Author Archives: Ashley Kang

Annual Presentation on Housing Insecurity Held

Agency explains pivot taken to address pandemic and racism By Sydney Gold The Housing and Homeless Coalition of Central New York presented its annual report Wednesday, Nov. 18. The presentation explored the state of homelessness in Onondaga, Cayuga and Oswego counties, as well as panels on the topics of “Racial Equity in Homelessness”  and “Trends in Homelessness Before and After ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Jean Robert Edouard Jr.

Nominated by Reggie Seigler By Ashley Kang Q: How did it feel when you became a father? A. To be honest, I wasn’t nervous. Most men get nervous; they get terrified or scared. I wasn’t afraid of becoming a parent. I always knew one day I would become a father. I just didn’t know when. Q. What was the moment ... Read More »

Living and Playing in Peace

Community Contributor Keith Muhammad recalls the moment he first experienced racism It started out as a blissful, pleasant and peaceful summer in 1965. That all ended the day the boy and his family moved into the neighborhood. I didn’t know his name, but I learned he’s from the south—Alabama. Family members made that known.  They also made it known that ... Read More »

Getting Back to Business

By Dominick Pfisterer Southside Fitness among 52 small businesses to receive SIDA grant   Southside Fitness is a business built on passion. When Tim Edwards opened the gym in 2016, he would come in to open in the morning, “ready to go.”  The opening process is different now. In fact, it has drastically changed even from just a few months ... Read More »

Current Print Issue

The South Side has always been blessed with an active community of volunteers ready to lend a hand. That’s especially true during the pandemic as people stepped up to help on a myriad of fronts, including volunteering for The Stand.  Click the cover to download a full pdf version of 2020’s final print edition. Community advocates have been busy making ... Read More »

A Story Worth Telling

Community leader utilizes time during the pandemic to draft his personal story Read More »

Honoring Eli Harris

Family establishes scholarship in memory of well-known city street musician  Read More »

Letter to the Editor

Thank you for your news article about the pending suspension of operations at LiteracyCNY.  On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, we are writing to clarify a few items that we believe may have been misconstrued. In the article, Mrs. Ruth Colvin, Founder of Literacy Volunteers and LiteracyCNY Board Member, said that “It [the vote to ... Read More »

Annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale Moves Online

Fundraiser is largest held to support city’s high school lacrosse program By Dominick Pfisterer For almost 20 years, the Syracuse City School District has held an annual Thanksgiving pie sale to raise funds for the boys lacrosse programs. Earnings cover the cost for equipment, jerseys, sticks and out-of-season leagues and tournaments that could not be funded otherwise. The SCSD lacrosse ... Read More »

LiteracyCNY Set to Close this Week

Founder Ruth Colvin and board likely to return program to its roots as an all-volunteer service By Jeff Kramer Lawmakers are scrambling to save LiteracyCNY after the state denied critical funds to the nationally acclaimed program, forcing it to suspend operations effective this week. The 62-year-old organization, which served about 350 learners pre-Covid restrictions, was launched by Ruth Colvin, now 103. She was ... Read More »