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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. 

May 20, 2022

WGRZ: "Town Hall: Buffalo and segregation"

Michael Wooten  | May 20, 2022 Anna Blatto, a researcher at the Partnership for the Public Good, joined the Town hall to discuss how Buffalo is segregated.

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 …