How Important is YOUR Hair

It’s hard to believe we’re in the 21st century and the slave mentality still exist but that’s reality. I watched a young black male High School Wrestler become the subject of public humiliation by having to cut his dreadlocks in front of his teammates, coach and entire gym of attendees or else, forfeit the game. He took the high road and had his dreadlocks cut because he put team first above himself; totally a selfless move. How many of us would have done this?  Can you imagine the devastation the high school wrestler suffered emotionally and physically; a decision that will impact him for the rest of his life. This all started because a white New Jersey referee with a history of racist comments stated the teen wasn’t in compliance with Wrestling regulations. See additional info on story here:

African woman with dreadlocks looking sideways outdoors in the summer
close-up portrait of a man hiding behind dreadlocks

Thank You Constance Mitchell – Rest In Peace

one of the founding members of Action for a Better Community

Connie’s Comments aired on 1039 WDKX in the 70’s the basis of the Watercooler programing today.  An incredible legacy, powerful woman that used very few words effectively.

please use link below to learn more on the life of Constance Mitchell http://www.abcinfo.org/component/content/article/329

City Of Rochester New Year’s Eve Fireworks Are A Go!

The City of Rochester New Year’s Eve fireworks are back on.

Earlier this week the City of Rochester canceled the New Year’s Eve fireworks due to cost.

After a generous gift from Om and Swadesh Popli the City of Rochester announced the New Year’s Eve firework display is back in the holiday lineup!

The fireworks are scheduled to launch at 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31st. The best viewing will be from the Main Street Bridge.  Continue reading City Of Rochester New Year’s Eve Fireworks Are A Go!