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Chanon Judson


Lead First Urban Bush Women Residency at UB

Rochester Police Chief Herriott-Sullivan Resigns Page 2

Walton Releases Her East Side Agenda

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“I love and believe in the East Side…” Page 11

Legacy of James G. Pappas and Black Arts in Buffalo Subject of New Exhibits Page 8

Hutch Tech High School Student is First EMPower716 Young Entrepreneur of the Month Page 10



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Councilmembers Rochester Police Chief Cynthia HerriottRespond to Police Sullivan Resigns One Year After Appointment Killing of Armed Robery Suspect Interim Rochester Police


Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan announced her resignation, effective Oct. 13, during a Wednesday appearance on WDKX radio. The city later sent out a release, formally announcing her retirement. Deputy Chief of Operations David Smith will replace Herriott-Sullivan as interim chief. Smith, 53, has been with the department since Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan 1992. Herriott-Sullivan, 61, became the first woman to lead the RPD, after the entire RPD command staff resigned their positions, and Mayor Lovely Warren later fired Chief La'Ron Singletary. Warren appointed Herriott-Sullivan in late September of last year. Her first official day was Oct. 14, 2020. She initially agreed to serve in the position through June 2021. During a press conference Wednesday afternoon, HerriottSullivan said she intends to return to the Rochester Housing Authority, where she worked before accepting the interim chief position.

“THANK YOU ROCHESTER!” Mayor Lovely Warren to resign as part of plea deal Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren agreed to resign shortly before her term ends as part of a deal to settle charges she violated campaign finance rules during her 2017 reelection campaign. Warren was scheduled to go on trial Monday on felony charges she and two assistants took steps to evade contribution limits. Instead, Warren and her two co-defendants each pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of accepting campaign contributions that exceeded legal limits, according to the Monroe County district attorney’s office. The deal also resolves separate charges related to unsecured firearms in her home. She did not answer questions from reporters as she left court, but later in the day posted a statement on Facebook. “Leaving the past behind and looking forward to a brighter future. Thank you Rochester,” Warren wrote. “We’ve accomplished a lot together, but in the end, I thank God that I’m able to choose family over everything.”

Market Days at the International Plaza Now Sundays Only The International Plaza, 828 N. Clinton Ave., will now host Market Days on Sundays only, from 1–5 p.m. The season will continue with the Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations and a grand closing will take place on October 17.

Simran S. Gordon, 24, was shot and killed by Rochester police last Wednesday evening during an armed robbery attempt at the Family Dollar store on West Main Street. Police report that Gordon died in an exchange of gunfire. On Tuesday (Oct. 12) City Councilmembers Council President Loretta C. Scott, Vice President Willie J. Lightfoot, Northeast District Representative Michael A. Patterson, and Northwest District Representative Jose M. Peo released the following statement regarding the Family Dollar Attempted Armed Robbery: "Today, the City Council viewed the body worn camera footage from the October 6 attempted armed robbery at the Family Dollar on West Main Street. We would like to start by offering our condolences to the family members and loved ones of the deceased, Simran S. Gordon. "Chair of Public Safety and the Roc Against Gun Violence Coalition, President Lightfoot said, “I will continue to pray and work toward a Rochester where our citizens do not resort to such violent acts, and where no lives are lost as a result of gun violence.” "Nevertheless, the officers involved in this incident upheld their duty to protect innocent bystanders and kept the customers and employees safe from harm, and we must commend them for that. The bravery of the staff who called 911 and the heroic acts of the responding officers saved any additional lives from being lost. We encourage anyone impacted by the trauma of this incident to seek support by calling 211, or by talking to a trusted family member, loved one, or professional. "While we often focus on the complexity of policecommunity relations and the need for reform in our public safety system, we also need to acknowledge the difficult nature of a police officer’s job and their willingness to step into the line of fire to protect citizens."


Bills Stun Chiefs at an Electrified Arrowhead Stadium 38 – 20 By George Radney & Kevin Cheeks


he Buffalo Bills had to not only deal with a Kansas City Chief football team, but the elements came into play with a one hour fourteen-minute weather delay due to lightning and heavy downpours at Arrowhead Stadium. It seemed both teams were served Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches during the delay and most importantly the team remained focused and exploited a poor Chiefs defensive unit. I was surprised to see the Bills have a quality tight end in Dawson Knox, who had 3 passes for a career high of 117 yards. That was the second most yards by a Bills tight end since Paul Costa had 163 yards against the Oakland Raiders in 1967. WOW, that’s almost shocking that the Bills teams in the last pass happy decade has not had a dominating tight end. It looks like that University program that Bills Dawson Knox attended is beginning to pay off huge dividends for him and the Bills. Josh Allen is starting to mature and not allow the moment to be too big for him. Allen did take one unnecessary sack in the game. He seems to have a very strong desire to win and win at all cost which you don’t see in most quarterbacks. The intangibles on Josh Allen are his determination to be the best player he possibly can and continues to work on his short comings to be the best player at his position. Allen was 15 of 26 for 315 passing yards, 3 TD’s and 59 yards rushing for 1 TD. The key items to take from Josh Allen is not throwing the ball a lot and much more running plays are now being called. The Bills ran the ball for 121 yards rushing and this will continue to be a key factor going to the next level. The Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is finally finding out you don’t need to have the ball in Josh Allen’s hands all the time and spread things out with a string running game. The move of Spencer Brown to right tackle and Daryl Williams moving inside to right guard seems to be working and gives the Bills a much bigger offensive line. The running backs can only get better behind this huge line. The Bills defensive unit is having an outstanding season and held Kansas City to 20 points, their third lowest regular season total since the beginning of the 2018 season. Bills Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier has his unit playing fast and getting to the ball. Bills defensive back Taron Johnson had 12 tackles and 1 pass defense. The newly signed Bill continues to be an unsung hero who plays outstanding in the biggest games. The Bills front office is finally signing players to extensions before they become free agents, which


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Common Council Honors The Buffalo 5 Surivors John Walker And Darryl Boyd

M L Nahan Hare

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UMOJA Inc.'s 2021 Persons of the Year Umoja Inc. will present their 2021 Persons of the Year honorees, L. Nathan Hare and Vonetta Rhodes-Osi on Saturday, October 23, at 683 Northland Ave.(Northland Workforce building) from 5-9 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 332-3773.

