Ethnicity and Gender

Syracuse Declared A Sanctuary City

Jan 13, 2017
Ellen Abbott, WRVO

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner delivered her final State of the City speech Thursday evening. Miner, a Democrat, can’t run for re-election because of term limits. Her final speech before staff and the community, was part reflection, part forward looking, with an exclamation point on an issue she has championed for much of her term.

Ellen Abbott, WRVO

(WRVO) Following more than 15 years of federal and local lobbying efforts, the Harriet Tubman properties in Auburn have been established as a national historic park.

(WXXI) New York was one of the first states in the country to pass legislation giving women the right to vote 1917, three years before the 19th amendment was passed. 

Eileen Buckley, WBFO

(WBFO) There are more planned protests this week calling on Buffalo  School board member Carl Paladino to resign. What's being labeled as an "Oust Paladino Action" is scheduled for Tuesday on the steps of City Hall. 

Karen Shakeridge

(WXXI) Attorney Ann Williams meets her 33-year-old client for the first time at a legal clinic in Rochester, NY. She asks him questions about what it’s like to have one name and gender legally and another name and gender in his daily life.

Randy Gorbman

(WXXI) Authorities have identified the man responsible for distributing fliers in Pittsford and Brighton promoting a white supremacist website. 

Payne Horning, WRVO

Ruth Gruber, who played a key role in helping Oswego’s Fort Ontario harbor nearly 1,000 refugees during World War II, has died. She was an accomplished journalist and humanitarian, but she is most fondly remembered in Oswego for the difference she made in the lives of the refugees she helped save.  

Alex Crichton, WXXI

(WXXI) Some people who need a service or emotional support animal have been denied housing. That's according to the Commissioner of the New York State Division of Human Rights, Helen Diane Foster. 

Eleanor Klibanoff/WPSU

(Keystone Crossroads) Driving into Allentown, you're likely to spend at least some time on Seventh Street, one of the city's main drags. The street's shops, businesses and restaurants are diverse, but there's a distinctly Latin flair to the area. That's not surprising, considering about half of city residents are Hispanic.  

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

A small coalition of immigrant rights advocates are trying to get an audience with Governor Tom Wolf. In a letter, which they left for Wolf in the state Capitol on Thursday, they urged him to officially shut down the Berks County Residential Center.