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Who Will Live In the New 15th Ward?

McKinney Manor reflected in the rain drops.

Community activists worry that the plans to replace McKinney Manor and Pioneer Homes with affordable housing will put many of the new units out of reach of current residents.  By Timia Cobb The Syracuse housing study released in March found that more than a quarter of all households in the city have incomes of less than $35,000 a year. Those …

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Residents Protest Gun Show

Anti-gun protesters at city hall

An anti-gun rally on the steps of Syracuse city hall called out the hypocrisy of the state fairgrounds hosting a gun show at a time when gun violence is plaguing our streets By Greg Munno The city of Syracuse announced plans last month to spend a million dollars to fight rising gun violence. Saturday, the state fairgrounds just beyond the …

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Forums Will Focus on Stopping Scams

The Stand wants to hear from you on how we can help each other spot misleading information and respond to it appropriately Staff Reports The Stand and its partners are hosting two community forums aimed at surfacing ideas for recognizing and combatting scams and other types of misinformation. The forums are: 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, at …

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Eliminating Racism, Empowering Community

Born in Peru, Fanny Villarreal has become a well-known name in the Syracuse community with her work to eliminate racism and empower young women and girls through the YWCA. Aquí está la entrevista de Ortiz con Villarreal en español. By Tania Ortiz Before Fanny Villarreal decided to settle in Syracuse, she served as a judge in the Peruvian jungle and …

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Prioritizing Early Childhood

Affordable childcare, YMCA center and playspace all included in potential Syracuse Children Rising Center

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New Fatherhood Series

As their population grows, single fathers need help as much as ever As a single father for the past two years, Anthony Pitts relies on the resources of the Southwest Community Center to help raise his 10-year-old son, Amarri. Pitts, a community outreach worker for Syracuse Save Our Youth, works at the center, and Amarri is there almost every day …

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Five Years of The Stand

March 21 Celebration Set for Joint Project of SU & Southside Community Coalition The South Side Newspaper Project published its first print issue of The Stand newspaper in March of 2010. The issue debuted over Valentine’s Weekend with a launch party. At that time, we invited residents to ‘Fall in Love with The Stand’ – a free paper and website …

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Danforth Middle School Launches the Dark Girls Project

“We the Dark Girls are talented, smart and strong…” This is the beginning of the manifesto of the Dark Girls Project. These words can be heard from the voices of 40 young girls and women every Thursday after school at Danforth Middle School. These words mark the start of every meeting.

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A Deeper Look at Mark Muhammad

Community figure, Nation of Islam minister recently named to Syracuse School Board Mark Muhammad guards himself as if he were his own personal Queen’s guard. He is hesitant about showing emotion, explaining who he is and expressing his beliefs. But once he is willing to speak, he opens up about who he is like the call to the altar. He …

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