Council Votes to Rename A Street “Black Lives Matter”

Billboard on E. Ferry and Fillmore proclaims “Black Lives Matter.”

On Tuesday the Common Council  unanimously approved a resolution by Council  President Darius Pridgen  to name a street in Buffalo”Black Lives Matter.” Now  a street has to be chosen.

Council President Pridgen was prompted to propose the  street name change  after  receiving  a letter from a 17-year-old high school student  asking if he could paint Black Lives Matter onto a street in the city. 

Community activist and former County Legislator Betty Jean Grant and We Are Women Warriors are lobbying to have E. Ferry Street designated Black Lives Matter Blvd. No decision has yet been made.