Brigid Jaipaul-Valenza


Most Western New Yorkers know a little about the history of Old Fort Niagara. What hasn’t always been clear is the role of African Americans at the fort.

WBFO’s Brigid Valenza took a tour with the fort’s executive director, Robert Emerson, who explained some of its special hidden history.


School-to-Prison Pipeline
Photo illustration: WBFO News

Funneling students out of classrooms and into prison is a problem for kids of color, but what solutions are being tried?

In the final part of our weeklong series on the school-to-prison pipeline, we look at a  local district that has found a way to manage the pipeline

And in an exclusive online only report  we also look at a Western New York college's  program to help students continue their education if they've ended up in prison.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Well beyond living paycheck to paycheck, our community’s working poor, always find there’s more month than money. And while the struggle is the same for anyone who lives it, the number of people of color who fight that battle predominate.