Upcoming Rochester Pop-up Shop Is An Example of Kwanzaa’s “Cooperative Economics” Principle
Rochester, New York—On Saturday, December 29 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m., local celebrity photographer Christopher Cardwell of GoodKnews...
Miss Taleah Elliott is Young, Gifted And Going Places
Taleah Elliott is a young author/ influencer who wrote her first book at the tender age of 5 years...
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Commemorates 112 Years of Leadership
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the first black collegiate fraternal organization of the nine black Greek letter organizations...
Kwanzaa: What The Holiday is All About
On December 26, millions of people throughout the world’s African community start week-long celebrations of Kwanzaa. Celebrations include daily ceremonies with food, decorations and cultural objects such as the Kinara, which holds seven candles. During each of the seven nights of Kwanzaa, a candle is lit.  Each candle represents... Read more
Where you can recycle your Christmas tree in Monroe Co.
With Christmas over, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to get rid of the tree in your living room. Below, Monroe County has posted a list of Christmas tree recycling locations across the area. The full list can also be viewed here. 00 Read more
The Beat 1055 Gifts For The Holidays
If you’ve been listening to 1055 The Beat during this holiday season you may have heard us talk about supporting 12 families and a local adoption agency for Christmas. We requested our listeners to submit letters explaining their dire needs for Christmas and set out to support Rochester families... Read more
Habitat for Humanity: A home for the holidays
An ambitious plan to renovate and rebuild so-called zombie homes is taking off in Rochester— thanks to City Hall and Habitat for Humanity.  Six months ago they teamed up to tackle the problem of abandoned and neglected properties around the city. Thanks to the program, 21 year old Alaeah... Read more
Delivering gifts across Rochester
The spirit of the holiday season is alive and well on Rochester’s northwest side, as a group of refugees from Bhutan teamed up with Rochester Firefighters to deliver gifts in the neighborhood. Many families were in tears as they received things like warm blankets, candies and cookies and scarves.... Read more
Roc Holiday Village organizers declare success
Organizers of a new Rochester Christmas tradition are declaring victory and promising to be back. The city’s very first Roc holiday Village wrapped up just a few minutes ago. Kids got one more day for breakfast with Santa, free ice skating and holiday shopping. Organizers say the crowds at... Read more
Rochester says final goodbyes to Constance Mitchell
Rochester said its final goodbyes on Saturday to a community legend during the funeral for Constance Mitchell. She made history as an activist, a civil rights leader and the first black woman on what was then the Monroe County Board of Supervisors. She was buried in the Holy Sepulchre... Read more
Community Welcomes New Frederick Douglass Statue Home
A new statue of Frederick Douglass now stands at the corner of Tracy and Alexander Streets in Rochester replacing the installation that was vandalized earlier this week. “One goes down, 10 come back,” said Carvin Eison of the Re-Energizing the Legacy of Frederick Douglass Project. “The fact that everyone... Read more
Fireworks Back On for New Year’s Eve
Ready for some fireworks? City officials announced Thursday that the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display is back in the lineup, thanks to a generous gift from Om and Swadesh Popli. This announcement comes less than one week after the city announced they were canceling the New Year’s Eve... Read more
Rochester barbers give back to the community one cut at a time
Rochester-area barbers are giving back to the community one cut at a time. The halls of School 45 were flooded with local barbers Wednesday as they provided students with free haircuts ahead of the holidays. School officials say they hope the event will bring the community closer while providing... Read more