Rochester’s Curfew: A Modern Day Black Code and Racist Nuisance Laws by Chris Thompson

Rochester’s Curfew: A Modern Day Black Code and Racist Nuisance Laws Historically, crime always spikes in the summer in U.S cities and metropolitan areas. You’d think a global health crisis would quell that spike, but sadly that is not the case. In Rochester, 12 people were shot, and one was stabbed over the July 4thContinue reading “Rochester’s Curfew: A Modern Day Black Code and Racist Nuisance Laws by Chris Thompson”

Existing While Black at The University of Rochester by Calvin Eaton

Existing While Black at The University of Rochester The University was my first “career” job out of college (PWI; RIT) way back in 2006 and like so many other BIPOC ( Black , Indegenous, People of Color) people. I have stories of overt racism and covert microagressions during my tenure as a staff member ofContinue reading “Existing While Black at The University of Rochester by Calvin Eaton”

A (Thursday) Word From the Director | Nothing Stays The Same

Dear Community, The month of June hit us all like a wrecking ball and I am still trying to process everything that happened. It feels as if a years worth of life was packed into one month and adding all that to the “brave new world” of COVID-19 pandemic has me reeling. Thankfully, I amContinue reading “A (Thursday) Word From the Director | Nothing Stays The Same”

Even During Pandemic Poverty Is Your Own Fault by Calvin Eaton

During these uncertain times a 540Monthly Membership ensures that 540WMain is able to create multi-media content, virtual classes, and educational programming rooted in and taught from a social justice and anti-racism perspective. If you love 540WMain consider becoming a 540Monthly member for a little as $3/month.  Even During Pandemic Poverty Is Your Own Fault SomethingContinue reading “Even During Pandemic Poverty Is Your Own Fault by Calvin Eaton”

#BlackYouthMatter: Vol IV by Chris Thompson | 29 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History (XXIX)

A 540Monthly Membership ensures that 540WMain is able to create and curate educational content and lifestyle lifestyle programming informed by social justice and anti-racism strategies. If you love 540WMain consider becoming a 540Monthly Member today. Help 540WMain reach its goal of 100 monthly members. Click here #BlackYouthMatter: Vol IV This is my fourth and finalContinue reading “#BlackYouthMatter: Vol IV by Chris Thompson | 29 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History (XXIX)”