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Uber and the NAACP issued a joint report Monday that calls on state lawmakers to approve ride-hailing service - or ride-sharing - across Upstate.


After leading the NAACP Buffalo Branch for the past two decades, Frank Mesiah is handing the reins to the organization's new president. The Reverend Mark Blue says he'd like to have a "resurgence of education" on what the NAACP is, and what it isn't.

Minority workers in the Buffalo-Niagara region make around 70 cents for each dollar earned by white workers, according to new report from the Partnership for the Public Good.

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The Buffalo branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People celebrated 100 years of activism, along with the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth on Sunday night.

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More affordable housing is coming to Buffalo's East Side thanks to some help from Washington. The Federal Home Loan Bank is providing a $300,000 grant for Bellamy Commons on Jefferson Avenue near East Ferry Street.

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Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama that came to be known as “Bloody Sunday.” When the marches were happening, NAACP Buffalo Branch President, Frank Mesiah, was active in civil rights in Buffalo.

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Many African Americans continue to feel a racial imbalance in our community.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports black males experience a great deal of profiling.

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Both Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and the city's local leader of the NAACP Chapter are calling for peace in response to the violent reaction in Ferguson, Missouri. 

Symposium reflects on 60 years of school desegregation

Jul 30, 2014
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In commemoration of the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case, “Brown v. Board of Education,” a symposium was held at the Central Library in Buffalo Tuesday. The event featured a panel of community stakeholders, discussing how the decision impacted local public schools and neighborhoods.

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Local African-American leaders are celebrating the addition of the original Buffalo Zoo entrance to the National Register of Historic Places.

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The U.S. health care system may not be ready for full implementation of the Affordable Care Act by October 1, and many potential new users may not know about potential coverage.