Rochester’s Shenise Johnson Playing Game 5 of WNBA Wednesday Night

Shenise Johnson is from Rochester, a Rush-Henrietta Alumni and a WNBA Guard for the Indiana Fever who will be in decisive Game 5 Wednesday  Night (ESPN2, 8 p.m. ET) vs. Minnesota Lynx. Johnson scored a team-high 15 points & 5 Rebounds in Sunday’s Game 4, one of four Fever starters to score in double figures, along with Marissa Coleman (14), Briann January (13) and Tamika Catchings (10.) Johnson said of the Fever’s intestinal fortitude. “It’s been fun playing this series, it’s been an honor. But it’s not done. I’m happy to be playing one more game, and it just happens to be for a championship.” The Fever are 5-0 this postseason in elimination games.



A Revolutionized Mind

The Internet – “Girl”

Welcome to a sensual evolution… A Revolution of the Mind and Body to rhythm! Get a pedicure and have a salad… the scent of well seasoned baked fish on a heated plate while the breeze of 69° keeps the mind at ease.

This is the sound that keeps the good vibes around. It’s rather hard to ignore… In one ear and ALL in the other – A special connection between one another ● #PressPlay

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Written by Mr. Nationwide aka Atu

WDKX Day at the Circus

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey presents Legends!

Thursday, October 29 is officially WDKX Day at the circus.

The show will be starting at 7pm.

Haven’t purchased your tickets yet? Head to one of the several locations listed below to receive your $10 ticket voucher compliments of WDKX and the City of Rochester. The voucher can be used towards the purchase of up to 6 reserved seat tickets at $10 each.

Ticket Voucher Locations:

  • People’s Choice – 647 Chili Ave
  • The Method Style of Barbering – 272 Arnett Blvd
  • Classy Cuts Barbershop – 569 Thurston Rd
  • Love’s Barbershop- 554 Thurston Rd
  • YMCA – 597 Thurston Rd
  • Glover’s Barbershop – 700 South Ave
  • Canopy Coin Laundry – 585 Hudson Ave, 92 Genesee St
  • Hair Galleria – 1115 Hudson Ave
  • El Pilon – 973 N Clinton Ave
  • Chester’s Check Cashing Center – 4 West Ave, 593 West Broad St
  • West Main Jewelry and Pawn – 118 Genesee St.

Health Beats: Women’s Health

Nurse Bowick Label

Hello Rochester, this is Nurse Bowick. Have we got something to talk about? Oh Yeah! October is here and we have an exciting women’s health dialogue planned for you. This month long health series with will focus on how men are impacted by women’s health issues. We will cover breast cancer, menopause, bacteria vaginitis, why women don’t want their sons to play football, “Viagra” for women and so much more.


This week we are delving into menopause, the most challenging, misunderstood health issue for women. Our goal is to educate and empower men to support their women through “The Change”. Brothers if you have ever experienced a clogged carburetor or a fuel injector jam, believe it or not you have already been introduced to Menopause. In order for your car’s engine to run properly, fuel needs to travel from the gas tank where it is stored to the engine where it is burned to create power and propel the car. This process requires a delicate balance of fuel and pressure in motion. Aging and normal wear and tear causes the fuel system to malfunction. Unlike a flat tire, dead battery, or broken windshield, fuel system problems are not definitive. You get frustrated because you just don’t know what’s wrong with your car. Sometimes it cranks, sometimes it doesn’t, it sputters, it putters, misfires, surges, stalls and genuinely does not run efficiently. Menopause is a natural female fuel system glitch.


The fuels or lack thereof that drive menopause are estrogen and progesterone.  During childbearing years the ovaries (fuel pump) produces a steady amount of these hormones. When a women reaches her mid-late forties less of these hormones are produced (peri-menopause), slowly depriving her body of much needed fuel (engine sputter).              Years of fluctuations in hormone levels result in symptoms that send relationships wheeling.

  • Irregular Menstrual Periods, Hot Flashes, Mood Swings, Irritability, Depression, Vaginal Dryness, Painful Intercourse, Changes in Libido, Body Odor, Oral Pain, Bad Breath, Taste Changes, Breast Pain, Fatigue, Bladder infections, Night Sweats, Short Term Memory Loss, Changes in Bone Health, Bloating, Weight Gain, Dry Skin and Wrinkles. Brothers are most hot & bothered by the changes in libido.


Some women and families chose to ride out the symptoms without intervention, knowing that this too shall pass when her hormones level off 12 months after her last menstrual period (post-menopause). Others chose lifestyle modifications, weight bearing exercises, dietary changes, smoking cessation, lubricants, sexual desire enhancements, anti-depressants, and hormone replacement which require a thorough risk/benefit analysis before use. The best treatments for menopause include support, knowledge and understanding.

