social justice

RPD fosters ‘culture of brutality and impunity,’ federal lawsuit alleges

Officers with the Rochester Police Department brutalized protesters, lawyers, and innocent bystanders during Black Lives Matter protests in September,...
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Tue, 04/06/2021 - 5:17am
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Wrongful death suit filed on behalf of Daniel Prude's children

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) Attorneys for the five children of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died after being restrained by police during a mental health...
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Mon, 03/08/2021 - 8:22am
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Hundreds protest grand jury decision on Daniel Prude's death

The decision by a grand jury not to indict Rochester Police officers involved in the incident last March that eventually led to the death of Daniel...
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Wed, 02/24/2021 - 2:35am
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Protesters march in Rochester after 9-year-old is pepper-sprayed

More than 150 people rallied and marched Monday evening along Clinton Ave. in Rochester, gathering in front of a police substation. They were there to...
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Tue, 02/02/2021 - 4:52am
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Cuomo announces effort to strengthen fairness and equity in vaccine distribution

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state is expanding its deployment of community vaccination kits to strengthen fairness and equity in the distribution process...
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Mon, 01/25/2021 - 6:01am
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Siena poll: Over the last year, New Yorkers' views on race relations are little changed

A new survey from Siena College shows that only about a third of New Yorkers think that race relations in the state are either excellent or good. That...
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Mon, 01/18/2021 - 12:18pm
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Marking MLK Day 2021 in a virtual way

The official Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is Monday, January 18, as the legacy of the civil rights leader is marked in several events around the...
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Sun, 01/17/2021 - 8:11pm
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Urban League of Rochester kicks off Interrupt Racism Summit

More than 450 people attended the first day of Rochester’s Interrupt Racism Summit on Tuesday. The two-day virtual summit sponsored by The Urban League...
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Tue, 10/20/2020 - 8:51pm
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Connections: Poet Naomi Shihab Nye and her book, "Tiny Journalist"

Naomi Shihab Nye is the current poetry editor for New York Times Magazine, and was named the Young People’s Poet Laureate for 2019-2021. Her most recent...
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Wed, 10/02/2019 - 10:50am
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Connections: Exploring the intersection of jazz and social justice

How can music be used to make social commentary? Wall Street Journal jazz critic Larry Blumenfeld is in Upstate New York to share his work with college...
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Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:32am
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