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Nurse Barbara Yancey educates about kidney disease, serves as community advocate It’s all in the smile for Barbara Yancey, a registered nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. “A lot of people say that when I smile it gives them hope,” she said. “And I think that my smile is the beacon of hope that lets people know everything will ... Read More »

They Came That We May Have Life

Twenty-five vendors participate in church’s second annual health and wellness fair People’s African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Zion Church has been serving the Syracuse community since its inception in the early 1900s. This legacy of service continues under the leadership of Daren C. Jaime, Pastor. On Saturday, June 23, the church hosted its second annual Health and Wellness Fair to promote good ... Read More »

Corcoran Graduates Advised to 'Not be Ordinary'

Thomas J. Corcoran graduated 228 students during its 47th Commencement Ceremony held Thursday, June 21, 2012 at the Mulroy Civic Center in downtown Syracuse. Families, faculty and supporters filled the civic center with balloons, flowers and excitement as this year’s graduating class celebrated individual and collective milestones. This class is the first required to pass five regents exams with a ... Read More »

Four Recognized by Syracuse Peace Action

Thursday, June 14, Syracuse Peace Action celebrated four area youth with a recognition dinner and awards for their projects and organizations focused toward youth activism. The youth: Rydell Davis, Eddie Mitchell, Jacob Reeder and Vivian Ho were honored at ArtRage gallery on 505 Hawley Ave. and their families were invited to dine with members of Syracuse Peace Action interested in ... Read More »

What a Wonderful Juneteenth Celebration When You Bring History to Life

Juneteenth is a celebration of pride, heritage, culture, history, knowledge, spirit, energy and talent that culminates into a vision of hope to preserve the past for the future. Juneteenth was established because Texas slaves were not told that they had been emancipated in 1863. Instead, they were informed two and half years later that they were free. This jubilation prompted ... Read More »

Juneteenth Celebration About Fun, Awareness

Syracuse’s Juneteenth celebration attracts mostly locals, but some traveled much farther than down the street to join in the annual festival celebrating African-American heritage. Exzabia Pointer and Tatiyana Alston, dancers with the Approaching Storm Marching Band, drove five hours from Brooklyn with about 30 of their fellow band members to participate in the parade down Salina Street held June 16th. ... Read More »

Juneteenth Q&As

Brenda Muhammad, The Stand Community Correspondent, visited the 2012 Juneteenth Celebration Saturday, June 16, in Clinton Square, to chat with attendees. Here she shares a handful of Q&As with those who attended, volunteered or worked at the annual celebration, starting with 8-year-old Denim Hall. Read More »

Parade Welcomes Freedom Day

Annual Juneteenth Celebration begins with Visions of Victory Parade With the sun showing a broad smile, Ty Gainey placed his lawn chair in prime real estate: under the shade of his tent. He had a dual purpose in mind for being at that strategic location: to beat the rising mercury and to not miss a bit of the 2012 Visions ... Read More »

Springtime by Gospel Chocolate

Syracuse has abundant musical talent, but much of it is underexposed. Syr JAMS’ Music Stand — which stands for Syracuse’s Joined Artists Musicians and Singers’ Music Stand — is a new feature created by The Stand’s A Friendly Five columnist Reggie Seigler and intended to be a platform for talent. This video of Syr JAMS’ Music Stand features a song ... Read More »

South Side Achiever

Corcoran High School senior develops winning business plan Most girls never get a chance to design their perfect pair of shoes, but Corcoran High School senior Tracee Jennings has decided to pursue her dream beyond scribbling heels on a napkin. Her hard work has paid off. Read More »