Author Archives: Ashley Kang

Current Issue

In this issue, read highlights from The Stand’s exclusive one-on-one Q&A exchange with Syracuse’s new police Chief Kenton Buckner conducted by our founder, Steve Davis. For our cover story, we spoke with former Media Unit alumni who recount their memories of working with Walt Shepperd over the last 43 years, and The Stand is delighted to add long-time columnist Jeff ... Read More »

Rooted in Activism

Aggie Lane has worked to fight racism for decades with the Urban Jobs Task Force Read More »

Q&A with Father Tyrone Dixon

Nominated by Rachielle Scrivens Q: How did it feel when you became a father?A: My princess was born two days after my birthday, so it was the best birthday gift I could ever imagine. I remember it as if it was yesterday. She was born at 3:36 p.m. When I heard her cry, it was as if there were new ... Read More »

Careers in Code

Hack Upstate launches coding bootcamp for Syracuse women and minorities Even the most tech-challenged can appreciate the simple logic behind Careers in Code, a computer bootcamp booting up in downtown Syracuse: Identify women and minorities who need a career boost and show aptitude with computers. Give them 24 weeks of intensive, no-cost instruction. Throw in a free laptop for each ... Read More »

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 »