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Local group works to restore church, make it a national historic place Central New York historians want to give the oldest African-American church building in Syracuse a second life — through a permanent place on the National Register of Historic Places. Read More »

Po-Boy Lunch

The Dunbar Association serves catfish sandwiches to raise funds for after school programs The Dunbar Association, 1453 S. State St., sold catfish po-boy sandwiches with sweet potato pie to raise money for the organization’s after school programs on Friday, April 8. Read More »

Library Losses

Local public libraries reduce services, limit events while trying to meet people’s needs In April, the Beauchamp Branch Library, at 2111 S. Salina St., will host a series of “First Movement of the Heart: Poetry and Interpretive Dance Classes for Teens.” Jackie Warren-Moore, a local poet, and Cheryl Williams Mitchell, a dance instructor, will teach five afternoon sessions in which ... Read More »

Many Attend Defend CNY Rally

New coalition of community organizations formed in response to current economic crisis A crowd of about 200 people, brought together by a new community organization, issued a call Monday, April 4, for economic justice and a renewed commitment to civil rights. Invoking the name and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the group filled the auditorium in ... Read More »

Film 300 Miles to Freedom to Premiere

“300 Miles to Freedom,” a film chronicling fugitive slave John W. Jones’ journey to freedom on the Underground Railroad, will premiere at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St. “Jones was a hero, but he didn’t do it alone,” said Richard Breyer, one of the filmmakers and professor and co-director of the Documentary Film and ... Read More »

Same House, Changing Times

Two generations of Brelands focus on positive aspects of South Side, such as decent neighbors From the second story of a yellow house, Richard Breland has watched the South Side change for almost half a century. When the 15th Ward was demolished, Breland — like many of his displaced neighbors — relocated to the South Side. But he missed the ... Read More »