When the big corporate decisions are made, who do you want sitting around the table? Glenn Jackson says he wants as diverse a group as possible, a group representative of M&T Bank's customers.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is directing the state university system to continue policies that promote racial diversity among students after the Trump administration said the federal government will let schools leave race out of admission decisions.

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Buffalo Police Deputy Commissioner Kimberly Beaty is leaving the department after 31 years.

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Minority students across Erie County would do better in school if they saw more teachers who look like them in the classroom or in the halls. That was the topic during the The Education Trust-New York town hall forum on Education Diversity in Buffalo and Erie County Thursday evening in the WNED|WBFO studios.

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As Buffalo Public Schools near the start of the long process for admission to the city's criteria school next year, the district is asking city residents to come up with ideas for improving racial and ethnic diversity in the schools.

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Trocaire College has been awarded the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant. The $1.8 million grant will help the college recruit and retain nursing professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Young doctors in Western New York and around the country are in one of the most stressful periods of their careers.

Hostel Buffalo Niagara celebrates 21 years

Apr 9, 2017

Hostel Buffalo Niagara celebrated 21 years of service over the weekend. To commemorate the occasion the organization hosted an open house on Sunday from 3p-6p at its home located at 667 Main street.

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The FBI hosted an employment workshop on Buffalo's East Side Thursday, as it looks to further diversify its workforce. 

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Carefully avoiding saying the words "Donald Trump," education activists Tuesday night said they are standing up for all children, no matter their race, origin, gender or national origin. The event was at Lafayette High School, where leaders reaffirmed safety, acceptance and diversity.

Black doll with noose found in Canisius dorm building

Nov 9, 2016
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The leader of Canisius College in Buffalo is condemning a disturbing incident that occurred Tuesday night at a campus dorm building.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it's believed to be in response to the result of the presidential election and spoke with two students.

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East Middle School recently welcomed English Language Learner students to the West Seneca Central School District with a ‘potluck style’ pass-a-plate meal where families and friends shared conversation and food from their own cultures.

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U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez gave a powerful speech on Tuesday night to a coalition of community members who want to bring diversity to the Western New York workforce.

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Canalside hosted an event Friday that mixed winter fun with an effort to promote diversity and inclusion.

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New York’s first program designed to diversify the state’s physician workforce is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

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The city of Buffalo is looking to "revolutionize" community-based policing. Part of that initiative is a new scholarship program for residents seeking a career in law enforcement. 

New SUNY diversity policy calls for inclusion

Sep 11, 2015
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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the SUNY Board of Trustees has adopted a new diversity policy.  It is designed to make the campuses the most inclusive in the nation.

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The momentum for Mayor Byron Brown’s Buffalo Opportunity Pledge continues to grow. Local faith-based leaders gathered at Niagara Square on Wednesday to sign the pact.

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Mayor Byron Brown is gaining support for his Buffalo Opportunity Pledge initiative. About 40 Leadership Buffalo members met at City Hall Wednesday to witness signing ceremonies involving Brown and Althea Leuhrsen, Leadership Buffalo’s CEO.

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While many schools require State Regents testing a local Catholic high school provides college preparatory training without Regents. In this Focus on Education interview WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talks with the president of Canisius High School in Buffalo learning about the school's core value diversity.