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The Comedy Get Down Is Coming to Buffalo! Get Your Tickets

 

 

Numerous motion picture appearances, countless television shows, sitcoms and standup specials, a talk show, three radio shows, and two books. Cedric

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3 ‘Gang’ Members Convicted for Roles in Buffalo Gang Rape

Daqwan Morris (“Snook J with the AK”), Shameek Young (“Face”) and Paul Brown (“PaulOut”) have been sentenced for their roles in a 2014 gang rape on Buffalo’s east side, according to Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael Flaherty

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Amherst Man Pleads Guilty in Jim’s Steakout Gunpoint Robbery

Samuel M. Jones, 26, of Amherst, was sentenced yesterday to ten years in state prison and five years of post-release supervision after pleading guilty to the July 2014 gunpoint robbery of an Amherst Jim's Steakout, according to Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J

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Buffalo Man Convicted for Domestic Abuse, Faces 25 Years

Deandre Grayson, 25, was convicted as charged of Burglary in the First Degree, Aggravated Criminal Contempt and two counts of Aggravated Family Offense before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A...

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Win a WBLK Classic Holiday Prize Pack

WBLK wants to see your classic holiday festivities! Send WBLK a MSTY message via the MSTY app at 256-887-WBLK between now and Dec. 21 for your chance at a WBLK Classic Holiday Prize Pack...

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TJMS Broadcasts from WBLK Studios [PHOTOS]

The Tom Joyner Morning Show broadcasted from the WBLK studios in Buffalo Monday morning. Check out some photos of the guys in action at WBLK...

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W. E. B. DuBois — Buffalo Black History Minute

W. E. B. DuBois was an American sociologist, civil rights activist and university professor. He was born in 1868 in Great Barrington, Mass., and lived until 1963 at 95 years old. He was the first African American to earn a Ph. D. at Harvard University. DuBois also co-founded the NAACP, constantly relaying to other African Americans to reject Frederick Douglass’ idea of integration and instead brace their own heritage.

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Mary Morris Burnett Talbert, President of the NACW in 1916 — Buffalo Black History Minute

Mary Burnett Talbert was one of the most prominent African American activists of her time.  She was among the founders of the Niagara Movement and advocated for not only anti-racist movements but female suffrage and women’s rights as well.  She spoke on numerous lecture tours about the oppressive conditions that African-American communities faced and encouraged women of all colors to work together for equality.

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Rev. Jesse Nash — Buffalo Black History Minute

Jesse Nash was the pastor of the Michigan Avenue Baptist Church for 61 years and played an important role in the establishment of the Buffalo branch of the NAACP in 1915, as well as the Niagara Movement. He urged his congregation to strive for equal rights.  Nash played a significant role in establishing a community on Buffalo’s east side.

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Buffalo’s Pan-American Exposition of 1901 — Black History Minute

The Pan-American Exposition of 1901 was a world’s fair that took place in Buffalo from May 1, 1901 to November 2, 1901.  At the Paris Exposition in 1900, activists and individuals such as W.E.B. DuBois contributed an entry for the United States, titled the “Negro Exhibit.” This exhibit displayed the life and achievements of the African American population in the years following their emancipation. Buffalo’s African American community in particular wanted to include the exhibit at the next world fair.

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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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