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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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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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Language Access for Erie CountySeptember 21, 2022, 7-8:30 pm

Language Access Working Group

Too many people have been denied services in Erie County due to language barriers. Join language access advocates in calling for Erie County to pass a strong, comprehensive language access law to ensure that every department of County government has a language access plan and provides free …

The Forgotten Population: Leah Angel Daniel on The Public GoodAugust 9, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Sarah Wooton

Join us on The Public Good. This week’s guest is Leah Angel Daniels, Founder and CEO of Fostering Greatness, Inc. The fourth item on the PPG's 2022 Community Agenda is The Forgotten Population: Foster Care Youth, Young Adults, and Alumni, on which Fostering Greatness is a leading …

African Heritage Food Co-op: Alexander J. Wright on The Public GoodJuly 12, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Tanvier Peart

Join us on The Public Good. This week we’re talking with Alexander J. Wright, Founder and President of the African Heritage Food Co-op. We’ll be discussing food equity issues, particularly in communities of color and Buffalo’s East Side. We’ll be discussing what a food …

African Heritage Food Co-op: Alexander J. Wright on The Public GoodJuly 12, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Tanvier Peart

Join us on The Public Good. This week we’re talking with Alexander J. Wright, Founder and President of the African Heritage Food Co-op. We’ll be discussing food equity issues, particularly in communities of color and Buffalo’s East Side. We’ll be discussing what a food …

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