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Sadly, Buffalo Niagara is one of the most segregated metropolitan regions in the nation, and minority communities suffer from astounding rates of poverty. Illegal discrimination based on race, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, and other classifications remains all too common in crucial areas like housing and employment. Our region cannot thrive without aggressive efforts to root out discrimination and advance equality.

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December 18, 2017

PPG Partners Vote on 2018 Community Agenda

Partnership for the Public Good welcomed 52 partners and 62 total community members to the first floor community room of the Market Arcade on December 15th, 2017. Their task? Vote on 21 different pitches to settle 2018’s “Community Agenda,” an amalgamation of policy planks that …

November 14, 2017

PPG, Open Buffalo, and Drug Policy Alliance Publish New Policy Brief, "Advancing Racial Equity and Public Health: Smarter Marijuana Laws in Western New York"

The brief analyzes the last five years of data on arrests for low-level marijuana possession within the City of Buffalo and across Erie County, obtained from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. It explores the consistent racial disparities in arrests from 2012-2016, the …

November 14, 2017

"Racial disparity found in local marijuana arrests, study says" Published by the Buffalo News

"Authored by the Partnership for the Public Good, a local think tank, the study is intended to boost efforts at reforming New York's marijuana laws. Reform advocates say the costs of marijuana prohibition far outweigh the benefits, especially given the national movement toward legalization."

November 12, 2017

Buffalo News: "Disparities in marijuana arrests bring call for legalization"

"Partnership for the Public Good, Open Buffalo and the Drug Policy Alliance are hosting a community conversation on the impacts of unequal marijuana prohibition Monday at 6 p.m. at 2421 Main St."

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Black Business BazaarFebruary 10, 2018, 11 am-3 pm

African Heritage Food Co-op

Black Business Bazaar is back! African Heritage Food Co-op is hosting a Black Business Bazaar on February 10th from 11am-3pm at the Pratt Willert Community Center located at 422 Pratt St. Buffalo NY, 14208. There will be 30 vendors, music, and more! To Vend, please e-mail …

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