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Humble Justice

Swearing in of Syracuse’s new African-American judge Read More »

Dare to Dream

Counselor teaches young men the value of embracing their visions When Halston Canty talks about his work on the South Side, he puts the adolescents first. “I have the opportunity to see these young men grow. I have the opportunity to contribute something positive and save their life,” Canty said. “It helps me because I’m older than them and I’m ... Read More »

Coming Together

Famed Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima visited Syracuse in April 2003 to screen his motion picture, “Sankofa,” which he directed 10 years before. Its plot revolves around an African-American model named Mona. The initial scenes show her doing a fashion photo shoot in Ghana, where she runs into the Divine Drummer, who encourages her to return to the African roots of ... Read More »

Citizen Scientists

Workshop explores native birds and environmental effects on community Read More »

Going Green

Initiative works to make low-income homes environmentally friendly Tanesha Keene had lived in a collapsing and lead- contaminated home on Marguerite Avenue with her two sons, 10 and 2, since August 2015. Without a working furnace and little insulation, the family lacked protection in winter. The basement contained asbestos and a hazardous tangle of electrical wiring that reduced energy efficiency ... Read More »

Winter Print Issue

The Winter print issue features father Aundra Billue on the cover. He has three grown children with his wife, Twiggy. He believes being a father is a lifetime obligation. Inside also meet Rashawn Sullivan who launched the iApologize Foundation to encourage all to seek forgiveness. He started the effort during his apologetic journey to seek redemption from the family of ... Read More »

The Way Back

Rashawn Sullivan is on a path to redemption after killing another South Side teen in 1997 Read More »

Fame by Football

Former Henninger star Ray Seals honored with Hall of Fame induction A star in Syracuse’s constellation of athletes, Ray Seals — a former defensive end in the National Football League — has won new recognition for his on-field achievements by being inducted into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame in October. “I’ll never forget when we were young,” said ... Read More »

TEAM A.N.G.E.L. Spreads Its Wings

Mentor starts youth and family program after personal experiences Ed Mitchell Jr. is the founder/director of TEAM A.N.G.E.L. mentoring and youth development program. While growing up, Ed, fondly known as “Lil Ed,” was a regular participant in community-based programming focused on family. It was both supportive and life changing for him. The family community programming proved to be instrumental in ... Read More »