Women for Walton to Host A Meet and Greet to Discuss Eastside Agenda Women For Walton group will host an India Walton For Mayor of Buffalo Meet & Greet @ Grant's Variety Shoppe,1055 East Ferry St, Saturday, October 16 at 11 a.m. Food, beverages, music, fun, t shirts literature, lawn signs and door knocking activities will be featured. All are welcome! Come and meet India Walton and hear what she has to say to bring stabilization, rehabilitation, and redevelopment opportunities to distressed areas in many of Buffalo's poverty stricken, eastside neighborhoods. All Women For Walton members are encouraged to wear their t shirts. Additional t shirts are available for sale for $10. For more info, please call Betty Jean Grant, @ 716-6025877.

Women for “Write Down Byron Brown” to Host A Ballot Educational Workshop Buffalos First Lady Michelle Brown and the Women for Write Down Byron Brown will host a Ballot Educational Workshop on Thursday, October 14 at the Brown for Buffalo Headquarters, 701 Washington Street at 5;30 p.m. A light dinner will be served.

An Evening In Support of Kim Beaty for Erie County Sheriff An Evening In Support of Kim Beaty for Erie County Sheriff will be held on Tuesday, October 19 from 5-7 p.m. at the Curtiss Hotel, 210 Franklin Street. Tickets are $100 per person and sponsorships range from $250 to $1,000. Persons can donate online at: secure.actblue. com/donate/kimbeaty_Curtiss . The event is being hosted by County Executive Mark Poloncarz, ECDC Carman Jeremy Zellner and Dr. Scott Croce. Congressman Brian Higgins will be the special guest. RSVP to

ore than four decades after they were profiled, wrongly blamed, falsely accused, and then wrongly indicted, tried, convicted, and sentenced to spend more than two decades in NYS prisons, The Buffalo 5's John Walker and Darryl Boyd have arrived nearly full-circle. On Tuesday, October 5, inside Buffalo Common Council Chambers, in downtown Buffalo, they were presented with a special proclamation from the City Of Buffalo's Common Council. The proclamation paid tribute to John's and Darryl's 45-year long struggle to gain the dismissal of their wrongful 1976 indictment, and the vacation of their wrongful 1977 convictions. John Walker and Darryl Boyd are two of the United States of America's most recent Wrongful Conviction Exonerees! The proclamation they received duly acknowledged their having achieved that crucial social justice victory, and cite their having been selected for inclusion in the internationally renowned National Registry of Exonerations [NRE]. John and Darryl will join three other Buffalonians who are currently listed in that database, along with the year of their Wrongful Conviction Exoneration. They include Anthony Capozzi (2007), Lynn Dejac (2008), and Valentino HONOR FOR THE BUFFALO 5! John Walker (seated) and Darryl Dixon (2018). Boyd 3rd from left) celebrate with supporters Cariol Horne, QueenNia Founded in 2012, and in con- and Nate Boyd. Street Legacy Photos by Darvin Adams junction with Northwestern University's School Of Law's Center On Wrongful Convictions, the NRE is the world's premier online database documenting Wrongful Conviction Exonerations. It focuses on those that have occurred in the USA, since 1989. Now administered by the University of California At Irvine's Newkirk Center For Science & Society, the University of Michigan Law School, and the Michigan State University College of Law, the NRE contains information concerning some 2870 individualswrongly convicted of crimes. Altogether these individuals were deprived of more than 25,600 years of their lives, due to this nation's criminal justice system remaining in dire need of reform. According to the NRE, African Americans, who are just 13% of the U.S.'s population, are a majority of the innocent defendants who are wrongfully convicted of crimes, only to be exonerated often decades later. In 2016, these persons constituted more than 47% of the 1,900 exonerations that were listed in the NRE. That is nearly 900 individuals! John and Darryl are indeed very grateful for the progress they have finally been able to gain. They hope their many supporters situated throughout the Upstate Western New York community will share in this very momentous occasion, and incredible honor.

Freeman Recognized by Marquis Who's Who


atrick Freeman has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of real estate development. Dr. Freeman has led a multifaceted career as a radio announcer, real estate developer, sports analyst, and writer. Presently, he has served as a developer for Artesian Development LLC, since 2016. In this capacity, Dr. Freeman has rehabilitated roughly 20 existing properties, and primarily focuses his efforts on building new buildings outside of Atlanta. Outside of his primary career efforts, Dr. Freeman, a member of the Football Writer’s Association and a Life member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., co-hosts a sports radio program on 105.5 The Beat FM, Rochester. He previously served as Sports Director for Power 96.5 radio. Freeman is also a sports Freeman feature writer for the Buffalo Criterion Newspaper. Dr. Freeman is the author of “The Art of the Interview.” A campus police officer from 1990 until 2019, he is also the co-owner ATL Philly Steak Sandwich food truck. He was elevated to a 33rd and last degree in masonry and elected as the District Deputy Grandmaster (Emeritus) of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of New York in 2015.

Cathay Williams

Cathay Williams, The First Known Woman To Enlist In The United States Army, And The Only Known Female Buffalo Soldier Cathay Williams (18441894) was the only female known to serve as a Buffalo Soldier, and the first woman and African-American woman to enlist in the United States Army. Cathay Williams was born to a free father and an enslaved mother, making her a slave. She worked as a house slave during her youth on the plantation near Jefferson City, Missouri. Prior to her voluntary enlistment, she was captured by Union forces in 1861 along with other slaves, and forced to serve as military support. She traveled with the infantry and was present at the Red River Campaign and the Battle of Pea Ridge. In 1866, Cathay Williams enlisted in the U.S Regular Army as a man under the false name of “William Cathay” because women were prohibited from serving in the military. She went through the recruitment process which included a physical examination – which she passed. The recruiter assigned her to the 38th U.S. Infantry, Company A as William Cathay, a 22-year-old, 5’9, black-eyed Continued Page 12


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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus cases are declining in the US. But the number of new infections in children remains "exceptionally high" with 148,222 cases reported in the week ending October 7, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. It said, children represented nearly a quarter of weekly reported cases. Nationally, Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths have been dropping. In the past week, an average 87,676 people reported infections and 1,559 people died of the virus a day, data from Johns Hopkins University shows. The infection rate is still well above what's needed to get con-

trol of the pandemic, with Dr. Anthony Fauci saying it should be below 10,000 a day. -CNN.

