Tag Archives: Syracuse

Getting Started

Start It course inspires students who have a wide range of creative entrepreneurship ideas 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 »

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 »

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 »

Capturing Images

Downtown library’s photography club meets monthly and is open to all interested teens Central Library hosts a monthly Teen Photography Club, which currently has three members: Dashawn Harry, Louis Gonzalez and Zacqueline Baldwin. Photos that the teens took during the group’s first meeting in October were inspired by quotes from “The Double Bind,” a book by Chris Bohjalian. The book ... Read More »

A Guiding Light

Candlelight vigil provides hope for people to overcome drug addictions Twenty-five people pressed themselves against the walls of a dimly lit storefront downtown, attending a vigil to mourn those who recently died from heroin and opioid overdoses. Ryan Barone, who works for the nonprofit ACR Health, set the mood — sad but still hopeful. “Right now, someone is picking up ... Read More »

Literacy Creates a Sustainable Community

This month’s cover story spotlights local literacy pioneer Ruth Colvin who is set to celebrate a milestone birthday. During a Birthday of a Century — set for Nov. 18 – Colvin’s work for the past 55 years to increase adult literacy will be celebrated along with establishing an endowment in her name to keep her local legacy going. Money raised ... Read More »

Boosting Adult Literacy

Local agency helps grow readers with one-on-one tutoring With a mission to not only teach adults who can’t read how to read, but to help non-English speakers learn the language, LiteracyCNY works to strengthen the community by increasing adults’ proficiency skills. With a wait list averaging 85-100 deep, this local agency — which is the legacy holder of literacy pioneer ... Read More »