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April 13, 2024

Registration Open for Uniting on the High Road: A Conference on Economic Justice at the Local Level

In cities across the United States, everyday people are working to transform our democracy by strengthening their voices in local government, shaping an economy that works for all, and reimagining public safety and health. They are organizing locally to imagine and build a new future where people …

March 28, 2024

Letter to Council about Commissioner's 2024 PRI Report

On March 14, 2024, Commissioner Cathy Amdur of the Dept of Permits and Inspections submitted a report to the council (download) about the status of Proactive Rental Inspections program. On March 28, PPG submitted the following letter to the council in response to the Commissioner's report. We …

February 27, 2024

SAVE THE DATE: Uniting on the High Road Conference

Uniting on the High Road: A Conference on Economic Justice at the Local Level will take place on June 20-22, 2024 in Buffalo, NY. Hosted by Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and Partnership for the Public Good, with community and academic partners from across Buffalo and nationwide, the …

January 12, 2024

PPG & Community Groups Roll Out Policy Change Agenda for 2024

On the morning of Friday, January 12th, 2024, Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) and community advocates convened to unveil the 2024 PPG Community Agenda at Frank E. Merriweather Library. The program began by acknowledging the historical legacy of the ancestral community who sought to make a …

October 28, 2022

Residents Gather to Discuss Vacant Lot Concerns and Recommendations

On Thursday, October 6th, City of Buffalo residents came together to discuss their experiences with vacant lots. Residents were grouped by neighborhood and spoke about how they used the vacant lots, their concerns, and their visions for the vacant lots.

September 24, 2022

PPG Comments on Equitable Transit at Electrify Buffalo Event

Sarah Wooton, PPG's Director of Community Research, was asked to speak at the 2023 Electrify Buffalo event about inequitable transportation in our region and potential solutions. Here are the comments she shared. 

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 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 …

May 26, 2022

City & State New York: "“We battled to get that food store:” What the Tops supermarket meant to Buffalo’s Black community"

By:Justin Sondel | May 26, 2022 Shortly after President Joe Biden laid flowers at a memorial for the dead in the days after the racist attack that took the lives of 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, Robert Scott, who has frequented the store for years, spoke with other mourners. He …

May 23, 2022

NPR: "Buffalo plagued by economic neglect, segregation long before shooting, residents say"

By: Alana Wise | May 23, 2022 Buffalo is one of the most economically stunted cities in the nation. It is also one of the most segregated. In the city's East Side neighborhood – where last week, Black shoppers were mowed down by an accused racist gunman – the contrast is clear. The …

May 21, 2022

CBC Radio: "A gunman cost east Buffalo its only large grocery store - so locals are banding together to keep people fed"

CBC Radio | May 21, 2022 This article accompanies the May 19th, 2022  episode of CBC Radio's show The Current with Matt Galloway. Listen to the full episode here and read the transcript here.