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Monroe County executive’s plans to address the Rochester’s housing crisis with a four-pronged plan. Monroe County is using $7.8 million from  the American Rescue Plan to fund it.  During a the press conference, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello’s  plan has the following four programs: The housing search navigator and after care program.  These navigators will help […]

Former Mayor Lovely Warren, who resigned in 2021, is running for Rochester City Court. She announced on Facebook she has started fielding signatures to get on the ballot. Warren said on Facebook “After careful consideration and conversing with my daughter and family, I am starting to collect signatures to get on the ballot for Rochester […]

Aquinas win and advance this past weekend in Class A girls basketball Far West Regional game at Finger Lakes Community College. Loren Green, a freshman guard, scored 11 straight points over a 1:26 span in the first quarter to give Aquinas a lead it wouldn’t relinquish and carry the Li’l Irish to a 64-53 victory […]

Mary J. Blige said “I used to hate everything about me. The sound of my voice, the sound of my speaking voice. And I used to just be afraid to hear any music back,” On an episode of TODAY With Hoda and Jenna from Wednesdsay (March 8), the R&B/Soul icon revealed some surprising thoughts about her own […]

Cord Jefferson is now an Oscar winner but wants others to join him in the winner’s circle. The filmmaker won Best Adapted Screenplay for 2023’s “American Fiction,” which stars Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, Jeffrey Wright, Erika Alexander, and Sterling K. Brown.  Jefferson, a former staff writer for The Root, saw his commitment to writing Black […]

Da’Vine JoyRandolph took home the Oscar on Sunday for her role as a boarding school head cook who is grieving her son. “The Holdovers,” set in the 1970s, features an eclectic cast of clashing personalities who have, for one reason or another, stayed over Christmas break at the mostly empty boarding school, where they learn […]

Honorees included former Monroe County Legislature president Sabrina Lamar; former Rochester City School District Superintendent Leslie Myers-Small and former Mayor Lovely Warren. Carolyne Scott Blount, founder of About Time magazine; and Rosa Wims, the first Black nurse at Rochester General Hospital, were recognized posthumously. Other honorees included Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, former Rochester police chief; Bishop Pastor […]

Queen Latifah is back to hosting duties for the next NAACP Image Awards. Latifah last hosted the ceremony in 2023, when Angela Bassett took home Entertainer of the Year. At this year’s ceremony. Amanda Gorman will be presented with the Chairman’s Award, bestowed in recognition of individuals who demonstrate exemplary public service and use their […]

The president of the Urban League of Rochester, Dr. Seannelle Hawkins, has been named to the state’s commission to study reparations and racial justice. Governor Kathy Hochul and legislative leaders announced appointments to the nine-member commission. Dr. Hawkins is a native of Brooklyn. In 2019 she became the first woman CEO of the Urban League […]

A jury found  Karl Jordan Jr. and Ronald Washington guilty of murder in the killing of hip-hop icon Jam Master Jay in a New York City recording studio in 2002, federal prosecutors said. The two men were accused of killing Jam Master Jay — born Jason Mizell, who co-founded Run-DMC in the early 1980s — […]


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