ON THE WAY UP, REGULARS

Just Believe: the BRIANNA COLLICHIO story

Brianna Collichio, an 11-year-old, Rochester native made a big name for herself singing at NFL games. At this point, she sang the National Anthem at 3 NY Jets football games. This aspiring, young singer’s story is even more remarkable when you learn she suffers from cystic fibrosis, a long-term illness which affects her lungs. While being faced with the challenge of this illness and the diminished lung capacity, Brianna is currently home schooled and follows a daily medical regime. She is an inspiration to all and she does not allow her illness to get in the way of the message she wants to send to “just believe”.

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LAW AND HIP HOP, REGULARS

The Heroin Epidemic

Mr. Z. lifted the white sheet on the gurney and took what he thought was the last look at his baby boy. Bullet exit wounds showed clearly where the lead ripped through the flesh of his son’s body. He put the sheet down. This can’t be true. He lifted the sheet back up again. Yup, it was Vincenzo.

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ENCORE CHOCOLATES
ENCORE CHOCOLATES
ENCORE CHOCOLATES
ENCORE CHOCOLATES
ENCORE CHOCOLATES
ENCORE CHOCOLATES
LOCAL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT, REGULARS

ENCORE CHOCOLATES

With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, the scent of chocolate is in the air.  Did you know the first Valentine’s box of candy appeared in 1861 (1). 20 billion dollars are spent on Valentine’s Day (2). Chocolate was tagged a drink for royalty during Aztec times according to Montezuma (3). Known as the “food of the Gods” and then an aphrodisiac chocolate contains phenyl ethylamine, causing excitement, attraction and pleasure (3). Early explorers brought chocolate back to Europe (2).

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ON THE WAY UP, REGULARS

Beyond Her Sexuality: A Woman of Substance; ROYELLE

As an- up-and-coming, female artist, Royelle recognizes the struggle she faces entering the rap industry. Traditionally, female artists who succeed are over-sexualized and or rise-to-the-top, riding along-side a male counterpart, serving solely as their side-chick and or lover. Women artists become, known most for their body parts before their raw talent as rappers. The reoccurring story line of every music video is boobs before brains. Women dropping it like its hot, twerking derrieres, bouncing up-and-down and again, all for the pleasure of the male counterpart. Where does that leave a talented lesbian female artist?

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LAW AND HIP HOP, REGULARS

Cruel and Unusual: The Plight of Seeking Medical Parole or Medical Care While in New York State Prison

Prisons in New York state are far from a five-star resort. When entering the darkened world of the belly of the beast, not only is an inmate stripped of their identity where they become a number but basic human rights often are shed by the wayside. Imagine not having the ability to have a warm shower at times, decent food, fresh fruits and vegetables, the right to not be falsely accused of disciplinary infractions, the right to adequate shelter and the right to medical care. Most recently, according to research done by the reporters at the NY Times in December 2016 ,  Continue reading

COVER STORIES

Living Words of Wisdom

Look out for Cove’s special feature monthly “Because You’re Worth It”.  Women are often care-takers in their homes with responsibilities pertaining to their husbands, children, and pets. At the end of the day, women need to take time out for themselves and focus on their well-being. Often, women do not do this. Cove prides herself in being able to share a bit of herself with others and to help guide them on a wellness journey to overall health.

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CHRISSY MONROE'S FASHION FORWARD, FASHION

Introducing: Chrissy Monroe

As recently announced. there are many changes in 2017 with Rochester Woman Magazine. The first was the transformation to Rochester Woman Online. Some are skeptical about the decision to go to an all digital format, but staying up with the times is necessary in any prospering venture. This is a change which will set the stage as Rochester Woman Online becomes a trendsetter in the industry and our home community during this upcoming year.

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