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Photo Winners to be Announced

On the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 19, we’ll reveal judges’ top picks in this year’s Photo Contest. The BIG reveal will begin at 6:30 p.m. over Zoom and live-streamed on The Stand’s Facebook Page. Email to receive the link to join us on Zoom and hear directly from judges. A selection of the top three images in each of ... Read More »

Sold on the South Side

$12 Million in Renovations coming to Sankofa Business District By Ashley Kang The Greater Syracuse Land Bank announced in July the sale of the long-vacant South Presbyterian Church to local couple Evelyn and Chino Ingram who plan to redevelop it into a community venue space. Chino and Evelyn Ingram inside the main sanctuary. The property, at 2110 S. Salina St., ... Read More »

Annual Photo Walk to Continue in July as a Photo Contest

Each summer, The Stand and a growing group of regulars, participate in our annual Photo Walk. We look forward to gathering on a hot Saturday each July to explore, meet neighbors and document the South Side in photos. Led by volunteer Photo Walk Leaders, groups venture out for several hours, some taking hundreds of images, then return to share their ... Read More »

A symbolic demonstration held to push for a Lead Safe Syracuse

By Ashley Kang and Jenna Wirth Sunday afternoon mothers placed empty strollers outside of City Hall as a symbolic reminder of whose health and safety are at stake in implementing the Syracuse Lead Abatement and Control Ordinance. The demonstration was organized by Families for Lead Freedom Now, a Syracuse group advocating for children and families impacted by lead paint poisoning, ... Read More »

Center Adds Giveaways During Pandemic

Sankofa volunteers with boxes of food to give away.

By Sydney Bergan Brittany Taylor picks up a donation of bread from Panera before heading to 2323 S. Salina St. She enters, puts down the bread and starts to sanitize the inside of an airy, open space as light streams in from the large store-front window. She readies a pile of paper engagement surveys and opens the door. Welcome to ... Read More »

Steps to Financial Freedom

Knowing that COVID-19 has disrupted the financial lives of people everywhere, Christal Johnson decided to do something different for her 43rd birthday: She is giving away 43 financial plans. Johnson, a licensed financial consultant with the firm Jones Jewels & Associates, first made the offer on Facebook earlier this month, targeting her friends and family. As a fan of The ... Read More »

Workers First Thank You Event

Mark Spadafore, president of the Syracuse Labor Council, greeted essential workers today as they exited the VA Medical Center. He handed out pins and thank yous for providing medical care during this trying time. “We want to thank those healthcare workers who are giving much needed care to our heroes, the veterans who have fought to keep us safe,” said ... Read More »

Civil Service

If you had to serve, would your perspective on policing change? Make police service compulsory for every American. Don’t study it. Don’t overthink it. Just take the plunge. Will it magically fix every cop-related conflict? Of course not. But in one giant leap of civic spirit, we’ll vault past the division between police and public by simply eliminating it. A two- ... Read More »