Author Archives: Ashley Kang

Is it Fix-Up Time at Your House?

Tips for safely dealing with lead paint If your home was built before 1978, it may contain hazardous lead paint. Before you start planning your spring home repair and/or remodeling projects, the Onondaga County Health Department’s Lead Poisoning Control Program would like you to consider the following questions: Was your house built before 1978? Will you be working on painted ... Read More »

Come Together

Youth center creates support group for women to share their struggles Read More »

Alumna of Media Unit Shares Inspiration for Her Upcoming Film

‘Loving the Same Man’ written and to be produced by Tammy Reese Filming will begin later this month for a local film called “Loving The Same Man.” This drama/comedy is based around four friends. The plot follows couples Yez and Camire and also Don and Mya, whose love and friendship are tested with an affair. I have been acting and ... Read More »

Play Fights Racism

The Media Unit highlights age-old issue in ‘From the Back of The Bus’ At 75 years old, Walt Shepperd says he has learned a lot when it comes to the effects of racism. In an interview, he spoke about the impact it can have, the lives it can affect, and how it is still prevalent. In response, Shepperd, executive producer ... Read More »

#BlackLivesMatter Coordinator Speaks at SU

Treva Lindsey shares how Black Panther Party influenced current generation of activists The political activism of the ’60s and the pop culture of new millennium came together in Syracuse at the 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Public Affairs Lecture held March 3. Grammy-Award-winning black singers Beyonce, Janelle Monae and Kendrick Lamar represented the new millennium; Assata Shakur and Fred ... Read More »

Minimum Wage Challenge

The Central New York Fight for 15 Coalition kicked off its minimum wage challenge on Sunday, March 6, inviting the public to take part and follow along with those who had already pledged to do so. For five days, more than 20 volunteers, activists and leaders will live on the minimum wage of $9 an hour, or $97 a week ... Read More »

Taste of Africa

George Kilpatrick hopes that through community cooking classes, people will come to realize that eating healthily is not as difficult as it seems. At the first of six community cooking classes, Kilpatrick demonstrated how to incorporate healthy alternatives into your diet while also infusing African staples into the meal. “Everybody wants to improve their lives, but they don’t know how ... Read More »

Chess Championship

The 2016 Onondaga County Chess Championship at the Southside Academy Charter School drew in 115 students from across New York state Sunday, March 6, afternoon, nearly doubling the tournament’s previous records. Last year there were 62 students in grades kindergarten through 12th that played in the county tournament, said Anton Ninno, a Southside Academy teacher who has organized and hosted the ... Read More »

Black Love Matters

Event mixes festivity with serious message In a new effort to show blacks in Syracuse how to avoid exposing themselves to the dangers of HIV and AIDS, some nonprofit health organizations decided to offer their message as part of an evening of free food and dancing in a South Side bar recently. “We don’t have a huge following, flooding into ... Read More »

Merger Discussion Continues

Syracuse residents are still skeptical about a potential consolidation of the city and county governments. At the most recent Consensus CNY meeting on Feb. 29, committee members tried to assure the crowd at a packed Southwest Community Center that the consolidation would have positive results for city residents. The Commission on Local Government Modernization put out a report in January ... Read More »