Clear Your Marijuana Record! Majority Leader Peoples-Stokes to Host Free Weed Expungement Clinic


o you or someone you know have a marijuana record? Good news! New York State Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes is hosting another weed expungement clinic featuring free legal counsel this weekend for persons seeking to clear or reduce their marijuana record. The event takes place on Saturday, October 16 from 11 a.m.1p.m. at Greater Faith Bible Tabernacle, 391 Edison Avenue. For more information call 897-9714. -The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation ActEarlier this year, Majority Leader Peoples-Stokes sponsored the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), the most progressive and comprehensive legalized cannabis legislation in the country. “As a result, MRTA will bring restorative justice and economic support to communities of color that have been harmed most by the War on Drugs throughout the State of New York,” stated the Assemblywoman. In addition to social justice and equity, which were the legislation's primary focus, MRTA has also legalized recreational adult-use of the cannabis plant in NYS, widely known as weed. “What many members of the Share Your Views About Food Access! community may be unaware is that under MRTA, mariGet a $25 Gift Card! juana arrests and convictions Register at legalized under the law will be expunged,” she continued. “Marijuana expungement means thousands of New York State residents will have the opportunity to move forward with their lives with a clean slate. The free marijuana expungement Si usted no habla inglés, llame a (716) 829-3782 clinics hosted by my office (716) 829-3782 ‫ اِس منرب پر رابطہ کرے‬، ‫اگر آپ انگریزی نہیں بولتے‬ will hopefully educate, posiFor more information contact Carol Ramos at (716) 829-3782 tively impact, and right the wrongs of the past for many members of the community.

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"Home Inspection - Always Request One" W

ell "Hello Everyone!" Billowing into our "Fall Season" with lots of pleasant thoughts, sights and events to enjoy. Here are some details I am happy to share with you. This is in regards to the necessity of having a "Home Inspection." Purchasing a home is your personal investment. With that thought in mind, your best interest of "being a proud homeowner as an asset", becomes a reality. Congratulations! 1. Home inspection: Inspection fees range from an estimate of $200.00 to $575.00. A referral for a "Professional Inspector" is always useful. The inspection should reveal information about the condition and systems. This is where the Purchaser(s) will be aware of necessary costs, items requiring attention earlier

and in the future. The purchaser should review the report with their real estate agent and decide what is best and if they should decide to move forward with the purchase. 2. Health / SafetyFocus: Be mindful of mold, gas, radon and carbon monoxide. If detected by the Inspector, tests should be conducted and results issued in the report. In addition smoke detectors/all others should be on board and in working condition. If not, this should be cited in the report. Options: owner resolve issues during the inspection period or purchaser(s) withdraw the offer. 3. Added features: The inspector is mindful of detecting additions to a home. These will be detailed in the report: -Expanded garages, basements,rooms ~ all require permits and must follow city/county/state codes. - Impacts home insurance, property taxes. -In reality the purchaser(s) will have to deal with this in

the future if not under code. Feel free to inquire with your agent and attorney for more details. 4. As Is Purchase: This is a home being sold in its current condition "As Is ". These homes have some concerns: -There are some unoccupied and boarded up for a period of time -Inspectors will make a note of : mold in detail as a hazard to health - Costly to remove -Most plumbing;outside equipment removed: electric/gas lines etc) 5. Having the purchase come to a reality: Having the inspection is an opportunity to negotiate the repairs to be addressed and completed by the owner. Also, consider the possibility of a price reduction or credit from the owner. Keep in mind if there is a credit, the completion of the repairs depend on the degree of the items cited. Completion may have to occur before closing. The Loan Officer with the bank has to be informed

Maya Angelou to be Featured on Upcoming US Coins




The legendary poet will be the first Black woman to have their likeness on U.S. currency. The likeness of legendary poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou will soon be on your quarters, thanks to a new United States Mint program honoring trailblazing American women. Angelou’s appearance on quarters in 2022 is part of the American Women Quarters Program, a four-year initiative that “celebrates the accomplishments and contributions made by women to the development and history of our country. “

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20 The energy has shifted in October and the portal between us and the spirit world is open. Now is the time to do spiritual protection, prayers for the future, and think on only what is good. Your thoughts will control what you receive from this energy shift. The Hunter’s full Moon also called the harvest Moon is here to light up our inner-fires — and maybe start a little drama, too. This one falls in the headstrong and zealous sign of Aries. Everyone will feel the tension and passion of this luminary This is the time to give thanks to the animals, fruits, and vegetables during this moon for giving their lives so we can live. The full moon is always a good time to pray, have ceremonies, and be reminded of the continuation of life. Throughout October work on your spiritual self, and pay attention to messages you get in your dreams. On This Full Moon make sure you release what you do not need in your life.The full moon is always a good time to be reminded of the continuation of life. Full Moon blessings...Cherokee Billie

of the status in order for the agent and purchaser(s) to proceed with any of the above. 6. Lifetime of Systems: The inspector will issue an approximation of the plumbing,heating and air condition system, hot water tanks and sump pumps: determination of

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Lincoln United Methodist Women Community Conversation on Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline with India Walton


he United Methodist Women of Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church are hosting a Racial Equity and Social Justice Town Hall on Tuesday October 19 at 6 P.M., 641 Masten Ave. in the City of Buffalo. This community conversation will focus on one of the UMW’s mission focus on racial justice and interrupting the school to prison pipeline. They have invited India Walton, the first African – American woman to earn the Democratic Nomination for Buffalo Mayor, to share her vision and thoughts on this issue. This Town Hall will focus on the need to address racial equity in housing, business development, education and criminal

justice as a means to interrupt the school to prison pipeline in the region. The United Methodist Women have been engaged in progressive causes for over 150 years taking positions on social justice issues and working to change legislation, systems and practices they consider unjust or oppressive. They continue to build on this foundation as they work to end maternal mortality, fight for a living wage for all, interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline, and ensure justice for all. This event is open to the public. If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact the church via e-mail at

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Baptist Women's World Day of Prayer "A COURAGEOUS LIFE" is the theme for the Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer on Monday, November 1st at 5:00 P. M. in New Hope Baptist Church, 2090 Genesee St. Host Pastor is Rev. Herschel Chapman. All are welcome. Prayer is the key to unlocking doors and moving formidable mountains. Masks are required. Social distancing will be maintained. Any further information needed call Annie Swygert at 822-8240 or Bertha Johnson at 834-1172.

