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Video from Mary Nelson's Eighth annual Youth Day Barbecue

Video by Arnett Haygood-El The Stand’s community reporter Arnett Haygood-El captures the day’s happenings at Mary Nelson’s Eighth annual Youth Day Barbecue held Saturday, Aug. 15. This annual event provides needed school supplies and backpacks to all students who attend — free of charge. Attendees also receive lunch and can watch entertainment. The event also draws a number of community ... Read More »

Summer Camp

Donations help campers get the most out of summer camp Close to 20 paper bumblebees, adorned in sparkles and all colors of the rainbow, hang from the ceiling of the arts and crafts room at the summer camp run by Greater New Testament Missionary Baptist Church. A table in the room is filled with markers, crayons, magazine cutouts and coloring ... Read More »

100 Black Men

Community Organization Receives Formal Chapter Affiliation Read More »

Summer Interns

This summer, 28 students are working at various internships through the SYNERGY Program. Ralithia Dennis, The Stand’s summer intern who is also participating in this program, shares how the program prepares each student for their new workplace. Mercy Works is dedicated to meeting various social needs of those in the community by empowering urban youth through programs that instill vision ... Read More »

Lessons from Juneteenth

Health took center stage at this year’s Juneteenth Celebration This year’s Juneteenth Celebration tried something new. The organizers pushed healthy lifestyles by opening the Dr. Henry A. Washington Health Pavilion and invited the first lady of New York State, Michelle Paige Paterson, to make opening remarks. Read More »

Henna Body Art Workshop

Kids are able to get tattoos. A Henna Body Art Workshop was held at 2 p.m.  Tuesday, July 7, at  Beauchamp Branch Library on 2111 S. Salina St. Suzanne Masters, who has experience doing Henna for more than a decade, explained how Henna is used in many different ways all over the world and gave Henna tattoos to children in ... Read More »

See My Story

See My Story The following videos are part of the the See My Story project at Syracuse University funded by the Kauffman Foundation. Three teen students from the South Side of Syracuse and three students from the Onondaga Nation participated for a week in a film camp. They learned a few basics of shooting with a videocam, and then selected ... Read More »

Poetry by Michael Ryan

If only I knew what poetry was, I’d write you and spill my soul. I’d share what I felt, you’d see what I see, our connection being the only goal. Read More »