Author Archives: Ashley Kang

Money Matters

Workers describe difficulties making ends meet on minimum wages When Cherese Mildrew was a minimum-wage worker in California, she shared a two-bedroom apartment with four other people just to afford rent. At 22, when she moved back to Syracuse, she worked four jobs just to make ends meet. One day she would be restocking shelves at Price Chopper, and the ... Read More »

Built on Music

Dick Ford encourages music education through Signature Music Camp Dr. Richard W. Ford by most people’s standards would be described as a physically large man. He stands just over 6 feet tall and has hands that could probably span better than an octave on a Steinway grand piano. His voice comes across with authority and with clarity, without force or ... Read More »

Current Issue

In our April issue, we sit down with two Syracuse police officers to hear about their day to day jobs, how they chose the field and learn about plans to build a new satellite police office at the Southwest Community Center. We also feature a photo spread from The Stand’s Five-Year Anniversary party held last month. The event welcomed staff, ... Read More »

“Cops and Robbers” to Bring “Powerful and Revolutionary” Opportunity to Syracuse

The Syracuse Chapter of Jack and Jill is bringing “Cops and Robbers,” a play about police-community relations, to Syracuse Friday and Saturday, Mar. 20 and 21. The show features Jenho “The Piper” Ferreira, who identifies as an activist, rapper and deputy sheriff. The Piper’s emotionally charged story highlights the dysfunctional relationship shared by law enforcement, the media and the Black ... Read More »