Black Syracuse Project Presents “Black & Banned”

Syracuse University’s group The Black Syracuse Project (BSP) is in the process of putting on “Black & Banned” a Community Read-Out events series in coordination with Banned Books Week, a week that annually celebrates the freedom to read. Banned Books Week originally started in 1982 due to a sharp increase in the amount of books that were challenged in schools, ... Read More »

Photographers Snap Their Way through the South Side

The Stand’s Fourth annual Photo Walk was held this summer with a group of 14 participants, three photo walk leaders and beautiful weather. Participants were warmly welcomed by the community during the walk held Saturday, July 13. The day’s event opened at the South Side Innovation Center with a photo lesson taught by photo instructor and former director of photography ... Read More »

Street Literature Book Club Forming

A book club is forming at Beauchamp Branch Library for black adolescent girls to discuss online street literature. The book club will run for 12 weeks starting the first week in September, and four street literature texts will be read. The book club will meet both online as well as face-to-face. The group is open to black adolescent girls between ... Read More »

Review of 'Hoodwinked'

Janks Morton’s documentary “Hoodwinked” starts out with a bang: black and white footage showing a fiery speech from Nation of Islam minister Malcolm X in which he responds to accusations that Elijah Muhammad, the Nation of Islam leader, was promoting hate. The flick was part of a free double feature screening that took place at the corner of South Salina ... Read More »

Annual Photo Walk Set for July 13

The Stand’s Fourth annual Photo Walk will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at the South Side Innovation Center, 2610 South Salina St. (across from Dunk & Bright). Event will open with a photo lesson taught by photo instructor and former director of photography for The Post-Standard Nick Lisi. Read More »

Review of 'Macbeth'

South Side residents had a chance to be treated to a spectacle whose first performance, in the early 17th century, was held at Hampton Court Palace in the presence of King James I of England and King Christian IV of Denmark, according to history scholars. On June 22, theater lovers converged to the Atonement Lutheran Church at 116 W. Glen ... Read More »

Fatherhood & Family Event Held June 20

Taking a rain check, the celebration of Father’s Day hosted by Syracuse Housing Authority and Somali-Bantu Community Association was pushed from last week to Thursday, June 20. It was the third year that the residents from McKinley Manor, Central Village and Pioneer Homes got together to celebrate the special day. This time, it was a beautiful day. Tables, chairs and ... Read More »

Juneteenth Celebrates, Honors Freedom

Volunteers put in more than 400 hours to pull off celebration A number of people gathered in Clinton Square for the annual Juneteenth celebration, Saturday, June 15. They showed support for Juneteenth – that is, June 18th and 19th – and could be found anywhere in Clinton Square. The Juneteenth celebration had many attractions, such as the food court with ... Read More »

Syracuse to Celebrate Juneteenth

Last year’s event drew about 28,000 attendees, making Juneteenth one of the major celebrations in the Syracuse area. The 22nd Annual Juneteenth African-American Cultural Festival is sponsored by Wegman’s, POWER620, City of Syracuse and Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility Inc. and will take place Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, with the main celebration in Clinton Square on the 15th. ... Read More »

Upcoming Event

100 Black Men, Crouse Hospital Host Community Health Walk on June 8 100 Black Men of Syracuse, Inc., in partnership with Crouse Hospital, is sponsoring the fifth annual Winston Gaskin Community Walk for Wellness & Stroke Awareness on Saturday, June 8, at Thornden Park on Syracuse’s University Hill. Registrations, including a $10 registration fee, will be accepted from 8:30 to ... Read More »