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Blacklites History

Emmanuel Atkins and Eddie Brown bring back memories of their legendary time together For this column, I thought it would be a good idea to write about a musical organization with some local history since this is Black History Month. I wanted to write about an organization that could take us back a few years but still have relevance today. ... Read More »

South Side Achiever

Student uses scholarship to pursue broadcast career When Jameel Rahim Shareef walks up to say hello you are immediately overcome with a sense of gentility, kindness and warmth. The Syracuse native who grew up living in Pioneer Homes (a part of Syracuse Housing Authority), has overcome challenges far and wide in order to make it where he is today: a ... Read More »

Strolling the South Side

New book shares stories of South Side women, uncovers broader picture of social injustices February is Black History Month — a time set aside to remember the significant contributions by people of the African Diaspora to America and the world. Yet, there are those who argue that black people have had little or no positive impact. As I reflect on ... Read More »

Current Issue

In our February issue, meet our latest South Side Achiever Jameel Shareef who is succeeding at Syracuse University. The print issue is out now or you can download a full pdf here. Also read about a recently released book — “A Place We Call Home: Gender, Race, and Justice in Syracuse” — that chronicles the lives of 14 women living ... Read More »

Two Eagle Wings Students Report on Community Celebration

On Jan. 26, The Stand held a journalism workshop led by Prof. Steve Davis where two middle school students attended to gain tips and guidance on covering an event — specifically the annual Martin Luther King Community Celebration. Leasia Thompson and Kevin Brunson dedicated their Saturday to putting their new journalism skills to the test by covering this event, conducing ... Read More »

Annual Celebration Stresses for Youth to Follow Dreams

The dream is alive with the sound of music, which reverberated in the early afternoon of Jan. 26 throughout the gymnasium of Frazer K-8 School at 741 Park Ave. on the Near West Side. About 200 city residents, who gathered for the 28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, were treated to an eclectic mix of music ranging from gospel, ... Read More »

New Signs Unveiled for Renamed Castle Street

Small ceremony held on MLK Day On Martin Luther King Day, the South Side’s Castle Street was renamed in his honor.  Castle Street residents will see their addresses change to Dr. Martin Luther King East and Dr. Martin Luther King West. Fourth District Councilor Khalid Bey sponsored the resolution in the Syracuse Common Council. Read More »

Unsung — But Not for Long

Community Correspondent Brenda Muhammad to receive 2013 Unsung Heroes Award Brenda Muhammad, a Community Correspondent for The Stand, is among those to receive a 2013 Unsung Heroes Award during Syracuse University’s 28th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration set for Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Carrier Dome. The evening program’s award presentations and entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. This event ... Read More »

Youth Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King

Every Tuesday, kids come to Geneva Hayden’s after-school sessions at Beauchamp Library to get homework done, find a book to read or use a computer. But in preparation for Martin Luther King Day, Hayden planned an activity to teach kids about Dr. King and his message. The literacy volunteer says she wouldn’t have it any other way. “Every time you ... Read More »

Preserving and inspiring the community memory of the late Dr. King

In honor of the legendary civil right activist, Syracuse University will host events this Saturday and next, that not only bring the Board Chairman of the NAACP—but also offer various activities and workshops to continue to spread the message of “community” Dr. King was so passionate about. SU will host its 28th annual Martin Luther King celebration “Yesterday’s Dream, Tomorrow’s ... Read More »