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WNY Peace Center to Host 54th Annual Dinner By Deidra M. EmEl

T Jousha Marqwail Branch

Jousha Marqwail Branch Named to National Society of Leadership and Success Jousha Marwail Branch has been naned to the National Society of Leadership and success, the nation's largest leadership honor society. Jousha is a junior honor student at Buffalo State College, where he is majoring inMechanical Engineering. He carries a 3.5 GPA and is expected to graduate in June of 2023.


he WNY Peace Center will host its 54th Annual Dinner on November 12th beginning at 5:30pm at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center and on Zoom. The theme is" Ending Nuclear Weapons for People and The Planet." This year’s guest of honor will be The King’s Bay Plowshares (KBP7) featuring Clare Grady and Mark Colvill who will both speak and receive the Peace Center’s Peace Education Award. The WNY Peace Center supports and is inspired by many of the issues raised by the KBP7. The Kings Bay Plowshare 7 are a faith based Catholic activist group which centralize disarmament of nuclear weapons as a symbolic demonstration that peace on earth and unity among all is not only possible but essential. Their continued nonviolent efforts give life to the responsibility to humanity and each other which we all carry. Because the work that they do at times results in their incarceration, members of the Kings Bay Plowshare 7 also maintain communication with those that find themselves in prison, and support them and their families in all the ways that they can throughout the process of liberating them. The WNY Peace Center has a long and intertwined history with the KBP7 which includes being co-defendants with KBP7 members in a number of actions, as well as partners and friends in the work, through the Upstate Drone Action – The Upstate NY Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars and Witness Against Torture - Campaign to End Torture & Close Guantánamo. We are honored to welcome the Witness Against Torture program as a new addition of the Center and invite all to make donations to said program through the website or by mail. Collectively, we all try to “Be the Change” through varied involvement including but not limited to direct actions to stop

violence – especially, state-sponsored violence, war, and nuclear weapons.

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Chanon Judson to Lead First Urban Bush Women Residency at UB


B alumna Chanon Judson, co-artistic director of the Urban Bush Women (UBW) dance company, has joined the faculty of the Department of Theatre and Dance. Judson, BFA ’01, a highly esteemed choreographer, performer, educator and community leader, will take a lead role in overseeing the comparative jazz dance curriculum, as well as contributing to the educational excellence of the MFA dance program and collaborating with the greater UB and Buffalo communities. The first UBW Dance Residency is taking place at UB this week, with company members teaching classes and workshops for students and developing new work for UBW in the Center for the Arts’ Black Box Theatre. Chanon Judson “Over the past six years, I’ve been in a process of examining, embodying and reclaiming jazz practice from the lens of Afri-

can American root systems,” says Judson, visiting associate professor. “This study asks for the interrogation and reframing of my lens, in regards to jazz dance history and my own formation story that is as much a product of African American form and founding as it is of colonized-codified form, where White men are championed as the genre’s ‘pioneers.’” The Department of Theatre and Dance’s collaboration with UBW helps to fulfill an educational priority to give new and upcoming student-artists exposure and access to professionals in the field. The engagement between the groups will not only

expand opportunities for student and faculty research and creative activity, but will also bring a diverse array of artist-scholar-collaborators to UB. “This new partnership feels like a gift,” says Anne Burnidge, associate professor and department chair. “I can’t wait to see how it grows and develops, and how our students, university and community are expanded by the opportunity to work with and learn from Chanon and these amazing artists.” UBW galvanizes artists, activists, audiences and communities through performances, artist development, education and community engagement. With the groundbreaking performance ensemble at its core, and ongoing programs including the Summer Leadership Institute (SLI), BOLD (Builders, Organizers & Leaders through Dance) and the Choreographic Center Initiative, UBW promotes artistic legacies; projects the voices of the underheard and people of color; brings attention to and addresses issues of equity in the dance field and throughout the United States; and provides platforms and serves as a conduit for culturally and socially relevant experimental art makers. For more information about UBW, visit

Two Burchfield Penney Exhibitions Amplify the Legacy of James G. Pappas and Black Arts in Buffalo The artwork of highly respected artist James G. Pappas, and his visionary leadership as a co-founder of the Langston Hughes Center are the subject of two new exhibitions at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.


he exhibit "James G. Pappas: Relative to Music," spans his prolific career. Pappas’s abstract expressionist style pulls strong influence from his love of jazz music, while contending with the sociopolitical realities of American life for Black communities. Like jazz, his work is a lasting testament to experimentation, innovation, and improvisation, breaking the mold to imagine new possibilities. The second exhibit, "Founders," explores the early history of the Langston Hughes Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, which Pappas founded with fellow artists Allie Anderson, Clarence Scott, Wilhelmina Godfrey, and Hal Franklin. Opening at its 25 High St. location in 1971, the arts center offered an expansive range of workshops, exhibitions, performances, and lectures. Providing access to the arts and technical training, its organizers championed social change. While the pandemic stalled planning for a Pappas solo exhibition, it opened the doors to something far greater. “During earlier discussions we talked about the photograph of five of the six artists showcased in the 1968

exhibition 'Six from the City.' Pappas explained the importance of each person and their involvement in the formation of the Langston Hughes Center in the early 1970s,” said Tullis Johnson, Burchfield Penney manager of exhibitions. “After looking for information about the center online, it became clear that this story needed to be shared more broadly, even more so because of the parallels between that time in American history and today,” he said. Co-curators Tiffany Gaines and Tullis Johnson, with assistance from archivist Heather Gring, embarked on an extensive research journey. Locating lost archival materials, documentation, and building relationships with community members, they mapped the history of the center which extends beyond the City of Buffalo. The Challenger Community News also helped connect the dots. “We learned how these artists were so committed to creating a space to uplift and empower communities. Their ideas and action fulfilled needs, laying a blueprint for the next generation of cultural changemakers,” said Tiffany Gaines, Burchfield Penney curatorial and digital content associate.

“So much of this history is at risk of being lost and underlines the importance of archiving and documenting this important work, particularly in marginalized communities,” noted Gaines. “The exhibition is an unprecedented opportunity to give Pappas, a longtime friend of the Burchfield Penney, and the leaders of the center well-deserved recognition and interpret their stories to larger audiences.”

