““Freedom, Justice and Equality for All, Love of God and Our Fellow Man; Doing All the Good We Can for Our Community," Andrew J. Smitherman (1883-1961). The Purpose of the Buffalo Empire Star is to keep the African-American community informed about past, current and future events to continue onward in the struggle for freedom, justice and equality in the spirt of the underground railroad pioneers.

Remembering Tex Smith

By Ken Nixon

In great sorrow, I am sad to announce the passing of Tex Smith—a trooper to many of us and certainly for his community. A longtime friend and assistant to NY Deputy Speaker Arthur O. Eve. Tex fought for the integration of Labors Local 210 in Buffalo—provi
ding a pathway to good paying jobs for many. A father to all us and the BEST grandfather to all of our younger kids. May God be with our brother and dear friend.


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