Posted inCriminal Justice, Gun Violence

The Buffalo Tops Supermarket Reopens 60 Days Later Despite Community Pushback

Tops Friendly Markets has reopened its Buffalo, New York, grocery store where 10 people were killed in a racist massacre in May, a decision that has outraged residents who hoped the location would be turned into a memorial.  The predominantly Black community also has expressed dismay that the tragedy has not prompted officials to fulfill […]

Posted inCulture, History

‘Don’t Forget About Us’: Generations of Neglect Preceded Attack on Black Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — One of this city’s main thoroughfares is crossed by a prominent, white archway marked with large black letters: “African American Heritage Corridor.” Michigan Avenue is home to historic buildings and stained-glass chapels, but the most important one sits beside the arch: a 177-year-old, red-brick church, memorialized as the last stop of the […]