Adria R. Walker, Rochester D and C

Adria R. Walker

Rochester D and C

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Past articles by Adria:

Black Buffalo residents' trauma compounded in 2022: How culturally affirming care can heal

In 2022, Buffalo residents joined virtual Sawubona Healing Circles, which use Black and African psychology principles to help heal racial trauma. → Read More

Rochester native, businesswoman helps Black authors stay true to themselves. Here's how

CaTyra Polland launched Love for Words, helped create Black Authors Day → Read More

After New York ban, indigenous Nations want to help public schools nix offensive mascots

The state's education department called on Indigenous nations and schools to work together to replace Native American mascots. → Read More

Nativa Cannabis, opening soon, will be Seneca Nation's first foray into cannabis industry

Construction is underway on the 2,500-square-foot dispensary. → Read More

'The love is real': Young people's stories capture life growing up on Buffalo's East Side

USA Today Network New York journalists sat down with 14 teenagers and young adults living on Buffalo's East Side. This is their experience. → Read More

Buffalo Tops mass shooter pleads guilty, but the community's wounds remain

The Buffalo gunman faces a penalty of life without parole but grieving community members say justice means making sure tragedies aren't repeated. → Read More

Rochesterians gather to celebrate Umoja Karamu, an alternative to Thanksgiving

The holiday is designed to build community and affirm Black tradition and history → Read More

Celebrating heritage: 2022 Native American Music Awards to highlight artists, culture

The awards ceremony returns to being an in-person event for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. → Read More

'We gotta be here.' Fatal shots on Bauman St. echo through morning routine of a bone-weary community

A weary community paused to consider the shooting death of a Rochester cop, but then morning routine continued. → Read More

Remembrance, prayer and still anger. Tops reopening 2 months after mass shooting

Officials, leaders, community members gathered to honor the 10 Black victims killed the attack and to reopen the grocery store. → Read More

Buffalo security guard Aaron Salter Jr. remembered for heroic actions, big heart in tribute

Aaron Salter Jr., who police say sacrificed his life to warn customers of the shooter in Tops, was laid to rest, receiving full line-of-duty honors. → Read More

Buffalo residents rally to keep neighbors fed after shooting with community fridge

A community fridge staffed by impromptu volunteers and donations is transforming into a bustling relief site for Jefferson Ave residents. → Read More

Buffalo shooting leaves a grieving, close-knit neighborhood with impossible questions

Everyone looks out for each other in the Jefferson Ave neighborhood. Now, they wonder: Why Buffalo? How did this happen? And what comes next? → Read More

Best zoos in New York state to visit: Feed giraffes, explore the oldest zoo in the U.S.

New York has some of the largest and oldest zoos in the country and a drive-thru zoo. Here's a guide for visitors. → Read More

Best zoos in New York state to visit: Feed giraffes, explore the oldest zoo in the U.S.

New York has some of the largest and oldest zoos in the country and a drive-thru zoo. Here's a guide for visitors. → Read More

Hochul's decision 'was an act of war': Seneca Nation members, supporters rally in Buffalo

Seneca Nation members and allies rallied in Buffalo last week over what they say was a financial attack from New York's state government. → Read More

How a group of Wordle fans is helping charities, one 5-letter word at a time

Started by members of #RocTwitter, #RocWordle participants have a charitable spin on the popular game. → Read More

Henry Louis Gates Jr. to give keynote at RIT's 'Expressions of King's Legacy' celebration

The event is free and open to the public. → Read More

Faye Towner becomes first Black leader of America's Boating Club Rochester

As a young girl, Faye Towner never imagined she would one day be Commander of America’s Boating Club Rochester. Now she is. → Read More

Rochester church plans to rebuild after devastating fire on Christmas Day

"We're accepting materials, whatever folks are willing to give, we are open to receiving it and praying God's blessings on those who offer it." → Read More