Updated Buffalo Brief on Racial Disparities

PPG has updated its Buffalo Brief on racial disparities.  Among its findings are the following.  Buffalo-Niagara is the sixth most segregated large metro in the nation.  White residents have a median income ($55,224) over twice that of blacks ($24,645) and Hispanics ($26,735). The poverty rate of blacks (37%) and Hispanics (37%) is more than four […]

Hot Issues in Public Schools on the Public Good

Don’t miss the Public Good this Tuesday, August 25 at 1pm when we discuss the Buffalo Public Schools with our friends from Citizen Action / Alliance for Quality Education.  Topics will include receivership, community schools, and efforts to improve attendance.  Tune in to WUFO AM 1080 or catch the livestream on  And join us […]

New Resources on Buffalo’s Refugees and Immigrants 

PPG has completed 10 fact sheets on Buffalo’s foreign language communities, including sheets on Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, Central Africa, Eritrea, Iraq, Puerto Rico, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.  We’ve also updated our Buffalo Brief on Immigrants, Refugees, and Languages Spoken in WNY and filmed four short video conversations with local community leaders you can find them, […]

New Report on Traffic Equity

PPG has released a new report, Traffic Equity in Buffalo, NY by Daniel Cadzow and Sam Magavern.  The report includes some of the latest scientific research on traffic pollution and its many negative health effects, and calls for better local policies regarding public transit, smart growth, complete streets, car sharing, and the Peace Bridge to help […]
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The Public Good with Pastor James Giles

Pastor James Giles of Back to Basics, Buffalo Peace Makers and Voice Buffalo discusses community policing in Buffalo with Sam Magavern on the Public Good.

The Public Good with Kevin Connor

Kevin Connor of the Public Accountability Initiative discusses their three part report on Carl Paladino: his bigoted statements, his campaign donations, and his receipt of tax incentives from state and local governments.  
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Hot Topics on the Public Good: Carl Paladino and Community Policing    

Don’t miss the next two editions of the Public Good, which airs each Tuesday at 1pm on WUFO AM 1080 and livestreams on  On Tuesday, June 30, Kevin Connor of the Public Accountability Initiative discusses their three part report on Carl Paladino: his bigoted statements, his campaign donations, and his receipt of tax incentives […]

“Getting Over the Language Barrier” – Free Training July 16

Getting Over the Language Barrier: Working Successfully with Immigrants and Refugees   July 16, 2015, 8:30am to 11:30am Jewish Family Services, Downstairs Auditorium 70 Barker St., Buffalo 14209      A free training for medical providers, government staff, non-profits, schools, and anyone interested in a better understanding of language access and cultural competence. Improve your […]
Carl Paladino, New York GOP Gubernatorial candidate, listens to a reporter's question at a campaign stop in Buffalo, N.Y. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010.(AP Photo/Don Heupel)

Public Accountability Initiative Releases Report on Paladino

At a June 2015 political rally, Buffalo developer and school board member Carl Paladino made a series of racist and xenophobic remarks. Paladino complained about “non-Americans” at the University at Buffalo campus and the “huge population of foreigners.” In comments to a group of reporters, Paladino blamed “those damn Asians coming here to go to […]

The Public Good, Tuesday 6/16

Please join Howard Patton on the Public Good as he chats with Pettis Mitchell, owner of Imani S&L Virtual Services LLC, and Sandra Talley, owner of Talley Virtual Works on Tuesday June 16, 2015 at 1pm on WUFO 1080am, or stream live at

Fight Against Blight, June 17

Join the Buffalo Community Reinvestment Coalition for a forum titled “Fight Against Blight: Banking for a Better Buffalo.”  The forum will be Wednesday, June 17, from 6pm to 7:30pm, at True Bethel Baptist Church Social Hall, 907 E. Ferry St.  Learn how a Responsible Banking Ordinance can help address lending disparities and ensure that the […]