Footage Showing Rochester Police Pepper Spraying Black Mother With Her Toddler Surfaces

March 7, 2021

Video footage of a Rochester police officer taking a Black woman to the ground in front of her 3-year old and then pepper spraying her while she held her child’s hand has recently been released. The encounter took place on Feb. 22 by Clifford and Portland Ave. The police were called to the area because […]

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Rochester’s Maia Chacka Becomes The First Black Woman To Officiate In The NFL

March 6, 2021

Yesterday, Rochester’s own Maia Chaka was officially welcomed to the 2021 roster of game officials by the NFL and has since made history, becoming the first Black female official since the NFL was formed in 1920. Chaka, a graduate from Edison Career & Technology High School, gave a statement to the NFL, saying: “I am […]

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Monroe County Health Department Posts An Optimistic Video Regarding COVID-19 Rates

March 5, 2021

According to a video released by Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Monroe County Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza, the downward trend of COVID-19 cases is continuing to decline across the Finger Lakes Region. After having the highest case rate in the region a few weeks ago, the Monroe County Health Department […]

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First Day Of Mass Vaccination Site In Rochester Goes Well

March 4, 2021

The new mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the old Kodak Hawkeye parking lot had a great opening day. The first 1000 inoculations were performed without any problems and participants had nothing but good things to say about the experience. Nick Brandreth, a Rochester resident commented, saying: “It was real easy to get through it, it […]

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Food Drive To Benefit Those Affected By COVID-19 Hosted By Rochester Black Young Professionals

March 1, 2021

The Rochester Young Black Professionals ran a food drive yesterday to help the 60,000 families in Rochester that are or will be suffering from food insecurity related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The food drive was coordinated between multiple locations and over 100 cars with trunks full of food arrived to donate. Volunteer Cassandra Scott gave […]

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RCSD School No. 29 Will Be Reopening Monday After COVID-19 Outbreak

February 27, 2021

After completing a contract tracing protocol at School No. 29, Rochester City School Districts have announced that they will be reopening on Monday. The news comes after one of the 8 employees that tested positive for COIVD-19 passed away. According to the contract tracing results, the conclusions point to an on-campus transmission scenario that did […]

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NBA Russell Westbrook Planning To Open Middle & High School In Los Angeles

February 26, 2021

Los Angeles native and NBA Star Russell Westbrook is planning to open a middle and a high school. “The Russell Westbrook Why Not? Academy will deliver world-class education to South Los Angeles youth grades 6 through 12. Westbrook and his wife Nina Earl, who have three children are working on the academy together with Westbrook’s […]

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How to Register for New Vaccine Site in Rochester

February 26, 2021

A new mass Covid19 vaccination site will open on Wednesday March 3 at the Old Kodak Hawkeye parking lot on St Paul and Avenue E in Rochester, NY. This site was chosen for it’s accessibility by public transportation. Eligible residents of the city of Rochester can now make an appointment to get vaccination next week. […]

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RPD Officers Involved In The Death Of Daniel Prude Will Not Face Criminal Charges

February 25, 2021

New York State Attorney General Leticia James announce Tuesday evening the Rochester police officers involved with the death of Daniel Prude will face no criminal charges. The announcement came after grand jury decided not to indict the police officers. Daniel Prude death was ruled a homicide the Medical Examiner last year. The Department Of Justice […]

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Wegmans Begins Vaccination Program For Those 65 & Older

February 25, 2021

Yesterday, Wegmans announced that it would be able to begin distributing vaccinations to two groups: those 65 and older and its own pharmacy employees. Until the infrastructure is tested, the company will only be administering the vaccine to these groups until told otherwise. If you are over 65, you an use this link here to […]

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