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100 Black Men of Syracuse to Hold Annual Banquet

Event’s sole honoree Syracuse Police Chief Police Chief Frank Fowler was clearly infuriated. As one news account reported, Fowler’s voice was quivering in anger as he spoke during a press conference about the senseless, unprovoked beating death of a 70-year-old man outside a local convenience store. At his personal and emotional urging as well as the cooperation of witnesses, an ... Read More »

Chess Mates

Southside Charter Academy attracts children for a competitive game of chess The 2013 Onondaga City Scholastic Chess Championship brought together parents and children from schools throughout Syracuse and as far away as Buffalo on a recent rainy Sunday. Read More »

His Own Hero

Seth Dollar hopes to transfer to SU to pursue his music career Nearly four years ago, aspiring hip-hop artist Seth Dollar talked about his career goals, hip-hop, and thoughts about high school, in an interview with The Stand. He was 16 then, a student at William Nottingham High School. “That kid doesn’t exist anymore,” Dollar said with a chuckle. Today ... Read More »

Going and Growing

Green Party gains support, pushes alternative third-party platform Even if they failed to capture decisive political ground in the November elections, local Green Party politicians are pledging to push for issues such as job creation that they say will help the South Side. “During the upcoming year, one way or another, we’re going to make the governor and the state ... Read More »

Celebrate South Side Tree Lighting

Annual event spreads holiday cheer The South Side Christmas Tree Lighting committee will hold its annual tree lighting from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Beauchamp Branch Library. Last year more than 150 neighbors poured into the upstairs auditorium and hallway in celebration of the tree lighting and community service awards. This year the ceremony will be led ... Read More »

The Reverend's Corner

Notes from The Rev. Glory Thomas Well, it’s that time of year again, when we offer thanks for all that The Lord has done. He has blessed many that have been able to bless others through their giving to those in need. Organizations such as the newly found CNY’s Christian Women’s Ministry Alliance, which has dived right into the  heart and ... Read More »

Holiday Angels Needed

Holiday Angel Emergency Appeal ACR’s long-standing Holiday Angel Program spreads comfort and joy to individuals and families who otherwise would do without at holiday time. The program pairs members of the community (Angels) with a designated ACR client and their family. The “Angels” are supplied with a client’s first name, and a list of “needs” rather than the typical Christmas “wish” list. Because ... Read More »

Military Notes

Christopher O. Graham graduates Air Force Airman Christopher O. Graham graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Read More »

Teenage Readers

Local library creates programs to promote youth reading for fun Officials at the Onondaga Free Library, hoping to promote a love for reading among local teenagers, embarked on a series of events to make the library a natural stop between home and school. The library ought to be a “third place,” where teens can energize their minds and find a ... Read More »

Africa Bound

Founder Vanessa Johnson will permanently move to Accra, Ghana One day in 1989, Vanessa Johnson saw an African-American boy acting out in front of her art gallery. After chastising him for his behavior, the two made a deal: If he would go to school and complete his homework, she would pay him to work at her store. After he told ... Read More »