South Side residents find fresh produce under a tent at Store for a Day A chill hung in the air as a light rain fell on the South Side one recent Saturday morning. With his back to a white tent and several crates of fruit, Howie Hawkins fretted that the damp weather would scare off [...]
Writes 100K check to Mary Nelson Center Monday, Sept. 29, after attending the dedication ceremony at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Oprah Winfrey traveled to Syracuse’s South Side to visit the Mary Nelson Youth Center. She was invited by Nelson, who hoped Oprah would support her plan to add a basketball court to [...]
Market set for first two Saturdays of each month A soft rain is falling, coating a carton of Concord grapes in a fine layer of mist, as South Side residents pass by the Eat 2 Live Food Co-op. The building’s doors are shut, but a group of community members are grouped on the sidewalk beneath [...]
Redesign discussion centered on three South Side locations The redesign of Interstate 81 as an opportunity for Syracuse neighbors was a recurring topic at a public forum put together by the Moving People Transportation Coalition on Aug. 19. “This opportunity could be a transformative time for our city,” said Bob Haley, co-director of the Urban [...]
The Stand’s Fifth annual Photo Walk was held Saturday, July 26, with gorgeous weather. Ten participants joined in on this social photography event where photographers get together to explore a neighborhood, shoot photos and practice their skills.
ACT-SO Program Thanks Syracuse for Financial Support Hello Syracuse Today Syracuse/Onondaga County NAACP ACT-SO Program would like to openly say Thank You. In June, we asked the Syracuse Community to help us raise the funds to get the local NAACP ACT-SO winners to the National ACT-SO NAACP Competition in Las Vegas, NV, and you [...]
The Syracuse/Onondaga County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) program needs the community’s help to send four local ACT-SO first place winners to compete at the NAACP ACT-SO Competition in Las Vegas this July.
This summer, The Stand offered a new storytelling series — From Where We Stand — in which South Side and West Side residents shared their families’ summer stories through photos.
The participants’ photos will continue to be on display through mid-October in the Link Gallery at Syracuse University’s Cantor Warehouse in downtown. The gallery is based on the ground floor of the building located at 350 W. Fayette St.
When was your last mammogram? Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer detected among women in the United States. African-American females experience higher death rates from breast cancer than any other racial or ethnic group.
Mary Nelson envisions basketball and tennis courts next to her center
For weeks last winter, snow covered the empty grass lot just north of the Mary Nelson Youth Center. But that’s not what Mary Nelson sees now. What she envisions is what she hopes will be a reality in just a few months: a neatly paved lot with two basketball courts and a tennis court for the children of the South Side.
“I really want to make this happen,” Nelson said. “You look in this area, you don’t have any type of outdoor activities. No basketball court, no nothing.”
The nearest public basketball hoop is down the block, she pointed out. But it’s only for the residents of that neighborhood. That’s not how Nelson runs her nonprofit center, which is open to all. The Mary Nelson Youth Center, located at 2849 S. Salina St., offers services for not only children, but adults, as well.
Syracuse’s Underground Poetry Spot holds poetry slam anniversary
Members of the Underground Poetry Spot performed original slam poetry pieces covering themes of love, relationships, authenticity and depression during its fifth anniversary show held Friday, Sept. 19, at Syracuse Stage.
Seneca Wilson founded UPS in September of 2009. It was a way for him to engage with poets in the community and inspire people to perform their own spoken words pieces.