East Genesee Style

Two sisters start their own salon with inspiration from their mother African-American sisters Samantha Coleman and Sakari McDonald have been changing the face of salon ownership since May when they opened up their salon, Pretty Girl Threadz. Salons capable of styling African-American hair can typically be found on Syracuse’s South Side, where a large part of the city’s black population ... Read More »

Strolling the South Side

One man takes his mission to end violence in his neighborhood to the corner of West Colvin Bernard Cannon is no stranger to violence. His mother was shot and murdered in front of him when he was 10 years old. In the 30 years since her death, he has witnessed many families torn apart by senseless violence. Watching adults peek ... Read More »

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 »

Remembering 711 East Fayette

  Syracuse native Eddie Brooks says the crumbling building at 711 E. Fayette St. was once the nucleus of the community where he grew up. “We were like a family. Everyone knew everyone. If you needed anything, they were there,” Brooks said. Read More »