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The Urban League of Rochester would like your help and support with a new movement. Join thousands of individuals in the community to address systemic racism, equity, and power with Interrupt Racism. Interrupt Racism is a collective impact equity platform. What this means is that, rather than presume the Urban League can effectively move the […]

Since COVID-19 a new report from the CDC found that Americans were cleaning and disinfecting their home more to avoid getting sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also found people are not handling cleaning products in a safe way. According to the report 39% of Americans wash food with bleach. The same percentage […]

According to CBS News, 1 in 5 Americans describe their financial situation as a hardship due to the coronavirus outbreak. A quarter of Americans earning less than $50,000 a year were impacted the most. Compared to 11% of Americans earning over $100,000 a year or more. 45% of Americans say they are not making enough […]

New York State Assembly passed a new police reform bill Monday. The bill will allow people to legally record police officers on the job. This will protect the rights of anyone who is not under arrest or in custody to record police on cell phones. The recordings do not have to be turned over to […]

The bail was set Monday, for former Minneapolis police officer facing second-degree murder and manslaughter charges for the death of George Floyd, at $1.25 million dollars during his first court appearance. Fired police officer Derek Chauvin was the cop in the infamous video that sparked outrage across the country that held his knee on George Floyd’s […]

There are about 30 million to 35 million Economic Impact Payments that still need to be sent out. According to the House Ways and Means Committee said the estimation are from people who do not file tax returns. For example they would be individuals on Social Security, or received Railroad Retirement, Supplemental Security Income, or […]

New York State is giving you more options to vote with Early Voting in 2020. Every registered voter can participate in Early Voting in Monroe County. Voters can vote at any of the locations in the county that is most convenient for them during Early Voting. Polling sites for Early Voting will be similar to […]

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June 8, 2020

Snoop Dogg says he’s “definitely” going to vote this election year. Why is that news? Because Snoop has never voted before. In a recent interview. Snoop said; “For many years, they had me brainwashed thinking that you couldn’t [vote] because you had a criminal record. I didn’t know that,” Snoop was convicted for felony drug […]

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June 16, 2020

Recently celebrating her 77th birthday, American poet, writer, educator, commentator and activist Yolande Cornelia “Nikki” Giovanni, Jr. was born June 7th, 1946 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Named as one of Oprah Winfrey’s 25 Living Legends, Nikki Giovanni’s name rings bells in times like today with an urge to provide positive inspiration to African American youth. Early […]

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June 8, 2020

MONROE COUNTY EXECUTIVE ADAM BELLO ANNOUNCES MASK DISTRIBUTION FOR RESTAURANTS This is a one-time distribution of 500 masks per business to help restaurants reopen quickly once Phase Three of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Forward NY plan begins. ROCHESTER, NY — Monroe County Executive Adam Bello announced today that Monroe County is distributing masks to permitted restaurants […]


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