Like any aspect of vehicle maintenance, understanding how parts work and the different ways that they fail can help drivers prevent bad situations. The same goes for relationships. Brothers during menopause stay cool, your woman needs your patience, presence, pampering, and puffs. Folks, the automotive industry thrive off rebuilt parts. Menopause, though “stressful” can be a period of successful redefining and rebuilding relationships. Tune in Tuesday at 7:15am, because were gonna talk about it on “Health Beats” with the wake up club on 103.9 WDKX.

  Theresa Lou Bowick BSN, RNRegistered Professional NurseDoctor of Nursing Practice Student

Justice for Native Americans

Today is Columbus Day. A national holiday celebrating the “discovery” of a new world in 1492. But how did Columbus and his band of murders and thieves “discover” a land that was already inhabited by millions of Native people and those of African and Polynesian decent already lived here?!
It’s this basic fact that is the main reason that many are calling for the end of a celebration of Christopher Columbus. 8 cities including Albuquerque, NM, Lawrence, KS, Portland, OR, St. Paul, MN, Bexar County, TX, Anadarko, OK, Olympia, WA and Alpena, MI, recently abolished Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous People’s Day; and rightly so!
Columbus Day
Minister Louis Farrakhan brought together thousands of people at the National Mall in Washington DC on 10.10.15 for the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March under the theme “Justice or Else”.
It was truly a beautiful sight to see black, brown and red people come together to share the stories of injustices each group face in America.
Chief Ernie Longwalker asks what happened to the partnership between the Red & The Black while other Natives call for the Pope to revoke the Papal Bull of 1493.
Watch the highlight video from the Justice or Else rally here

Written by Jazzy T

“Jobs Or Else” – SolarCity Slow To Recruit Local Black Workers


Legislator Betty Jean Grant and WNY Community Organizations gathered outside the gates of SolarCity plant in Buffalo, NY Friday October 9th 2015, highlighting the reduction of minority workforce goals from 25% to 15% which further ignore the need for employment in the Black Community.

Our own Jazzy T was at the press conference in 2014 when Governor Cuomo announced that New York was investing $750 million in SolarCity, while the company itself is investing $5 billion to create a production facility at Riverbend, a site where Republic Steel used to operate. The investment was said to create 3,000 permanent jobs in Buffalo and promised to recruit 25% of those workers from the minority community.

SolarCity at Riverbend is part of the Buffalo Billion initiative to create high-tech and advanced manufacturing companies and stir economic growth in WNY. State officials call it the crowning achievement of Governor Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion initiative.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said, “When people think of Buffalo now, they’re not just going to think of chicken wings, the Bills and snow. They’re going to think of the largest production site for solar panels in the Western Hemisphere.” But from our perspective, this is a site of yet another injustice and reminder of racial inequality in the workforce.

We were all so excited for the arrival of SolarCity, because with it, comes the largest hiring spree Buffalo has seen in decades! Unfortunately, one year later, the SolarCity project has yet to yield any economic benefits for Buffalo’s Black & Brown community, where unemployment for men is still at 40%. LP Cimeneli & the Unions have reduced the minority workforce hiring goal from the agreed 25% to a “More realistic” goal of 15%. They say they are trying to recruit more minorities into the construction trade but with limited success so far.

But where and how are the recruitment efforts really being executed? I personally know of three black men who are underemployed in WNY who are qualified for one of more of the jobs openings posted Here

Among these open positions is a “Recruiting lead”. If SolarCity really wants to create a diverse workforce at the Buffalo site, the first thing they need to do is get with the Community Leaders and hire one of them to recruit individuals who are ready and able to do the work. I stood outside the construction site at Riverbend on a cool and cloudy Friday morning as WUFO host and community activist Jim Anderson called for LP Cimeneli, Union Leaders and the Mayor of Buffalo to come down and open up the gates to SolarCity and sign a pledge with the people, no one ever showed up.

Written by Jazzy T

Rochester Fire Department Workshops

The Rochester Fire Department is offering several workshops to help prepare those who have applied for the Firefighter Civil Service Exam that will be administered on December 19, 2015. Dates and times for each workshop are listed below:

  • 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Thursday, October 22, 2015. Public Safety Training Facility 1190 Scottsville Rd. Rochester, NY 14624
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Tuesday, October, 27 2015 Public Safety Training Facility 1190 Scottsville Rd. Rochester, NY 14624
  •  5:00 PM – 9:00 PM  Tuesday, November, 3 2015 Rochester Educational Opportunity Center 161 Chestnut St. Rochester, NY 14604
  • 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Saturday November, 14 2015 Public Safety Training Facility 1190 Scottsville Rd. Rochester, NY 14624
  • 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Saturday, November, 21 2015 Rochester Educational Opportunity Center 161 Chestnut St. Rochester, NY 14604

There is no registration fee and attendance is voluntary, but you must register at LINK by October, 19 2015 to attend.Due to occupancy restrictions, seating will be limited to the first 100 people for each workshop, so please register for the workshop you wish to attend as soon as possible.

You may only attend one workshop.  If you have any questions please call the Rochester Fire Department Recruitment Office at 585-428-3690.