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Rochester violinist advocates for Black classical musicians

Violinist Epongue Ekille from Rochester is one of the people calling for a greater recognition of Black musicians’ contributions to classical music. She...
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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 6:43am
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Black Lives Matter rally calls for unity after assault on Denver St.

Organizers with the group Save Rochester - Black Lives Matter and Black Families Matter are holding a unity rally on Friday at Denver Street in...
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Sun, 08/02/2020 - 1:53pm
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The mirror that is the Visual Studies Workshop

The film is black and white, as was the issue. The camera work is a little jittery, as were the times. A Black man -- he looks to be in his mid-20s --...
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Wed, 07/29/2020 - 7:26am
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Warren, city of Rochester sued over curfew

Stanley Martin, a lead organizer with Free the People Roc, an activist group that’s recently been at the center of Rochester’s Black Lives Matter...
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Fri, 07/24/2020 - 1:20pm
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Rochester health care union workers join national #StrikeforBlackLives

Members of the 1199 SEIU health care workers union picketed outside of the Pearl Nursing Center on Portland Avenue on Monday as part of a national...
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Mon, 07/20/2020 - 1:34pm
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Hundreds protest on I-490 Sunday, organizers plan to do it again Friday afternoon

It was raining as hundreds of people poured off of the Frederick Douglass Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge Sunday. This Black Lives Matter protest was...
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Mon, 07/20/2020 - 6:36am
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Black Arts, and feeling the bite of change

David Shakes knows what change looks like, and sounds like, and feels like. He finds it in writers such as James Baldwin, whose words have shadowed us...
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Wed, 07/15/2020 - 6:26am
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Coalition for Black Lives wants funding directed to grassroots programs

Shaq Payne was 17 when he got involved with Slam High, a slam poetry program for Rochester youth run by future Avenue Blackbox Theater founder Reenah...
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Mon, 07/13/2020 - 1:10pm
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Defunding the Rochester police discussed at community forum

Rev. Lewis Stewart and the United Christian Leadership Ministry were joined by more than a dozen community leaders for a solutions-focused discussion on...
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Fri, 07/10/2020 - 3:35am
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Connections: Discussing police reform with members of United Christian Leadership Ministry

We’re joined by members of the United Christian Leadership Ministry to discuss police reform in America. The ministry was founded in 2010; since then,...
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Tue, 06/30/2020 - 10:16am
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