Author Archives: Ashley Kang

Enlighten, Engage and Empower

Sisters Empowering Sisters Meets for 15th Consecutive Year Each time someone said “Hey ladies!” the response “She Ready!” erupted from 150 girls in the room. The phrase was meant to teach girls ranging in age from 13 to 18 attending the two-day Sisters Empowering Sisters Conference that they are ready for any challenge. The “Sisters Empowering Sisters: Yesterday, Today…Tomorrow” annual ... Read More »

Mothers Against Gun Violence and A Tiny Home for Good to Receive Social Justice Award

Two South Side community leaders will receive the 2019 Dan and Mary Lou Rubenstein Social Justice Award Monday evening at Hendricks Chapel. Lepa Jones, president of Mothers Against Gun Violence along with A Tiny Home for Good have been recognized for their commitment to service and social justice in the Syracuse community. Mothers Against Gun Violence is a grassroots organizations ... Read More »

Kenton Buckner was sworn in Dec. 3, 2018, as Syracuse’s new chief of police. Buckner, who turned 50 on Feb. 2, sat down with the founder of The Stand, now-retired Syracuse University professor emeritus Steve Davis, at the end of February for a nearly two-hour interview.   Buckner’s exclusive interview will be revealed over the next month in a four-part ... Read More »

Building Equity

Study Released on Creating Equitable Jobs for Future I-81 Construction Read More »

Syracuse to South Africa

Conversation on Segregation Held with High School Media Students In a series of what was in momentum from Trevor Noah’s visit to Syracuse for the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day earlier this year, the Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central hosted an interactive panel March 1 to induce conversations about racism in America and post-apartheid life in South ... Read More »

Q&A with Father-Figure Rashawn Sullivan

Uncle serves as mentor to his niece & nephew Q: How did you become a ‘father figure’ to your niblings? A: It’s like this because I didn’t have that when I grew up. My niece’s father is currently incarcerated, so I have to take on that role. With my nephew Desire Sullivan, 11, his father is not active so it ... Read More »

A Friendly Five

Four female vocalists share how their lives run on more than just musical talent In honor of Women’s History Month, we decided to focus A Friendly Five Column on musical women in our community. The following are two spotlights on women who are more than just musicians. ONCE AN ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ CONTESTANTRobert Stroman is the father of 10, five boys ... Read More »