"Founders," focused on the center from 1968-1975, only begins to scratch the surface of its history within the cultural landscape of the region. “The accomplishments of that early iteration of the center and its founders, would only begin to tell the story we wanted to share. With plans to focus on some of the other founders, teaching artists and friends in exhibitions and programs, our hope is to eventually tell a larger story that our community can be proud of,” said Johnson. “This is the beginning, an introduction to a significant history with many more layers to unpack and Black artists to recognize going forward,” said Gaines. "James G. Pappas: Relative to Music" and "Founders" are on view through May 1, 2022. Go to for more info.

Pictured above from left: Curatorial Associate Tiffany Gaines, artist James Pappas, and Tullis Johnson, Burchfield Penney manager of exhibitions during opening night.. Pictured left and featured in the founders exhibition Five of the Six: James Pappas, Allie Anderson, Clarence Scott, Hal Franklin, Wilhelmina Godfrey missing is Donald Watkins (DK Weinbrenner Burchfield Penney archives )

Just Buffalo Literary Center Kicks Off BABEL Series at Kleinhans! This Thursday October 14 get ready for a lively lecture and conversation with Common Wealth Prize winning Author Aminatta Forna at Kleinhans Music Hall. The event begins at 8:00 p.m., with doors open at 7:00 p.m. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for entry into Kleinhans, and masks must be worn indoors. Tickets, which also include a link to watch virtually, are $40 general public, $35 with library card, $10 student and avaialble . or call 716-832-5400.


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Hutch Tech High Student is First EMPower716 Young Entrepreneur of the Month $500 Startup Business Grant Awarded to 17-Year-Old Buffalo Entrepreneur


he live business and leadership video podcast EMPower716 Talk Show with Coach Robert Lowery has announced the recipient of the new show’s first Young Entrepreneur of the Month selection. A $500 startup business grant was awarded to 17-year-old Machi Gibbs, a Hutchinson Central Technical High School senior and founder of Buffalo, NY-based fashion brand Brytelife. Colorfully designed durags, bonnets and fashion accessories fill Machi’s book bag. He sold his first piece of art at the age of 15, starting his entrepreneurial journey as a graphic artist and painter who created logos and designs for local businesses. During the pandemic, his inspiration for launching Brytelife was identifying the problem his friends had finding protective, fashionable and customized durags. One of company’s most popular early designs is a tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant, created to uplift and inspire. Gibbs quickly expanded his footMachi Gibbs being presented with grant award from Leadership print by partnering with local barbershops, selling products directly to customers. Gibbs credits these partnerships with Coach Robert Lowery. helping his strengthen his communications and negotiation skills as he learned hands-on small business skills. “I saw Machi’s work online and reached out to learn more about his business goals. I was impressed and inspired by his determination and drive,” said Robert Lowery, host, EMPower716. “I am proud to share Machi’s journey with our EMPower716 community and thankful to our sponsors who helped us award him $500 in funds to expand his growing business online.” EMPower716, a weekly broadcast, was launched this month to inform, inspire and connect the business and entrepreneur community throughout Western New York. Each month a new young entrepreneur will be chosen to share their story with viewers. Certified Life and Leadership Coach Robert Lowery leads Western New York consulting company RL Experience, LLC. He is an active member of the local business community, including serving as a Treasurer and Trustee of Buffalo United Charter School and board member of the Cheektowaga Economic Development Corporation and Resource Council of WNY. RL Experience delivers leadership, personal development, and life coaching services. For guest interview consideration, or to nominate a Young Entrepreneur of the month, contact: Nominees must be entrepreneurs aged 21 or under who provide a product or service that offers value to the community, and each must be available for interview on the show. To learn more, visit

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Mayoral Candidate India Walton Releases Her East Side Agenda

"I love and believe in the East Side..."


Introduction love and believe in the East Side, where I am proud to

● Enforce remediation of impacted properties. ● Provide resources to home town landlords for abatement have been born and raised. and rehab of problem properties. But looking around the East Side sometimes breaks my 3. Infill housing heart. Around every corner, it is hard to miss the effects of Parts of the East Side look like prairie, after years of mass decades of capital flight and public disinvestment: vacant demolitions with scant redevelopment. From my time as Exlots, cracked sidewalks, poorly maintained parks, badly lit ecutive Director of the Fruit Belt Community Land Trust, I streets, scarce options for healthful food, and entirely too know exactly what it takes to develop without displacement. many makeshift memorials to victims of gun violence. Priorities: However, even in the shadows of longstanding govern- ● Cultivate a citywide federation of Community Land Trusts, mental neglect, I see potential. Where vacant lots sit vacant with public support for neighborhood self-development, inand unkept, I see the potential for safe, permanently afford- cluding disposing of city-owned land at under market rate. able housing. Where food insecurity is a daily concern, I ● Secure strong community benefits agreements whenever see the potential for grocery cooperatives and neighborhood the city provides public subsidies to large real estate develgardens. Where lead poisons babies, I see the potential for opments. investments in healthy families and communities. ● Fund home repairs to keep homeowners in their homes. This is an agenda for realizing that potential, for building ● Provide capacity-building grants for community housing the safe, healthy Buffalo, we need and deserve, leaving no development agencies. neighborhood behind, including the East Side. ● Improve the application Before we talk more about my process for obtaining rehabiliplan for the East Side I want to "This is an agenda for realizing that tation and emergency repair uplift that the East Side is not a potential, for building the safe, healthy loans from the City of Buffalo, monolith. There are a multitude Buffalo we need and deserve, leaving which currently can take up to of neighborhoods with unique two years. character along with profound no neighborhood behind, including the ● Create a municipally-supEast Side." and complex needs. When I say ported micro-mortgage revolvthe people closest to the problem ing loan fund to provide financing to purchase homes that are closest to the solution, that means I expect to work in cost less than $50k. partnership with existing community organizations, stake- ● Allocate more CDBG and Home Funds for infill housing. holders, and neighborhood groups to ensure we plan, re- ● Float city bonds for rehabilitating homes instead of exsource, and implement real solutions that will move our city ecuting massive demolitions. forward. ● Begin developing single family infill housing around 1. Economic Development MLK Park, the largest park on the East Side. For too long, our leaders have simply bemoaned poverty 4. Safe streets and failed to do anything about it. It is time, at long last, to All too often, simply crossing the street can mean risking revive Buffalo’s economy, reduce poverty, create stability, one's life. At the same time, drag racing and other forms of and provide for a healthy city into the future. unsafe driving produce noise, exhaust, and other byproducts Priorities: that reduce East Siders’ quality of life. This will be in sup● Create jobs through green job development, light manu- port of the Just Streets Initiative by the Fair, Fines, and Fees facturing, and worker-owned cooperatives. Coalition that looks at crime prevention through environ● Cultivate walkable business and entertainment districts in mental design. historically redlined neighborhoods, specifically Michigan, Priorities: Jefferson, Fillmore, and Bailey. ● Install speed humps in particularly problematic areas. ● Support entrepreneurs whose businesses employ fewer ● Move collision inspection responsibilities from police to than ten workers the Department of Transit, in order to streamline the process ● Adopt an equitable approach to city contracting and civil of developing strategic recommendations and turning them service growth. into life-saving infrastructure improvements. ● Work in partnership with the state and federal government ● Create safety grants for block clubs and neighborhood asto secure funding to expand public transit with high speed sociations rail. ● Establish a Buffalo Peace Corp in high risk areas modeled ● Apply for state and federal grants to support the work of around the LIFE Camp model, to provide holistic, peaceful existing cultural institutions. lifestyle training, coupled with a crisis response, to reduce ● Partner with faith-based institutions to expand housing and community violence and heal historic trauma. community economic development. ● Partner with local radio, tv, and social media outlets to 2. Lead Abatement promote public awareness of a peaceful lifestyle including It is unconscionable that our city’s lead poisoning crisis still conflict resolution, personal development, healthy eating rivals that of Flint, Michigan, especially when Rochester and and physical activity as a way to reduce stress and improve Syracuse have both managed to implement successful lead health outcomes. abatement programs with no more resources than are avail- 5. Park maintenance able to us. It is outrageous how poorly maintained our city parks are. Priorities: With dilapidated equipment, overgrown vegetation, substan● Enforce the inspection of all rental properties in the City of dard sanitation, and pavement in need of repair, these are Buffalo built before 1978 to ensure that children and families hardly suitable places for our families to spend recreational are not exposed to lead paint. time.

