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Exhibit features Work by South Side Youth

‘No Pressing Rewind’ showcases images by boys from Journey to Manhood program A group of middle schoolers attending a summer program at Southwest Community Center had the privilege of presenting their artwork at the Nancy Cantor Warehouse in Armory Square. On Oct. 2, “No Pressing Rewind” opened at the Link Gallery and showcased the culmination of four weeks’ worth of learning ... Read More »

Current Issue

Last month readers of The Stand Newspaper met Quante Wright in our collection of Fatherhood Q&As. Readers may also recognize his name from headlines in The Post-Standard for stories on his success with earning an associate degree in spite of his past. Next several stories followed on how he was fired, violated parole and spent Father’s Day Weekend in jail. ... Read More »

Recording History

Brenda Muhammad returns to school to tell stories through lens of a video camera When South Side resident Brenda Muhammad enrolled in the Documentary Film & History graduate program at Syracuse University, her goal wasn’t to obtain a job in the field or increase her chances of advancing her career. At 52, Muhammad does not fit the traditional profile of ... Read More »

Taste of South Ave Connects Neighbors

The first Taste of South Ave attracted community members to learn about different groups’ efforts in the neighborhood. Bill Denham, co-owner of B&B Cocktail Lounge located at 310 South Ave., planned the event as a response to ones like the Taste of Syracuse, but also wanted to create an atmosphere of unity for the neighborhood. “I just wanted to bring ... Read More »

Wellness Walk Held to Encourage Healthy Choices

Members and supporters of 100 Black Men of Syracuse gathered Saturday to promote healthy lifestyles in the African-American community. About 50 people attended the Winston Gaskin Walk for Wellness and Stroke Prevention on Sept. 26, which is more than in past years, according to Drake Harrison, the vice president of programming and chair of the economic empowerment committee for the ... Read More »

Centro Seeks Public Support at TNT Meeting

Three Centro executives and two Centro board members came to the South Side Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today meeting held Sept. 14 to ask that citizens phone and write to New York state legislators and Governor Andrew Cuomo to establish a reliable funding structure for the Upstate New York transportation system. TNT meetings regularly include community members appealing to city department workers, ... Read More »

School Receivership Grants Authority to Superintendent

New state law implemented in an effort to turnaround student performance Students in 18 Syracuse schools may see changes this year due to an effort by the state to address consistently underperforming schools. Superintendent Sharon Contreras has been appointed receiver for the schools in Syracuse City School District designated “struggling,” which means she will have the authority to implement changes like replacing ... Read More »

Personal Stories Told during The Life of a Felon Workshop

Sharon Washington founded Felons On The Move because she said it fulfilled a need in the Syracuse community. The organization helps felons navigate structural barriers in housing, employment and public benefit restrictions after their release and also provides career services, training, and business and legal guidance. “It’s more than just trying to get them a job,” Washington, the executive director, ... Read More »