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New York State Releases Fact Sheet on State Screening Protocols at JFK International Airport
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Rochester Housing Authority Names Adam McFadden Executive Director
In a move that's leaving many in the Latino Community scratching their heads, the Rochester Housing Authority (RHA) removed Alex Castro and named City Councilman Adam McFadden executive director in a vote Tuesday evening.    read story

City postpones releasing red light camera report; delays vote to extend program
The city of Rochester had been scheduled to release a final report detailing the effectiveness of the city’s Red Light Camera Program Oct. 10, but the consultant’s report did not come in as expected, according to city officials.    read story

City announces National Fire Prevention Week
Mayor Lovely Warren and Fire Chief John Schreiber have announced the week of Oct. 5 through Oct. 11 as National Fire Prevention Week, according to a city press release.   read story


African Immigrants Rapidly Growing in the U. S.
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Findings Advise New York School Districts On Prospective Use of $2B Smart Schools Bond Act
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Governor Cuomo Outlines Ebola Preparedness Plan for New York State
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U.S. Department of Education Announces Final Rule to Help Colleges Keep Campuses Safe
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Death of Thomas Eric Duncan Gives Rise to Question: Where is the Surgeon General?
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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McFadden Says He Won’t Resign, But Will Not Seek Permanent Position With RHA
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Q & A with Senator Ted O’Brien
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City Responds to Negative Marks in Voice of the Voter Poll
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South Avenue R-Center to Offer Free Childcare for Halloween Parents’ Night Out
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Registration Open for Rochester Employment Training and Career Fair Nov. 6
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Rep. Slaughter to be Honored as Co-Author of Violence Against Women Act
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Something to Think About: African - American Voters Should Realize- Elections Matter
This week’s column has the potential to make some people very upset, but my intention is to make you think, instead of being mad. What I am referring to is the outlandish demand the mayor of Houston has made upon pastors in that city.    read story

Straight No Chaser: Orchids and Onions: October 2014
Orchids: To the lovely mayor of Rochester, for the strides she has taken, and the accomplishments she has made thus far in improving our city. All it takes to make change is qualified leadership, honesty, perseverance, vison and support.    read story

“Ferguson October” and the Effect of Militarized Police Forces on Minority Communities
One of the main reasons I wanted to travel the sixteen plus hours to St. Louis to participate in the weekend of national resistance called "Ferguson October," was to make a visible stand against the militarization of our police forces.    read story

Something to Think About: Really? The liberalism our courts have displayed is extreme
In the last week, there has been a story from Arkansas where a young man named Demias Jimerson has been barred from scoring too many touchdowns! It seems this story has gained some level of national prominence because of its sheer ridiculousness.   read story

Readers Write: "An open letter To Rich Funke"
Editors Note: Betty DeFazio, executive director of Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York's Action Fund Political Committe,has written the following letter to Republican Senate candidate Rich Funke, regarding his position on the Women's Equality Act:   read story

Race to Nowhere
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it's vitally important for African American and Hispanic parents and families in particular, to understand, with regard to progressive education policies, or really the lack thereof, President Barack Obama has not been our friend.   read story
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