India Walton

Priorities: ● Create an Independent Parks Department separate from the Department of Public Works, and appoint competent leadership who can devise and implement a consolidated strategic plan for maintaining healthy, usable city parks. ● Employ adequate staffing at all levels to enable the department to affect its strategic plan. 6. Refurbished sidewalks Not only do cracked and crumbling sidewalks drive down property values, they make it nearly impossible for residents who use walkers or wheelchairs to simply get down the street to friends’ houses, doctors appointments, and other destinations Priorities: ● Direct the Department of Public Works to conduct a comprehensive review of our city’s sidewalks and create one consolidated plan that emphasizes priority zones. ● Aggressively pursue federal and state grants for essential infrastructure improvements. ● Employ union labor and enforce the apprenticeship requirements on paving projects to create career pathways for neighborhood residents. 7. Addressing the root causes of violence The homicide rate has risen 5 of the last 6 years in Byron Brown’s Buffalo. His only response to this has been enhanced surveillance and punishment, which has abjectly failed to keep us safe. We have to address the root causes of violence. Priorities: ● In all ways, work to end the concentrated poverty which constitutes far-and-away the leading cause of community violence. ● Bring the evidence-based LIFE Camp model to Buffalo, to provide violence interruption by credible messengers, ongoing mentorship and conflict mediation, wraparound therapeutic services to heal from trauma, and cash assistance for those at highest risk to shoot or be shot. ● Establish a mental health first responder corps staffed by social workers and other trained professionals to answer 911 calls involving substance abuse and other mental health crises. More information about India Walton, the Democratic nominee for Mayor of Buffalo and sole mayoral candidate on the November 2 General Election ballot, can be found at www., Facebook, Twitter at @indiawaltonbflo and Instagram at @indiawaltonforbuffalo.



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cook with black hair and black complexion. Her cousin and a friend, both male, served with her and kept her secret. However, shortly after enlisting, she was infected with smallpox and was hospitalized. While she managed to somehow maintain her secret identity through her hospitalization and rejoin her unit in New Mexico, it was not long before health issues caught up with her and she was discovered. William’s was honorably discharged but was denied her disability. However this was not the end of her adventures. Her disability discharge meant the end of her tenure in the Army, but not the end of the adventure of being William Cathay. Dressed as a man, Williams signed up with an emerging all-Black regiment: the 38th U.S. Infantry – which would eventually become part of the legendary Buffalo Soldiersmaking her the only known female Buffalo Soldier. (Ed Note: One of the characters in the newly released Black cowboy movie "The Harder They Fall" goes by the name of Cuffee -played by Danielle Deadwyler. Cuffee is modeled on Cathay Williams, the first Black woman to enlist in the United States Army.)



Notice of Formation of a Domestic Limited Liability Company AP Health and Wellness LLC. Date of filing of Articles of Organization with the NY Dept. of State: 08/02/2021. Office of the LLC: 128 Tomcyn Dr. Williamsville,NY 14221. Erie County. The NY Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process may be served. NYSS may mail a copy of process to the LLC at 128 Tomcyn Dr. Williamsville,NY 14221. Purpose of LLC:Any lawful purpose. Sept 16, 23, 30 Oct 7,14,21

