Gardens Can Help Rebuild Stolen Community Part II by Jake Sell Hicks

So last time we talked; I gave you an overview of Rochester (through my eyes) and how systemic and social forces have divided our city’s citizens and fragmented the efforts of activists to dismantle a system built on oppression and racism. We ended with the question: How can we dismantle capitalism and neoliberalism in ourContinue reading “Gardens Can Help Rebuild Stolen Community Part II by Jake Sell Hicks”

Gardens Can Help Rebuild Stolen Community: Part I by Jake Sell Hicks

Rochester is one of those American cities that’s small and hip, and, at the same time, too big for many to understand, with a history as troublesome as any other. I say this because Rochester can be cast in different lights. It can be an up-and-coming technological business center and cultural oasis, or it canContinue reading “Gardens Can Help Rebuild Stolen Community: Part I by Jake Sell Hicks”

Dependence is Not Addiction

The war on opiods is real. Let me restate that” The war on opioids is real and those of us living with chronic pain conditions and invisible illness are at risk of losing essential medications that give us a quality of life. I say all this in acknowledgement of a real need to address “opioidContinue reading “Dependence is Not Addiction”

28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Robert Smalls (21)

We are pleased to spotlight Robert Smalls in day twenty of our first annual 28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History “Robert Smalls bravely risked it all for freedom” Robert Smalls was born in Beaufort, South Carolina, in 1839. His mother Lydia served in the house of John McKee, her owner whoContinue reading “28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Robert Smalls (21)”

28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Huey P. Newton (20)

We are pleased to spotlight Huey P. Newton in day twenty of our first annual 28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History Huey P. Newton founded Black Panther Party with Bobby Seale in 1966 Social activist Huey Percy Newton was born on February 17, 1942, in Monroe, Louisiana. Newton helped establish theContinue reading “28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Huey P. Newton (20)”