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Just Eggrolls

Upcoming South Side program aims to train youth for summer employment With the help of some fresh vegetables, meat, and spices, Brenda Jones and Ayesha Abdulazeem are turning a neighborhood tradition into a large-scale youth empowerment program. Read More »

A Friendly Five

A Ghanaian musician uses music to bring American and African cultures together David Etse Nyadedzor believes it is important that the messages one expresses through music be positive. In his view, “music is a powerful medium that can carry a message farther than anything.” David, 43, is from Accra, Ghana. He has lived in the United States for about 14 ... Read More »

Strolling the South Side

Community can help create a local, healthy snack garden April 14 Frank Raymond Cetera — board member and co-founder of The Alchemical Nursery — loves the outdoors. That is why before he attended a recent class sponsored in part by the nursery — Community Training on Ecological Design — he waited in the center’s garden. Read More »

The Stand Welcomes Syracuse Poster Project

The Stand welcomed Ricky Maeweather, Alexandra Hitzler, Seneca Wilson, Carey On, Ruthnie Angrand and Michael Gaut to the second offering of The Syracuse Poster Project’s Haiku Workshop for the South Side March 3, 2012 at the South Side Communication Center. Read More »

Game in Transition

Corcoran fights a national trend by exposing the city youth to lacrosse Emmanuel Rowser’s parents wanted him to be involved in sports year-round when he was young. So when Rowser was 12 and the basketball season ended, they told him he needed to find his next sport. Rowser decided on lacrosse — but there was something different about it. It ... Read More »

'We Are Trayvon Martin'

Crying out against injustice, voices united, focused on the value of human life. Residents of Syracuse and Central New York gathered in downtown Syracuse Friday, March 30, to honor Trayvon Martin and shed light on his death, injustices committed in this country and in our own backyards. Read More »

All On Her Own

Brenee Jones wanted a hair salon of her own, so she saved enough money to rent shop space. After one year of careful saving, a Syracuse beautician realized her dream of opening her own hair salon. The skills she honed dressing customers’ hair at her home, she says, will now be put to use at her new business, the Brenee ... Read More »

One Million Hoodies, Three Women, One Cause

Three organize a ‘1,000,000 Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin’ this Friday Ashley Miller of Clay never thought twice about putting a hoodie on her 3-year-old son, Daquan. A hoodie, she thought, is nothing more than a jacket with a hood — a piece of clothing to keep her son warm. Her thoughts changed in the wake of the death of ... Read More »

Partnership Benefits Those with Vision Loss

In partnership with the New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH), AURORA of CNY is amping up the state-of-the-art technology it can offer clients who have vision loss. “We have new laptop systems that include Braille embossers, for example, and new desktop and handheld video magnifiers. Another handy piece of equipment is the Victor Reader Stream,” ... Read More »

Many Former Attendees Return to 'Sisters Empowering Sisters' Conference as Volunteers

Volunteers and attendees agreed that the Sister Circle was one of the most powerful moments of the Image Initiative’s annual “Sisters Empowering Sisters” conference on Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24. While the girls sat in a circle with their eyes closed, other participants, many of them strangers at the time, whispered affirmations in their ear. Read More »