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These Were Some of the Most Important Stories for Black America in 2022

We launched Worldacad in January with a mission to produce high-quality journalism that centers Black voices and helps our readers live more informed lives. With national reporters located around the country and our first local newsroom in Atlanta, our teams reported from communities that mainstream news bypassed and unveiled important stories that others overlooked. […]

Posted inCriminal Justice, Gun Violence

Racist Buffalo Shooter Pleads Guilty, but Healing for Families Is Uncertain

Buffalo, New York, residents expressed relief that justice will be served in state court after a self-proclaimed white supremacist pleaded guilty Monday to killing 10 Black people in a neighborhood grocery store this spring. But some are concerned that the many lingering questions about the horrendous attack will remain unanswered without a public trial. The […]

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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 […]

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The Reading List: How Black Buffalo Became the Target of White Supremacist Hate

The Tops grocery store where a gunman killed 10 people this month is now the site of one of the deadliest acts of racial violence in recent United States history. The rampage targeted a Black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York, that has suffered generations of segregation, pollution, and neglect. The 18-year-old charged in the shooting […]

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 […]