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'Raising Our Black Boys'

Six-Week Book Discussion Continues through Feb. 25 “Raising Our Black Boys,” a six-week book discussion group for women and men, began Thursday, Jan. 21. Presented by Mothers Offering Youth Opportunity (MOYO), discussions focus on two books by Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu: “Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys” and “Raising Black Boys.” Read More »

Volunteers Needed at Mary Nelson's Youth Center

Mary Nelson is in need of some help for her youth center. If interested in sparing a few hours to volunteer at the center, please contact Mary at (315) 403-0220  or e-mail The number of youth and family attendance has greatly increased, according to Nelson. So the center is in need of help for its afterschool programs and Saturday ... Read More »

100 Black Men Elects Ex-Syracuse Councilor, Others to Board

Group also Rolls Out New Web Site, Social Media Tools Former Syracuse Common Councilor Charles Anderson was recently elected by the 100 Black Men of Syracuse Inc. membership to serve a one-year term as the organization’s vice president of administration. Anderson, who represented the city’s Fourth District on the Common Council from 1985 to 1997, is the chief records officer ... Read More »

Poetry Workshop

In January, The Stand welcomed the Spoken Word Poetry Group Verbal Blend from Syracuse University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs to teach two Slam Poetry Workshops. Read More »

Mentors of Manhood Help Youth Catch Dreams

Xavier Canty wants to experience the feeling of saving someone’s life. Tremaine Williams, who wrestles, wishes to repay all the physical therapists who repaired his injuries. And Delvon Shepherd, a 200-pound middle linebacker, escapes by writing stories and poetry. In Corcoran High School, there are plenty of students like these three. Some want to be teachers. Others want their own ... Read More »

Gear Up Campus Visit Inspiring

Terry Webb Jr. wasn’t interested in SUNY Oswego at all. Last year, the 16-year-old Syracuse native went to the state college hoping to find programs in technical engineering or math science. He came away unimpressed. This year, Webb went on another trip, this time to a campus right down the street: Syracuse University. Read More »

Children's Christmas Party Welcomes All

The Reformed Presbyterian Church held its annual Children’s Christmas Party Saturday, Dec. 12. The church, located at 2517 S. Salina St., was festively decorated for the event, with stars hanging from the ceiling along with small white Christmas lights. According to Debbi Wellman, the church’s coordinator of Children’s Ministries, the goal of the event was “to reach into the neighborhood ... Read More »

Photography Workshop

The Stand offered two Photography Workshops this month. This sessions were taught by Jeffrey Chapman, a freelance cultural, humanitarian and world photographer. Read More »