Backing train station at Canalside, Brown puts Mayor’s office in jeopardy

Mayor Byron W. Brown wants to locate a proposed Amtrak station near Canalside, rather than locating it at the Old Central Terminal in the heart of the city’s East Side. That preference has viscerally angered activists across the city and has thrown his reelection prospects into deep jeopardy. The committee members tasked with selecting a site for the new train station, which will be funded by Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s Buffalo Billion, were … Continue reading Backing train station at Canalside, Brown puts Mayor’s office in jeopardy

Grant says that Sheriff Howard should not have attended Klan style rally

Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard attended what is being widely described as a “Klan-style rally” in Niagara Square yesterday, and it’s raising the concerns of African American elected officials and Black Lives Matter activists. The presence of three oversized Confederate Flags is drawing particular criticism — as Buffalo sits at the northern most extent of Yankeedom.  It’s acknowledged that the presence of this flag in Buffalo is entirely about … Continue reading Grant says that Sheriff Howard should not have attended Klan style rally

Contract Compliance Committee to protest LP Ciminelli

BY BETTY JEAN GRANT On Monday, May 9th, 2016, the Contract Compliance Review Committee, chaired by BUILD President Charlie Fisher and County Legislator Betty Jean Grant, will hold a protest rally outside of the headquarters of LP Ciminelli Construction, at 2421 Main Street at 10:00 am. The event will protest LP Ciminelli’s lack of cooperation and refusal to honor a request under the Freedom of Information … Continue reading Contract Compliance Committee to protest LP Ciminelli

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 Blyden, Universal Negro Improvement Association, Division 433  Brian Nowak, Buffalo for Bernie Alberto Cappas, Puerto Rican Committee for Community Justice (PRCCJ)  Chuck Clemons, Teacher, Employed … Continue reading The Black Lives Matter Movement and the 2016 Democratic Presidential Campaign

Hochul silent on holding center murder of India Cummings

BY A.J. BELL In the aftermath of a murder at the Erie County Holding Center that killed a healthy 27 year old woman named India Cummings on February 17, activists are calling for Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard to resign. Howard has never had a warm relationship with Erie County’s Black community, and activists say that this egregious incident has the community deeply discontent. “A healthy young women … Continue reading Hochul silent on holding center murder of India Cummings

Something demonic is happening in Buffalo’s County jail

BY CHRIS STEVENSON Early last week Edward Berezowski , 54, was reported as found hanging in his cell by his jail-issued pants. According to the Buffalo News he died on Friday, August 17. He was said to have told deputies he was going to his cell to take a nap. Berezowski was just arrested a day or so beforehand for choking an employee at Best Buy. This follows … Continue reading Something demonic is happening in Buffalo’s County jail

Buffalo parents asked to join civil rights lawsuit

BY CAROLETTE MEADOWS As a parent of a Buffalo Public School student, I have filed a breech of contract law suit on behalf of my child in U.S. District Court regarding the Board of Education’s failure to comply with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) agreement. The OCR agreement was conceded to by the BPS after complaints were filed alleging discrimination against children of color in … Continue reading Buffalo parents asked to join civil rights lawsuit