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Our Winter print issue features a photo spread from the 2013 Onondaga City Scholastic Chess Championship. The event brought together parents and children from schools throughout Syracuse and as far away as Buffalo.
The issue also spotlights the Syracuse Housing Authority’s accomplishments as the organization comes up on its 75th anniversary, we check back in with local rapper Seth Dollar and hear from Syracuse’s Green Party.
Find copies of our free community paper distributed throughout the South Side, or feel free to contact The Stand’s Director Ashley Kang at ashley@mysouthsidestand to request a stack or suggest a story idea.
Ryan Johnson-Travis is struggling to tell the stories of single low-income African American men in Syracuse. He fades in and out of character between himself, as an actor and his subjects — men with stories to tell whom most are not understood.
“I’m not trying to make a statement about Black men and their ability to be fathers,” he says in one scene. “This is about a real narrative of 17 men.”
Green Party gains support, pushes alternative third-party platform
Even if they failed to capture decisive political ground in the November elections, local Green Party politicians are pledging to push for issues such as job creation that they say will help the South Side.
“During the upcoming year, one way or another, we’re going to make the governor and the state government squirm, because they have not provided the policies that were promised, and that is why we are in a financial crisis,” said Howie Hawkins, the Green Party contender for the 4th District Common Council.