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DLP Consulting WNY LLC filed Articles of Organization with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 7/29/21. Office location: Erie County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1339 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, NY 14208. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Sept 16, 23, 30 Oct 7,14,21 Notice of Formation of a Domestic Limited Liability Company A&T Growth Enterprise LLC filed Articles of Organization with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on August 22, 2021. Office location Erie County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 64 Shellridge Dr. East Amherst, NY 14051. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Sept 16, 23, 30 Oct 7,14,21 Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company BJ&SM HAULING LLC ART. OF ORG filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 8/3/2021 Office: Erie County SSNY has been designated as the LLC’s agent upon whom process against it may be served A copy of process should be mailed to the LLC at: 25 Kaufman Ave., Buffalo, NY 14225. Purpose:any any lawful purpose. Sept 30 Oct 7,14,21,28 Nov.4 Notice of Formation of a Domestic Limited Liability Company H & G United Holdings LLC. Date of filing of Articles of Organization with the NY Department of State: February 17, 2016. Office of LLC: Erie County: Street Address of Principal Office is 2518 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14215. The NYS Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process may be served. The address to which process shall be mailed is Trazell L Harris, 2518 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14215. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful purpose. Sept 16, 23, 30 Oct 7,14,21 Notice of Formation of a Domestic Limited Liability Company XYZ Company, LLC Date of filing of Articles of Organization with the NY Dept of State: November 28, 2008 Office of the LLC: Erie The NY Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process may be served.NYSS may mail a copy of any process to the LLC at: 123 Main Street, City Purpose of LLC: Any lawful purpose permitted for LLCs under NY Limited Liability Company Act. Sept 16, 23, 30 Oct 7,14,21

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Notice of Formation of a Domestic Limited Liability Company Alive Christian Bookstore and Center, LLC. Date of filing of Articles of Organization with the NY Department of State: May 12, 2021. Office of LLC: Erie County: Street Address of Principal Office is 2275 Fillmore Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14214. The NYS Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process may be served. The address to which process shall be mailed is Gordon W. Sweat, 2275 Fillmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful purpose . Sept 16, 23, 30 Oct 7,14,21

Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Saint Don Ye' LLC filed Articles of Organization with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 8/31/21. Office location: Erie County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 66 Montana Ave, Buffalo, NY 14211. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Sept 16, 23, 30 Oct 7,14,21 Notice of Formation of a Domestic Limited Liability Company Behar Doula Services, LLC’s Arts of Org were filed by the NY Dep’t of State on 8/26/21. Its office location is Erie County. Its purpose is any lawful purpose. NY’s Sec’y of State is designated as agent upon whom process may be served. The Sec’y shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 86 Sharon Pkwy, Lackawanna, NY 14218 Sept 16, 23, 30 Oct 7,14,21 Notice of Formation of a Domestic Limited Liability Company SUNROOM SALA LLC. Filed with the SSNY on 11/02/2020. Office of the Legalinc Corporate Services Inc.1967 Wehrle Drive, Suite 1 #086 Buffalo NY 14221, Erie Coun-ty. The NY Secretary of State has been designated as the agent upon whom process may be served. NYSS may mail a copy of process to the LLC at 215 East 99th street #418, New York, NY 10029. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful purpose. No specific duration attached to LLC. Sept 16, 23, 30 Oct 7,14,21 Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Nubian Resilience by Makeda, LLC filed Articles of Organization with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/20/21. Office location: Erie County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11 East Utica, Suite 3, Buffalo, NY 14209. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Sept 30, Oct 7,14,21,28 Nov. 4 Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Buddy's Steak & More LLC filed Articles of Organization with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 7/19/21. Office location: Erie County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 55 Durham Ave, Buffalo, NY 14215. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Sept 16, 23, 30 Oct 7,14,21 Notice of Formation of a Domestic Limited Liability Company Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company Reflections In Print, LLC filled with SSNY November 23, 2020. Office: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process it may be served. Copy of process shall be mailed to: LLC 585 East Ferry Street, Buffalo, NY 14211. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Sept 23, 30 Oct 7,14,21,28 Notice of Formation of a Domestic Limited Liability Compan Canine Fitness Unleashed LLC. Filed Arts of Org. with SSNY 08/27/2021 . Office: Erie Co. SSNY designated as agent for process and shall mail to 475 Niagara St. Buffalo NY 14201. Any Lawful purpose. Oct 14,21,28 Nov. 4 11,18

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is what winning franchises do in order to keep their best players in their organization. Bills edge rushers Greg Rousseau, AJ Espensa, Efrie Obada, Boogie Barsham are the future of the Bills defensive unit. They are learning from Mario Addison and Jerry Hughes both on their last season in the NFL. The major difference between this year’s defense and last year’s is this team is much bigger in size along the offensive and defensive line allowing for more physical play and not getting pushed around by their opponents. Bills linebacker Tremaine Edmunds said, “We’re not surprised as far as the success we’re having. I see it day in and day out throughout the week. It doesn’t just happen on game days; guys are working throughout the week. It’s just exciting to see that it’s showing up on game day. I’m extremely happy for those guys.” The Bills travel to Nashville, Tennessee for a Monday nightshow down with a very physical Tennessee Titans team. The Titans are struggling on offense seemingly missing wide receiver Corey Davis, now a New York Jet and Julio Jones back on injured list just like his Atlanta days. Derrick Henry will be a handful but as mentioned earlier in this article, the Bills defensive front is bigger and will be able to handle him. Prediction: I see the Bills winning 31 – 24. Follow me on FACEBOOK, Instagram, TWITTER: georgeradney@georgeradman, LIVE STREAMING: Pro Talk Plus the Winners Edge RADIO: WLGZ 105.5 FM The Beat of Rochester, Every Saturday morning 7 AM – 8 AM. What’s Going on the Experience Every Sunday morning 8 AM – 9 AM on WHTK Fox Sports 1280 AM Rochester, NY

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Bids will be received by RP Oak Hill Building Co., Inc. for the Michigan Street Baptist Church Project on 10/15/2021 at 11:00am. Please fax bids (716-822-4367) or email (bids@ prior to 11:00 am. The scope of work includes demolition, shoring, masonry, carpentry, plaster, window restoration, site, electrical, asphalt roofing, panting, steel, etc. The contract documents may be examined at Construction Exchange. This project is open shop. ***W/M/ DBE & SDVOB participation is encouraged.

