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Black Leaders Appeal for Peace as Nation Awaits Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson
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SU Student Protestors Say They’ll Stay as Long as it Takes
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City Announces New RPD Captains for Five-Section Patrol Model
Mayor Lovely Warren and Acting Chief Fred Bell have announced that five captains have been selected to command the new Police Sections under the Rochester Police Department’s new five section-patrol model. The new captains and their sections are:   read story

SU Students Hold “Rally for Diversity,” Sit-In at Chancellor’s Office
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Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency for Counties Affected by Winter Storm
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Black Women's Roundtable Meets With Goodell; Will Advise NFL on Domestic Violence
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Tips to Grill Your Thanksgiving Turkey and Trimmings
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What Every Parent Needs to Know About Changes in the Classroom
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With Huge Shoes to Fill, Lynch is Poised to Become First Black Woman Attorney General
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As Temperatures Drop in Rochester and Batavia, Advocates Struggle to Help Homeless
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Kodak and Excellus receive top ratings on HRC’s 2015 LGBT Corporate Equality Index
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Report finds RCSD Suspends Students Excessively, Disparities among Students
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RIT Strategic Plan Focuses on Diversifying and Leveraging Existing Strengths
Rochester Institute of Technology approved a new 10-year strategic plan Thursday, and is hoping to foster student success and garner greater recognition through an approach the plan calls “Greatness Through Difference.” read story

Rochester Public Library Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Media Center
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Holidays at the Market
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EDITORIAL
How to Make Sense of the Medicare Annual Election Period
Consumer Alert: People with Medicare can expect information overload this month! Medicare’s Annual Election Period (also known as “open enrollment”) began October 15 and runs through December 7. This is when people enrolled in or eligible for Medicare have the opportunity to reevaluate their healthcare options and sign up for or switch their current coverage in Medicare Advantage plans.    read story

Straight No Chaser: David Andreatta should be Fired or Retired
I’m waiting for it…waiting for it! Where is the OUTRAGE at D&C reporter David Andreatta’s use of the term “buffoonery” when describing recent events at the Rochester Housing Authority? Where are the so-called black leaders, and their concerns, when they’re needed?    read story

Something to Think About: Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Myles Munroe
One passion of mine has been to speak about purpose. It is my belief that everyone has a God-given purpose, which He expects them to implement during their time here on earth.    read story

White America’s Zealous Art of Keeping People Outweighs Un-Trained Keepers
African Americans have morphed into having virtually the same conditions in 2014 that we criticized in the old deep-south decades ago. The disturbing part is that high black unemployment, high black dropout rates, and high rates of incarceration for blacks directly coincide with a high number of black elected officials.    read story

Another “Food For Thought” Report on Developing Task Forces in the Community
Dear Rochester City School District (RCSD) Parents and Community Members, My critique of the article at the link above is not offered as a matter of simplistic cynicism, nor cheap criticism.    read story

Straight No Chaser: Saluting My Family’s Veterans, and Other Memories
This Veteran's Day, I actually took the time to sit down, and list all of the men and women in my family who are veterans. Listing the names made me feel special, and I realized what an honor it has been to have men and women in my family who have had no problem making the sacrifices necessary to help this country.    read story
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