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New staff reporter Natalie Caceres and The Stand’s Community Correspondent Keith Muhammad worked together to contribute October’s Cover Story and appeared on WCNY’s “Reith” Show Wednesday, Oct. 3. If you missed the pair’s appearance, you can watch the video here.

This month’s Strolling the South Side column spotlights a determined individual who can often be found on the corner of West Colvin Street and Midland Avenue pursuing a one-man crusade.

Download the October issue now or pick up a copy at one of our many drop locations. And if you need a copy, contact Ashley Kang to request your business or location become a new drop site of stop by the South Side Communication Center located at 2331 S. Salina St. during public hours (3 to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday) to pick up additional copies.


Natalie is pursuing her master’s degree in Newspaper, Magazine and Online Journalism at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. After graduating with a double major in English and Communications from Portland State University in Oregon, Natalie is hoping to continue her love for writing through journalistic endeavors and plans to work in digital/multimedia journalism after graduation. She is hoping to expand her horizons by interacting and covering stories about the South Side community.

Keith is a servant leader who has worked in the public and non-profit sectors for more than 25 years. He is moved by the pain and suffering of people and is committed to bringing about social change and equitable participation of the disenfranchised. Keith is from a family of activists. His father, Laymon Herring, was the self-educated publisher of the Syracuse Banner and Syracuse Crusader newspapers. He desires to walk in his father’s shoes by writing articles that speak truth to power, that address the needs of the people, that are thought provoking and entertaining. He became involved with the South Side Newspaper Project to improve his writing and to contribute. He has written a few small articles. His work has appeared in The Syracuse Banner, Health Care Cost and The Final Call.

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