LEGAL NOTICE PROBATE CITATION File No. 2020-2913 SURROGATE'S COURT - ERIE COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: Any and all persons who are, or who claim to be heirs at law, next of kin, distributees of the decedent named below, If any such there be, all of whom and all of whose names, ages, places of residence and post office addresses are unknown to the Petitioner(s) and cannot after due diligence used be ascertained and HON. LETITIA JAMES - Attorney General of the State of New York. A petition having been duly filed by Richard E Stanton and Jennifer G Flannery, Erie Co Pub Admin, who is domiciled at 415 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202 and 200 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1200, Buffalo, NY 14202, respectively. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate's Court, Erie County, at 92 Franklin Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, New York on November 9, 2021, at 9:30 o’clock in the fore noon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of Ronald D Garneau aka Ronald Garneau, lately domiciled at 40 College Street, Buffalo, New York, admitting to probate a Will dated May 7, 2020, (a Codicil dated____) a copy of which it is attached, as the Will of Ronald D Garneau, deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that Letters Testamentary to Richard E Stanton and Jennifer G Flannery, Erie Co Pub Admin Letters of Trusteeship to ___________ Letters of Administration c.t.a. to ____________


Western New York Independent Living Promotes Johanna Andujar, Hires Moselle Whitehead

The Western New York Independent Living Family of Agencies (WNYIL) is pleased to announce the promotion of Johanna Andujar to Bi-lingual Support Specialist. WNYIL created this new position to assist Ms. Whitehead Ms. Andujar an increasing number of agency consumers with disabilities for whom Spanish is their primary language and to ensure there is full access to agency services with no language barriers. WNYIL also welcomes Moselle Whitehead who was recently hired to serve its consumers as a Transition Specialist in Erie County. The Western New York Independent Living, Inc. Family of Agencies offer an expanding array of services to aid in-

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***SEE ATTACHED NOTICE TO CITED PARTY(1)*** (State any further relief requested) Family2Family Dated, Attested and Sealed October 4, 2021 Support Specialist Hon. ACEA M. MOSEY(Surrogate) Provide resources and support to those Affected by someKathleen A. Downing (Chief Clerk) one else’s addiction. Positions Catherine E Nagel (Attorney for Petitioner) available in both Erie and Nuchereno & Nagel PLLC, Niagara County. Min exp. Of 6438 West Quaker Street, Orchard 3 yrs. Resume and cover letter Park, NY 14127 to WNYIL, INC 3108 Main St (Address of Attorney) Telephone Number: (716)667-2503 Buffalo NY 14214 Attorney Email Address: EEOC (1) If this citation is published, the "attached notice" documents will not be NY Connects Independent published with the citation. Oct. 14,21,28 Nov. 4

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Help connect aging or disabled individuals and their Families to support groups and streamline access to Public benefits and application assistance. Associate degree and human services experience req. Resume and cover letter to WNYIL, Inc 3108 Main St Buffalo, NY, 14214 EEOC


Facilitate & coordinate, for people Residing in institutions, a plan to Re-enter the community. Associate Degree & 3 yrs exp. Req. Resume and cover letter to WNYIL, Inc 3108 Main St Buffalo, NY 14214 EEOC

Enhancement Employment Specialist

Recruit perspective employers to grant work Experiences or employment to participants. Coordinate TANF individuals with employment. HS diploma & 4 yrs work exp. Req. WNYIL, Inc. 3108 Main St Buffalo, NY 14214 EEOC

Vocational Peer Support Specialist

Educate individuals in the community About the benefits of using WNYIL programs. HS diploma & 2 yrs exp in vocational services req. Send resume and cover letter to WNYIL, Inc 3108 Main St Buffalo NY 14214 EEOC


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EVENTS CALENDAR THURSDAY OCTOBER 14 CO-OP 50th Year Annual Meeting 7-9 p.m. @ North Park Theater, 1428 Hertel for premiere of special 50th anniversary film.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 15 Westminster Community House Grand Opening 12 noon to 4p.m. - FREE 19 Monroe Street •Yoga and Exercises for Seniors •Refreshments •Cooking Demonstration •Gift Raffle •Tours of the New Community House SATURDAY OCTOBER 16

Women For Walton hosts India Walton For Mayor of Buffalo Meet & Greet @ Grant's Variety Shoppe,1055 East Ferry St., Saturday, October 16 at 11 a.m Food, beverages, music, fun, t shirts literature, lawn signs and door knocking .

WUFO Health & Wealth Expo Concert, Kleinhans Music Hall, 1 p.m. featuring Pastor Donnie McClurkin and more $20.


MONDAY OCTOBER 18 Hustle for Health Urban Line Dance Fitness with at Gloria Parks Community Center 3242 Main St, Buffalo. 12pm - 1pm. FREE for ages 55+ Visit to RSVP. WEDNESDAY 20


Hustle for Health Urban Line Dancing at Gloria Parks Community Center 3242 Main St, Buffalo. 11am- 12pm. FREE for ages 55+ 716 832 1010 x 211 to RSVP

African Consciousness Workshop

Every Monday 4-6pm, Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue. “Where we learn About Our Glorious Past & Present African Family.” (716)400-8644 or kmtfllix@gmailcom

Association For The Study Of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC) Eastern Regional Virtual Conference Theme: “Liberating Our Hearts And Minds

Through The Wisdom Of Our Ancestors” Saturday October 16 -10 am from 4 pm Zoom Meeting WVNYdmZIYlpyekY0QWFxdz09 Passcode: 301236 One tap mobile: +16465588656,,3483687696# US (New York)Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (NY) Find your local number: Speakers:Dr. Mario Beatty, Keynote Speaker ; Dr. Leonard Jefferies; Dr. Rosalind Jefferies; Sis. Debra Johnson; Sis. La Trella Thornton; Dr. Nteri Nelson; Bro. Dale Larkhart; Nana Modell Gault, Regional, President ; Dr. Mario Beatty, ASCAC International President.

Rev. Dr. Charles A. Searcy

U.S. Army Ret. 8 February 22 April 94 Fort Benning Ga. Jump School Vietnam Veteran Served in Germany Korea Truck Driver Dining Facility Manager Race Relations Transit clerk

Free Homework Help Free Homework Help every Tuesday and Thursdayfrom 4pm-6pm at Mt. Olive Baptist Church 701 East Delavan Ave. For info and to register call 716 235-4730 .


As of 2018, police departments in this country received more than $118 billion in funding. Only the military in the United States and China receive more money. The armed forces of Russia, Germany, France, the U.K. and Japan all receive less money than American police departments. They are in fact a domestic military force. - Margaret Kimberley



Challenger Community News • t hec •October 14, 2021

She’s encouraging vaccinations. As medical director at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, Dr. Hope Fisher works to ensure our community is as healthy as it can be. She leads by example, encouraging vaccinations and other smart choices that protect us as individuals and, in turn, protect our community as a whole. Because she knows that together, we make a mark.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York is a trade name of Highmark Western and Northeastern New York Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. This is a paid endorsement.

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