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Celebrate Black History Month through local events

Celebrate Black History Month through local events

Nikhil Patel, Staff Writer February 13, 2024

Celebrating Black History Month is an enriching and rewarding experience; it couldn't be easier if you know where to go and what to look for in the Rochester area. Starting early, the Rochester Branch...

The lasting impact of Willie O’Ree’s contribution to inclusiveness    

The lasting impact of Willie O’Ree’s contribution to inclusiveness    

Lincoln Madkour, Staff Writer April 1, 2023

An ex-professional ice hockey player from Canada named Willie O'Ree broke the color barrier in the National Hockey League (NHL). We honor him for having the courage to do so. Born in Fredericton,...

Mr. Civil Rights

Mr. Civil Rights

Connor Refsland, Staff Writer April 1, 2023

  As the first black Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall took the fight for equality directly to the courtroom, standing against Jim Crow laws, segregation, and the racial prejudice that...

Freedom Summer Murders; The Dangers of Progression

Kellen Schneider, Staff Writer April 1, 2023

On June 21, 1964, three young men went missing; Andrew Goodman, James Earl Chaney, and Michael Henry Schwerner. All three worked for CORE: Congress Of Racial Equality and were among hundreds of college...

The Wonders of Art – Kara Walker 

Katelin Thach, Staff Writer April 1, 2023

Looking at works of art can leave viewers with many interpretations and impressions; American artist Kara Walker sent clear and obvious messages in her work, focusing on themes that emphasized the...

Zora Neale Hurston: Breaking Literary Norms

Zora Neale Hurston: Breaking Literary Norms

Lucille Erdmann, Staff Writer March 30, 2023

In a career that lasted 30 years, American author, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston broke 1930’s literary norms. She published an autobiography, four novels, two books...

Ella Fitzgerald: The First Black Woman to Win a Grammy

Ella Fitzgerald: The First Black Woman to Win a Grammy

Chloe Rutten, Staff Writer March 17, 2023

“The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was a very talented jazz musician from Yonkers, New York, renowned across the world for her incredible vocal range and clear tone. She was the first Black...

What Really Happened to Emmett Till?

What Really Happened to Emmett Till?

Mariam K. Mohamed, Staff Writer March 17, 2023

Who is Emmett Till you may ask? He was a 14 year old black boy from Chicago, Illinois, who was visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi on August 28, 1955 when he was accused of winking at a white...

Reaching New Heights in the Civil Rights Movement

Reaching New Heights in the Civil Rights Movement

Emma Lange, Staff Writer March 17, 2023

Dorothy Height was an African-American woman who believed in equal rights for women and African-Americans. In 1994 she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and ten years later, the Congressional...

Ruby Bridges: The little girl who changed America forever

Ruby Bridges: The little girl who changed America forever

Chase Grivna, Staff Writer March 17, 2023

At six years old, and all alone, Ruby Bridges was the first black child to go to an all-white school in Louisiana, the first anywhere in the United States. She calmly walked past hordes of angry racist...

Muhammad Ali: “The Greatest”

Muhammad Ali: “The Greatest”

Alex Gyarmaty , Staff Writer March 8, 2023

Regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all-time not just for his ability in the ring but also for his courage outside of it, Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer and a social activist,...

The People’s Stand: An Event of a Lifetime

The People’s Stand: An Event of a Lifetime

Stanimir Yovchev, Staff Writer March 6, 2023

The Million Man March took place on October 16, 1995, in Washington, D.C., and served as both a celebration of African American pride and a call to action for greater Black community engagement (History.com). The...

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