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'Salt-N-Pepa' Spice up Sisters Empowering Sisters Conference

Syracuse high school girls went wild over the surprise appearance of hip-hop sensations Sandy “Pepa” Denton and Cheryl “Salt” James, better known as Salt-N-Pepa, during the Sixth annual Sisters Empowering Sisters Youth Conference held Friday and Saturday, March 26 and 27. Read More »

Youth Empowerment and College connections

Everyone was all smiles at the ninth annual Youth and Parent Empowerment Day held Saturday, March 20, at Corcoran High School. The event was sponsored by Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority XI Chapter as part of the LKM Week. The affair kicked off with workshops for students in fourth through 12th grades. Read More »

Panel Discusses the Foundation of Family

When members of the historically black Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. heard about the idea to have The Black Family Think Tank, they jumped at the task of putting it together. “This platform is very important to us,” said sorority senior, Cathiana Vital. “Without knowing the foundation of family, how can we prosper? We don’t want history to repeat itself.” Read More »

A Weekly Coffee Break

The Louisville-Syracuse men’s basketball game was the topic of the conversation at the Dunkin’ Donuts on the South Side during this March 6 discussion between Bob Eudell and Don O’Leary, two regulars of the coffee shop. Read More »

Sitting in on the Sankofa Piece Makers

There are peace makers and there are piece makers, and it’s the latter group that meets weekly at Beauchamp Library. Sankofa Piece Makers have been using the library’s auditorium to create quilts and other hand crafts for about 10 years, helping people piece together the stories that highlight life. Read More »

A Saturday with Fire House 8

On South Salina Street firefighters give us a glimpse into their job that doesn’t let up due to weekends. Captain Thomas Clarke, who has been with the department for 30 years, said their days usually consist of “checking vacant structures to make sure they’re secure, and ensuring that people and kids don’t go into them and start fires.” Read More »

Say Yes Leadership Summit

Students from various Syracuse University organizations participated in a Leadership Summit Saturday, Feb. 20, in SU’s Life Science Complex. Read More »

A Valentine's Day Message

The Rev. Thomas W. Jay Sr., and his wife Earnestine –- respectfully known as “Lady Jay” –- happily prepared the Youth Valentine’s Christian Ball for the children of their South Side community church for the first time during this month’s special holiday. Read More »

Go Vote

Change through Unity I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Khalid Bey, 38, who works for the New York state Senate here in Syracuse. He is the Spokesperson for the organization Go Vote! I’m sure most of you have heard the name Go Vote by now. But for those of you who haven’t, here’s the scoop: Go Vote! ... Read More »

Teresa Branch Benefit

On Sunday, March 28, a fundraiser will be held at Casa Grande, 135 State Fair Boulevard, to help provide support and assistance for Teresa Branch, who is currently fighting lung cancer. Read More »