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New Signs Unveiled for Renamed Castle Street

New Signs Unveiled for Renamed Castle Street

Small ceremony held on MLK Day On Martin Luther King Day, the South Side’s Castle Street was renamed in his honor.  Castle Street residents will see their addresses change to Dr. Martin Luther King East and Dr. Martin Luther King West. Fourth District Councilor Khalid Bey sponsored the resolution in the Syracuse Common Council.

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Youth Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King

Youth Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King

Every Tuesday, kids come to Geneva Hayden’s after-school sessions at Beauchamp Library to get homework done, find a book to read or use a computer. But in preparation for Martin Luther King Day, Hayden planned an activity to teach kids about Dr. King and his message. The literacy volunteer says she wouldn’t have it any [...]

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Charter School Student Works to ‘Stamp Out Bullying’

Charter School Student Works to ‘Stamp Out Bullying’

Thirteen-year-old Jaclyn Turner knows what it’s like to be bullied. An aspiring poet with a love for the band Rise Against, Turner wears her curly hair cropped short. She says she can’t grow it out because of an autoimmune disease, and used to wear wigs to cover it up. “I used to get bullied all [...]

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South Side Grows Healthy Festival New This Summer

South Side Grows Healthy Festival New This Summer

Update: Organizers have postponed this event and, as of now, no new date is set A South Side festival in late June will highlight local farms, community gardens and the importance of healthy eating habits. For organizer Mable Wilson, it’s the first time she has organized an event on a scale like this. Surveying the [...]

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Construction to begin for South Side Food Cooperative

Construction to begin for South Side Food Cooperative

A blue tarp kept the mud at bay during the groundbreaking ceremony for the South Side’s  Eat to Live Food Cooperative Friday morning, as organizers and local officials voiced their support for the project. Linda Littlejohn of Syracuse University’s South Side Initiative said the day reminded her of the lyrics to a Sam Cooke song: [...]

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Just Eggrolls

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.

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Many Former Attendees Return to ‘Sisters Empowering Sisters’ Conference as Volunteers

Many Former Attendees Return to ‘Sisters Empowering Sisters’ Conference as Volunteers

Volunteers and attendees agreed that the Sister Circle was one of the most powerful moments of the Image Initiative’s annual “Sisters Empowering Sisters” conference on Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24. While the girls sat in a circle with their eyes closed, other participants, many of them strangers at the time, whispered affirmations in [...]

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Remembering 711 East Fayette

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.

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Combating Voter Apathy

Combating Voter Apathy

Local residents met to discuss voter’s rights and lack of involvement at the A.M.E Zion Church on Monday. The sessions will continue as monthly workshops as part of a joint effort of the NAACP and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. “You have to participate if you expect to get anything out of government,” said South Side [...]

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Center Teaches Discipline and Respect

Faith and Hope Community Center Established to Benefit Local Youth

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