Fifty years after the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the nation is divided. But as WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley tells us, a local church is hoping that by looking back that we can move forward.
WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Buffalo will host a special service in honor of MLK.
The STEM field is historically an area were African Americans and minorities have been under-represented.
But several have broken through the barriers like... astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. And nuclear scientist J. Ernest Wilkins Jr., -- he attended the University of Chicago at the age of 13. And now, many local African American STEM professionals are encouraging others to carry the torch.
At a pediatric clinic located in one of the poorest sections of Buffalo, 7-year-old asthmatic Victor Small sits with his mother Laticka. The hood on his winter coat is pulled over his head, and as he fidgets with his black skeleton gloves, he begins to talk about what it’s like when he has trouble breathing.
First in a series on environmental justice issues.
The scent of exhaust fumes fill the air on a mid-January afternoon. Cars, trucks and buses zip back and forth from downtown Buffalo on the Kensington Expressway, also known as the Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway.