Merriweather Library

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As part of our Mental Health Inititative, WBFO held a Facebook Live discussion at the Merriweather Library on Jefferson Avenue Tuesday night. The topic of discussion was mental health in the African American community. Why is mental stigmatized in the Black community?


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Antagonistic, intimidating, unhelpful. That was the the perception of Buffalo Police by a small group of city residents who turned out for a Buffalo Police Advisory Board forum Tuesday night at the Merriweather Library.

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In a summer of incredible violence, an advisory board to the Council's Police Oversight Committee heard calls last night for change.


Last year’s lead poisoning crisis in Flint, MI stemmed from that city’s drinking water supply. However, in Buffalo most lead poisoning cases come from lead paint. That will be the topic of conversation Thursday evening at the Merriweather Library on Jefferson Avenue.

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Although records are sparse, New York State's museum archives can document at least six Erie County residents who served in the all-black 369th Infantry Regiment, nicknamed by the Germans of WWI as the "Harlem Hellfighters." On Friday, their story will be told by some of the soldiers themselves, in a free showing of the film "Men of Bronze: The Black American Heroes of World War I" at the Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library in Buffalo.

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Declarations from City Hall that violence is down and the murder total is down from last year weren't enough for a meeting last night looking for solutions.


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The endless violence on local streets is driving people to action, in the city and suburbs. The issue brought a diverse constituency to Merriweather Library Wednesday night.