The Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission is once again calling for designs for a symbolic gateway at Michigan Avenue and Broadway. The first request for a place-making icon, intended to welcome visitors to Buffalo’s African American Heritage Corridor garnered only one response.
Human rights lawyer and journalist Arsalan Iftikhar was one of the regular commentators on the popular Barbershop Guys segment of NPR’s Tell Me More. He recently talked with WBFO about the role of Islam in today’s media and in the global community.
The Allentown Art Festival is famous for steamy hot days as people walk and shop and eat along its route on Delaware Avenue and some side streets. It was steamy at times on Sunday, but it was mostly wet.
Local residents will have a chance Thursday evening to eat ice cream, shop at the Bazaar, get a Henna tattoo, play some jeopardy and, most importantly, learn and share their thoughts about the Muslim culture.
The co-founder and president of Buffalo's Uncrowded Queens Institute has made a historic discovery. It involves her extensive research over the most controversial film from 1915 Birth of a Nation. WBFO's Eileen Buckley met with Peggy Brooks-Bertram to discuss her work that refutes the racist film.
Investing in kid-friendly cultural institutions is good for both families and the economy according to Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, who is proposing $3 million in capital investments for the Buffalo Museum of Science and the future Explore & More Children's Museum at Canalside.
Punk icon Patti Smith has been an important figure for decades as a musician, poet, and cultural observer. She is also the author of Just Kids, a book about her life and her relationship with the late artist Robert Mapplethorpe. WBFO's Mike Desmond spoke with Smith during her recent visit to Just Buffalo's Babel series.
The federal government reports nearly one in five adults suffers from mental illness in any given year. Many of those under treatment live extraordinary lives. WBFO contributor Rich Kellman reports on one such man, a brilliant scholar who will be deeply missed in his West Side neighborhood.
The Ghost Town Blues Band, headliners at this weekend's WBFO Buffalo Blues Bash, is a group based in Memphis with deep roots in the Delta blues tradition. But there is more than meets the ear and the eye with the young band.
For years, the blues has helped people express deep feelings. For the great blues performers, the music seems to flow naturally, almost second nature. But can the expressive power of the blues be taught as a therapy to young people who have drug dependencies or have suffered emotional trauma?
Stephen McKinley Henderson is known as a distinguished actor, director and professor in the University at Buffalo's Department of Theater and Dance. Tonight, Henderson will speak candidly about his career during an appearance on UB's North Campus.
Dyngus Day celebrations are kicking into high gear Monday as many Western New Yorkers are celebrating the end of the Lenten season by honoring the Polish tradition. WBFO's Eileen Buckley attended the "world's shortest" Dyngus Day Parade in Lackawanna.
A piece of artwork, rejected by some cities, has been installed at Cathedral Park in downtown Buffalo. St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral purchased the 'Homeless Jesus' bronze statue. As WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports, the unveiling sparked a buzz among some citizens.
As Buffalo grapples with a high poverty rate, many immigrants and refugees are among those struggling. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked to a Burmese immigrant who is working to help others in our community.
Members of an African-American media group say they're teaming with Carl Paladino's Ellicott Development to restore the former Sattler Broadway Theatre in Buffalo. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says millions of dollars must be raised to begin the restoration.
The terror group known as ISIS calls itself the Islamic state. But many western New York Muslims have denounced the organization and the brutality committed in the name of Islam. WBFO News contributor Rich Kellman has details.