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Are decisions on Syracuse’s South Side Inclusive? While a swarm of proposals affecting the South Side have been announced, much of the chatter over the past few months seems to center on missed opportunities. From Crouse Hospital’s now-canceled Sears building renovation to confusion over where $200 million from the newly announced Syracuse Surge would be spent to the ongoing quagmire ... Read More »

Unconditional Love

Two Syracuse couples talk about how their long-lasting love defies stereotypes Read More »

Cultures Collide

Residents from two continents capture images of their hometowns from their own perspectives Read More »

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In this issue, meet two couples defying the stereotype that black love — especially married love — doesn’t last. View a list of local Black History Month events and take a moment to reflect on historic black figures in Reggie Seigler’s “The Friendly Five” column. Also, hear from project collaborators of the soon-to-open Freedom Commons who explain the purpose of ... Read More »

Getting Laced Up

Longtime runner believes sport can offer ‘magic’ to local youth When I was about 7 (I’m 80 now), I already knew I loved to run. I raced my mom from the hen house to the windmill. She won without breaking a single egg in the half-filled bucket she carried. Three or four years later, I raced on a track in ... Read More »

Baptist Church to Host Celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week

Each year during the first week of February, faith communities across the globe celebrate the diversity that makes them special. For some, these World Interfaith Harmony Week celebrations take the form of special programs, conferences and other public events. In Syracuse, where the local celebration began nine years ago as World Interfaith Harmony Assembly, organizers decided to move the event ... Read More »

A Friendly Five

The Stand’s music columnist reflects on African Americans’ contributions It’s February again and Black History Month is upon us. BHM is significant because it’s a time that the government and most of its people set aside in unison to honestly reflect upon the struggles through which the African American people have persevered in their insufferable fight to live with respect ... Read More »

Sen. Rachel May on After-School Programming

Panel discussion held on current challenges and to hear new ideas for improvement On a comparatively warmer Friday night, Sen. Rachel May hosted a rounded table discussion Jan. 25 on After School Programming at the Syracuse Community Connections center. Ever since May was appointed as the senator for New York’s 53rd District, nothing has stopped her from slowing down. From ... Read More »