

On Monday, the Buffalo Common Council met at their regularly scheduled caucus, where members review agenda items ahead of their Tuesday committee meetings. The meeting discussed the BMHA’s pending request for a $250,000 grant to cover its ongoing operating deficit

Niagara Falls

SolarCity financial woes leave spinoff in limbo

BY THE NIAGARA FALLS REPORTER The company at the center of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Buffalo Billion” initiative and the stated reason Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and city Planner Tom DeSantis spent $165,000 of taxpayers’ money on a largely worthless piece of

Niagara Falls

Dyster’s follies cost taxpayers

BY MIKE HUDSON For Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, it’s not about the destination but the journey. Which is why, since taking office in January 2008, the city has been subjected to numerous and lengthy forays into the unknowable unknown,

Education

Harris gears up for school board run

Adrian Harris is a passionate advocate for public education and a well reasoned critic of the school board’s majority bloc led by Carl Paladino. He is a professional educator with the Lancaster School District and holds a Masters Degree in

NY Senate

Democrats still want Panepinto to step aside

The embattled freshman State Senator Marc Panepinto is doubling down on a reelection effort amid calls that he step aside in light of a tenure rocked by ethics controversies that include a lobbying scandal and election fraud. His chances of

Presidential Election 2016

For Collins, Trump endorsement is practical politics

BY TERRENCE ROBINSON Western New York Congressman Chris Collins became the first Congressman to endorse Donald Trump’s bid for the Republican nomination with a stunning announcement last Wednesday following the Nevada caucuses. Since that announcement, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie,