Open Buffalo

Thomas O'Neil-White

In Arizona, Texas and other parts of the country, legislative efforts are being made to restrict voter participation on the grounds of tightening election security. But opponents say those efforts are doing harm to vulnerable communities.

Open Buffalo is back. After one year of planning a new three-year strategy, the local non-profit organization is entering 2020 with new goals.

Thomas O'Neil-White

Not paying a traffic ticket in the City of Buffalo on time can have a snowball effect on your finances, especially if you are working poor or straddling the poverty line.

Will changes in state law help young offenders?

Oct 2, 2018

A law designed to keep some teenagers out of the adult criminal justice system is now in effect in New York state.

Did police arrest the right man?

Jul 31, 2018 / Facebook

The Buffalo Common Council will be investigating the arrest of a black man seen in a video scuffling with a white security guard.

Nearly 100 people hopped aboard two buses early this morning on Buffalo's West Side. They're heading to an Albany rally called, Cuomo: Walk the Talk on Climate!

Efforts to combat systemic injustice will take center stage tonight as people gather in the auditorium of a Buffalo high school to hear from a national scholar.

Patrick Koster/WBFO News

La Divina cook Antonio Robles said it was a typical day at work last Tuesday. He was doing prep work when officers raided the restaurant and ordered him to get on the floor. Now, he wears a 24-hour ankle bracelet to monitor his whereabouts.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

With a spotlight on tensions between law enforcement and the public, members of the Buffalo community came together on Tuesday night to figure out how they can do their part to improve relations between the city’s police and its residents.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The first ever "Justice and Opportunity Week" continues through Friday in Buffalo. The free public events are being held to help to decrease tensions between residents and the Buffalo Police Department.

WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

A new report points to disparities among minorities in the Erie County criminal justice system.  Open Buffalo revealed results Tuesday calling it "alarming". 

Open Buffalo hosting series of national speakers

Jul 23, 2013

An organization called Open Buffalo is hosting a series of national speakers in the next few weeks to connect and engage our community. WBFO's Eileen Buckley says Tuesday evening's speaker will appear at Asbury Hall to discuss upward mobility, inequality, and the American Dream.