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From Farm to Factory in Western New York — Buffalo Black History Minute

In the late 19th century, many African Americans moved up North to create better lives.  Industrial cities such as Buffalo offered a great number of opportunities.  Here, they found better jobs and better lives for themselves and their families.

Especially during and after World War I, Buffalo presented the African American community with better prospects than the South had.

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Booker T. Washington — Buffalo Black History Minute

Booker T. Washington was a popular spokesman and leader of the African American community. Washington was born in 1956 in Hale’s Ford, Va., and belonged to the last generation of African Americans to be born into slavery. He was extremely influential to both black and white parties, and his followers called him the “Tuskegee Machine.” His other accomplishments include writing 14 novels, including his autobiography Up From Slavery, and co-founding West Virginia State University. He died in 1915 at the age of 58.

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Buffalo’s First Resident Joseph Hodge — Buffalo Black History Minute

Joseph Hodge was the first non-Native American settler in the Buffalo area. After escaping slavery in the mid 1700s, Hodge married into the Seneca tribe. He and his wife operated a fur trading post, and he often worked as an interpreter.

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National Liberty Party’s First National Convention — Buffalo Black History Minute

The National Liberty Party was a minor political party founded in 1840, consisting of abolitionists who broke away from the American Anti-Slavery Society. They believed that the Constitution was an anti-slavery document and used the document to support their efforts. The National Liberty Party’s first national convention took place in Arcade, N.Y., on April 1, 1840.

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National Conventions of Colored Citizens — Black History Minute

The National Convention of Colored Citizens, one of the most significant conventions in abolition movements, began on August 15, 1843, in Buffalo. The Convention lasted four days, and its participants discussed their efforts to claim the rights of other American citizens. Perhaps the most notable of speeches was by Rev. Henry Highland Garnet, who radically encouraged slaves to strive for total emancipation.

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The Free Soil Party in Buffalo — Buffalo Black History

The Free Soil Party was a very short-lived political party, remaining active from 1848 until fully absorbing into the Republican Party in 1854. The FSP was formed in Buffalo at Lafayette Square (known then as Court House Park). Although short-lived, the party was groundbreaking for mainly consisting of anti-slavery members. After fusing with the Republican Party, anti-slavery Democrats also switched parties to help the cause. Martin Van Buren was the only politician of the Free Soil Party to be nominated for president, albeit unsuccessfully.

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**Positive Spotlight** Lil Tajh – Dream [AUDIO]

Known for being the new Record Breaker in Upstate NY & Surrounding areas  @DJBandanaBlack blasted off an instant smash hit by 11 year old Lil Tajh called "Dream". During this past edition of #TheBlackOut mixshow with @DJBandanaBlack on 93.7FM WBLK ,

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Is Black History Month Really About ‘Sankofa’? [VIDEO]

This year marks the 39th anniversary that we have been celebrating Black History Month. But as we give profiles, facts and quizzes on prominent men and women of color who have collectively shaped America as we know it today, how much of what we absorb actually help us to gather some sense of identity and belonging amongst ourselves, the community and the world to make it a better place for us all?

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Join Us At The Chocolate Affair Before Scandal Tonight!

If you love chocolate, wine and Scandal, you'll join me when I say THANK GOD IT'S THURSDAY!! Tonight is the Chocolate Affair at the Hyatt Regengy Hotel AND the return of Scandal on ABC.

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Buffalo Man Arrested In Alabama For Double Murder [VIDEO]

An arrest has been made in the murders of a man and woman found shot to death in a car on the side of the road in Whistler in Alabama

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Buffalo Man Shouts “Big Girls Rock” On National TV [VIDEO]

Drake isn't the only one who likes his women BBW! Buffalo's own Stevo goes on CBS' show "The Talk" to share his love for Big Girls! Watch This.

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Viola Davis SAG Award Acceptance Speech & #HTGAWM Preview [VIDEO]

For an actor, receiving a SAG award is very important because it's a recognition of outstanding achievement from fellow actors. At last night's awards ceremony, Viola Davis had the audience on their feet with her empowering acceptance speech. Watch here

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