Author Archives: Ashley Kang

Keep an Eye Out for Census 2020 Mailers

Residents throughout Syracuse and Onondaga County will soon receive mailers from the U.S. Census Bureau. The mailers will invite a representative from each household to fill out the easy, safe and important census questionnaire online, by phone or by mail. The direct mailings are a part of the self-response period, which continues until mid-May, and allows respondents to voluntarily provide ... Read More »

View Anniversary Issue

March 2020 marks 10 years The Stand has been in print. In celebration, this month’s print issue features 10 images from the past decade and the stories behind those images. Check out the full issue below! Read More »

March Issue

The Stand would never have made it to a decade in print without a host of dedicated volunteers, supporters and partners. The project started as the brainchild of Newhouse emeritus professor Steve Davis. Davis saw the need for a news outlet that focused exclusively on the South Side, which has traditionally been underrepresented, and sometimes misrepresented, in other news outlets. ... Read More »

Dinner Discussion

NYCLU gathers South Siders to hear attitudes on I-81’s future In honor of Black History Month and the memory of the 15th Ward, the New York Civil Liberties Union hosted a community dinner Feb. 20, at the Dunbar Center of Syracuse. The purpose of the event was to engage the community in conversation about the demolition of Interstate 81 and ... Read More »

Race, Politics and the News

In honor of Black History Month, Hendricks Chapel hosted a commemorative event Feb. 11 featuring African-American public intellectual Jelani Cobb, who was described as “one of today’s most astute observers of race, history, politics and culture in America” by the media release for the function.While an undergraduate at Howard University in the District of Columbia, Cobb added “Jelani” to his ... Read More »

In the month of March to commemorate 10 years, The Stand will host a photo exhibition, “THE STAND :: 10 Years in Print,” with pictures from the past decade. The exhibit is on display at The Link Gallery and has been sponsored by Syracuse University’s Office of Community Engagement. The Stand will host a free reception from 6 to 8 ... Read More »

HOPE for the Future

Being a part of a community is the feeling of being together, to help and support one another when things get hard, despite what the circumstances may be. To celebrate each other’s highs and uplift each other when things get low. This is what Greater Syracuse HOPE (Healing Opportunity Prosperity Empowerment) Initiative aims to do. As a coalition of local ... Read More »

Protesters Condemn Legislators’ Push to Rollback New York’s Bail Reform

A resolution asking the state to rollback New York State’s latest bail reform passed the Onondaga County Legislature on Feb. 4, despite criticism from local protesters in front of the building.  The resolution, proposed by GOP Legislator David Knapp, will be sent to the state legislature to push forward an attempt at amending or suspending the controversial bail reforms. The ... Read More »

Reflection on Mr. Muhammad Ali: The Greatest

I shook his hand, he shook my heart As a young man, I loved sports: football, basketball, track, wrestling … I learned to respect athletic accomplishment, stature, intellect, social consciousness. I witnessed the amazing growth in fame of Muhammed Ali who became the most recognizable man on the planet, who also grew in his personal/spiritual beliefs and who stood steadfast ... Read More »

Current Issue

This issue features three local couples — Emad Rahim and Cjala Surratt; newlyweds Umar and Maria Karriem, and Joe and Connie Gregory — who share not only how they fell in love but how they work to sustain that love. The Stand featured successful couples in our February issue last year, too. Readers told us they loved the profiles on ... Read More »