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Strolling the South Side

New book shares stories of South Side women, uncovers broader picture of social injustices February is Black History Month — a time set aside to remember the significant contributions by people of the African Diaspora to America and the world. Yet, there are those who argue that black people have had little or no positive impact. As I reflect on ... Read More »

New Signs Unveiled for Renamed Castle Street

Small ceremony held on MLK Day On Martin Luther King Day, the South Side’s Castle Street was renamed in his honor.  Castle Street residents will see their addresses change to Dr. Martin Luther King East and Dr. Martin Luther King West. Fourth District Councilor Khalid Bey sponsored the resolution in the Syracuse Common Council. Read More »

Unsung — But Not for Long

Community Correspondent Brenda Muhammad to receive 2013 Unsung Heroes Award Brenda Muhammad, a Community Correspondent for The Stand, is among those to receive a 2013 Unsung Heroes Award during Syracuse University’s 28th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration set for Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Carrier Dome. The evening program’s award presentations and entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. This event ... Read More »

Street Improvement Project Meeting Raises New Concerns

Attendees of public meeting feel pedestrian safety is being overlooked Passions ran high at a public meeting at the Southwest Community Center on the evening of Jan. 8. The meeting became contentious when local residents began piling up their anger and frustration on Paul Mercurio, transportation planner in the Department of Public Works (DPW) at Syracuse City Hall. The meeting, ... Read More »

Long-time Samaritan Center Manager Dies

Residents of the Oxford Street Inn, a men’s shelter run by Catholic Charities on the South Side, over the years have consistently had a favorite destination to spend the early mornings: the Samaritan Center, a soup kitchen in downtown Syracuse. Their consistency may partly have to do with the fact that there really aren’t many places to go to grab ... Read More »

A Street for a King

Public Hails Proposal to Rename Castle Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Khalid Bey, Syracuse 4th District Councilor, did not expect high attendance for the public hearing to discuss his proposal to rename Castle Street to Martin Luther King Jr. He talked to many residents who said they would not attend because they were already in support. If anything, he ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor

What’s New in Ministry I proudly present Rochester Center of Theological and Biblical Studies. For years RCTBS has been located in the Rochester area. It has now found its way to the Syracuse area. RCTBS holds revolving courses in Christian Ministry, offered on Monday evening and Saturday morning at the Gospel Temple Church, located at 571 Oakwood Ave., on the ... Read More »

100 Black Men Hold Anniversary Banquet

The 100 Black Men of Syracuse held its Fifth Anniversary Celebration Banquet at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Liverpool. The banquet’s theme was “Our Past, Now Our Future.” Read More »

South Side Holiday Cheer

Santa Clause, neighbors and the positive legacy of Charles Dozier III kept spirits high and children busied at the 15th annual South Side Tree Lighting Ceremony held the evening of Monday, Dec. 3, at Beauchamp Branch Library. Read More »

Strolling the South Side

Corcoran High School artifacts, memorabilia detail the school’s 50 years of rich history Although school has been let out for the day, the halls still echo with the sounds of students who are walking and conversing with one another. Some, dressed in athletic gear, head off to practice. Others are excitedly ready to head home for some rest after a ... Read More »