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May 20, 2022

The Atlantic: "The Double Terror of Being Black in America"

By: Ibran X. Kendi | May 20, 2022 Structural racism killed Black people in east Buffalo, and then a gunman killed the survivors.

May 19, 2022

CNN Business: "The long struggle to bring a supermarket to a nearly all-Black Buffalo neighborhood"

By: Nathaniel Meyersohn | May 19, 2022  In August of 2001, more than 100 people gathered on the East Side of Buffalo, New York. The setting, an empty lot in a nearly all-Black neighborhood of this upstate New York city, drew prominent visitors. They included Hillary Clinton and Chuck …

May 19, 2022

MarketWatch: "How racist policies and segregation marginalized Buffao's Black communities: 'An entire generation saw little if any improvements in their lives'"

By: Emma Ockerman | May 19, 2022 In the aftermath of the Buffalo shooting massacre that killed 10 Black people, the city’s stark redlining of neighborhoods is being scrutinized.

May 18, 2022

Yahoo News: "Tops was the only supermarket in Buffalo's Black neighborhood. What will residents do now?"

By: Claretta Bellamy | May 18, 2022 Dakarai Singletary couldn’t sleep Saturday night, after the shooting at Tops Friendly Markets, a grocery store up the street from his home in Buffalo, New York. The shooting, allegedly carried out by an 18-year-old white man, left 10 dead and three injured. …

May 17, 2022

Middle East Eye: "Buffalo shooting: Grieving community says attack highlights 'disdain for Black lives'"

By: Zainab Iqbal | May 17, 2022 Residents say white supremacist attack that left 10 people dead comes from deep-rooted prejudice against Black people

May 17, 2022

Fortune: "Decades of racial inequity left Buffalo vulnerable. Resoring the community after shooting demands more than thoughts and prayers"

By: Ellen McGirt | May 17, 2022 It was just a day in the life, afternoon food shopping for Saturday night dinner, maybe a barbecue. What do you have a taste for? Need anything? Andre was picking up a surprise birthday cake for his three-year-old son. Ruth was there to pick up a few …

May 17, 2022

Investigative Post: "Buffalo is Segregation City"

By: Jim Heaney | May 17, 2022 In light of the supermarket massacre, it’s time to address the systemic concentration of Blacks on the East Side and the under-investment and over-policing of their community

May 16, 2022

NBC News: "We're hurt, but we're not broken': Buffalo's Black community vows to emerge stronger"

By: Curtis Bunn | May 16, 2022 Charles Gilbert was only a few blocks away from the Buffalo, New York, supermarket when a white 18-year-old allegedly opened fire and spread terror among the local Black community, killing 10 and injuring three on Saturday. Like countless other Black Buffalo …

May 16, 2022

NewsNation: "Buffalo grocery store was a 'pillar in our community'"

By: Sydney Kalich | May 16, 2022 Rev. Mark Blue said the Buffalo supermarket where at least 10 people were shot and killed this weekend was a “pillar in our community” and saved the area from becoming a food desert. At least 10 people were killed and multiple injured after a gunman …

May 16, 2022

Time: "The Buffalo shooter targeted a city haunted by segregation"

By: Eric Cortellessa | May 16, 2022 The Tops supermarket on Buffalo’s Jefferson Avenue is surrounded by streets lined with dilapidated houses. Around the corner is a small strip with two barbershops, a nail salon, and a heavily guarded M&T Bank. On most days, this part of town sees …

May 16, 2022

Reuters: "An oasis in underserved Buffalo neighborhood..."

By: Jenna Zucker | May 16, 2022 For many people in the neighborhood, the Tops Friendly Market was an answer to prayers when it opened for business 19 years ago, providing an oasis of fresh groceries at affordable prices in the middle of an area long considered a "food desert." Before Tops …

May 16, 2022

The New York Times: "The closing of the Tops market on Buffalo's East Side has created a 'food desert'"

By: Troy Closson | May 16, 2022 Across Buffalo’s East Side, many Black residents live in what is known as a “food desert” — an area with little access to low-cost, healthy selections. But when the Tops market opened on Jefferson Avenue in 2003, it helped fill a crucial need …