civil rights http://wrvo.org en Fifty years later, African-Americans entrepreneurs say business community still lags behind http://wrvo.org/post/fifty-years-later-african-americans-entrepreneurs-say-business-community-still-lags-behind <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>This week marks the 50th anniversary of one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history. Half a century ago, hundreds of thousands of people marched on Washington and gathered to hear Martin Luther King, Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 10:34:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 43320 at http://wrvo.org Fifty years later, African-Americans entrepreneurs say business community still lags behind Communication and trust remain key to minority business success http://wrvo.org/post/communication-and-trust-remain-key-minority-business-success <p></p><p><em>Today is the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the historic Civil Rights March on Washington. Across America, people are celebrating the journey of African-Americans since 1963. Here in central New York, Vicki Brackens, an African-American woman who has been a part of the business and financial community in Syracuse for 30 years, spoke with the Innovation Trail’s Ryan Delaney about being a minority entrepreneur. </em></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:05:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 43305 at http://wrvo.org Communication and trust remain key to minority business success Former governor Paterson reflects on March on Washington http://wrvo.org/post/former-governor-paterson-reflects-march-washington <p><em>Wednesday marks 50 years since the famous March on Washington, when more than 200,000 Americans gathered in support of civil rights. Capital correspondent Karen Dewitt sat down with former governor David Paterson, the first African-American to serve as governor of New York state, to talk about the event and its impact on his life.</em></p><p>Karen Dewitt: Gov. Paterson, we’re really glad you could join us to talk about this topic. First of all, I want to know how old you were when the March on Washington happened.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:32:29 +0000 Karen DeWitt 43243 at http://wrvo.org Former governor Paterson reflects on March on Washington Jeanne Theoharis on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/jeanne-theoharis-campbell-conversations <p>Jeanne&nbsp;Theoharis has recently published the definitive biography of Rosa Parks.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, the Brooklyn College Professor counters the many myths held by the public about&nbsp;Parks's life--describing for example the long history of activism and organizing prior to <span class="il">her</span> famous act of civil disobedience, and <span class="il">her</span> affinity for the black power movement and Malcolm X.</p><p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:04:36 +0000 Grant Reeher 36029 at http://wrvo.org Gina Belafonte on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/gina-belafonte-campbell-conversations <p>The daughter of Harry Belafonte and Julie Robinson, Gina Belafonte grew up in a household filled with the leading civil rights activists and entertainers of the day, and she went on to become an actor, producer, and civil rights activist in <span class="il">her</span> own right.</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:45:28 +0000 Grant Reeher 33839 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo announces reform package to protect those with special needs http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-announces-reform-package-protect-those-special-needs <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a major reform package aimed at ending the abuse and neglect of people with disabilities in state care.</p><p>The governor was joined by legislative leaders, district attorneys, and people with disabilities at the state Capitol on Monday.</p><p> Tue, 08 May 2012 15:12:01 +0000 Marie Cusick 18893 at http://wrvo.org