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A solid grounding in the facts is the foundation of all good public policy. Improving our community means understanding the lives of people who live here in specific, quantifiable ways. The information below helps tell the story of life in the Buffalo-Niagara region.

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May 31, 2022

Buffalo News: "Racist attack highlights sparse supermarket options in Buffalo's largely Black neighborhoods"

By: Stephen T. Watson | May 31, 2022  The Tops Markets on Jefferson Avenue, targeted by an avowed white supremacist in a massacre that killed 10 Black people, is the only supermarket within the 14208 ZIP code and a wider section of Buffalo's East Side. The closest full-service grocery …

May 30, 2022

Buffalo News: "The Editorial Board: An ingrained system of segregation led the Tops shooter to Buffalo’s East Side"

The Buffalo News Editorial Board | May 30, 2022 This is the first in a series of editorials.  The cauldron of hate had been brewing for a while, fueled by false notions of “replacement theory.” But long before the shooter stepped foot in that Tops supermarket on May …

May 30, 2022

Buffalo News: "A racist gunman came for Buffalo, but 'racism is not new here;"

By: Stephen T. Watson & Charlie Specht | May 30, 2022 A racist came looking for Buffalo. But Buffalo doesn't have to look far to find racism. In the hours after this month's horrific mass shooting at a Jefferson Avenue supermarket, where 10 Black people were killed, some Buffalo …

May 27, 2022

Black Enterprise: "The supermarket that was the scene of he Buffalo shooting is also an example of supermarket redlining"

By: Derek Major | May 27, 2022  The Tops Supermarket that was the scene of the Buffalo mass shooting was once a beacon of progress for the city’s Black residents. CNN reported in August 2001, Sens. Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer attended the announcement of the  Tops …

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Buffalo Council Council Redistricting: Jillian Hanesworth and Rusty Weaver on The Public GoodJuly 5, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Tanvier Peart

Joni us on The Public Good. This week we’re talking with Poet Jillian Hanesworth, Buffalo’s Poet Laureate and social change artist, along with Dr. Rusty Weaver, Director of Research at the Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab. Once every 10 years, the Buffalo Common Council is responsible …

Buffalo Council Council Redistricting: Jillian Hanesworth and Rusty Weaver on The Public GoodJuly 5, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Tanvier Peart

Joni us on The Public Good. This week we’re talking with Poet Jillian Hanesworth, Buffalo’s Poet Laureate and social change artist, along with Dr. Rusty Weaver, Director of Research at the Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab. Once every 10 years, the Buffalo Common Council is responsible …

Justice for Migrant Families: Jennifer Connor and Esther Saidat on The Public GoodJune 28, 2022, 10:30-11 am

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Join us on The Public Good. This week we’re talking with Jennifer Connor, Executive Director of Justice for Migrant Families, along with Esther Saidat, JFMF Board Member. Justice for Migrant Families is a nonprofit that promotes justice for migrant families by providing support to …

Segregation by Design - History and Impacts of Segregation in Buffalo: Anna Blatto on The Public GoodMay 24, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Tanvier Peart

Join us on The Public Good. This week we speak with Anna Blatto, Research Associate at PPG and author of PPG report “A City Divided: A Brief History of Segregation in Buffalo.”  The heartbreaking tragedy at the Tops on Jefferson on May 14 reminds us of the decades of historical …

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