“Cops and Robbers” to Bring “Powerful and Revolutionary” Opportunity to Syracuse

The Syracuse Chapter of Jack and Jill is bringing “Cops and Robbers,” a play about police-community relations, to Syracuse Friday and Saturday, Mar. 20 and 21. The show features Jenho “The Piper” Ferreira, who identifies as an activist, rapper and deputy sheriff. The Piper’s emotionally charged story highlights the dysfunctional relationship shared by law enforcement, the media and the Black ... Read More »

Five Years of The Stand

March 21 Celebration Set for Joint Project of SU & Southside Community Coalition The South Side Newspaper Project published its first print issue of The Stand newspaper in March of 2010. The issue debuted over Valentine’s Weekend with a launch party. At that time, we invited residents to ‘Fall in Love with The Stand’ – a free paper and website ... Read More »

Honoring Local Advocate Langston McKinney

A housing complex on the South Side honors two notable African American personalities: Lewis Latimer, a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, and Maya Angelou, a Pulitzer Prize nominee. The housing complex has terraces named after both. But an African American more familiar to the neighbors got a bigger honor. He had the whole housing complex named after ... Read More »

Black History Month Event

Week-long series to use hip-hop to teach urban youth survivor skills The Good Life Youth Foundation is using the power of Hip-Hop culture to address current challenges of violence affecting urban youth. During school’s Winter Break, Feb. 16 through Feb. 20, from noon to 3 p.m. daily, The Good Life Youth Foundation will present a series of interactive workshops filtered ... Read More »

General Interest Meeting

Find out how to become a paid contributor to The Stand The Stand will offer two General Interest meetings at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, and again at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17. These free sessions will be held at the South Side Communication Center located at 2331 S. Salina St. Each session will provide an opportunity to submit story ... Read More »

Somali Bantu Community Association Awarded Major Grant

Group to host open house to announce new program The Somali Bantu Community Association (SBCA) will hold an open house beginning at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11,  to announce its new refugee employment program. The event will take place at the Somali Bantu Community Center at 302 Burt St. The SBCA recently receive a $450,000 grant for three years to ... Read More »

100 Black Men to Celebrate Career of Legendary Broadcaster

Annual Banquet to also feature musical tribute to Barry White Name an important community or major sporting event in Syracuse, and odds are Roosevelt “Rick” Wright, was there, often behind a microphone serving as announcer or host. His long-running weekly radio show, “Old School Sundays,” a mix of interviews, music from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s and recollections that span ... Read More »

Join McKinley Park Group in Making Seasonal Decorations

McKinley Park Supporters invite the community to join them to make decorations for the McKinley Park annual wildlife tree. The group will use natural items such as peanut butter and birdseed rolled onto pine cones along with other treats for woodland creatures to decorate a tree for resident squirrels and other critters to enjoy during the winter months. The tree ... Read More »

Applicants Sought for 2015 Saturday Academy

100 Black Men of Syracuse invites the parents, guardians and family members of fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders, as well as local educators, to come to an informational town hall meetings for an introduction to an educational program the group is launching in January. The 100 Black Men Saturday Academy will be a free, weekly academic and cultural enrichment ... Read More »

South Side to Host Holiday Market

Local entrepreneurs to showcase wares Nov. 15 The South Side Innovation Center (SSIC) is hosting its annual Holiday Market from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the center, located at 2610 S. Salina St. Local businesses and community members are invited to sample new and unique food and retail products created by SSIC clients and tenants. The free event is open to ... Read More »