March 21 Celebration Set for Joint Project of SU & Southside Community Coalition The South Side Newspaper Project published its first print issue of The Stand newspaper in March of 2010. The issue debuted over Valentine’s Weekend with a launch party. At that time, we invited residents to ‘Fall in Love with The Stand’ – [...]
South Side quilting group plans Valentine Rendez-vous The Sankofa Piecemakers take pieces of fabric that most people would discard or overlook and sew them together, making a one of a kind masterpiece: a quilt. This coming Valentine’s Day, as part of the Syracuse Beauchamp Branch Library’s Black History Month celebration, the quilting guild will demonstrate the [...]
On Aug. 31, 2009, National Basketball Association celebrity player Carmelo Anthony stepped out of a black Cadillac Escalade onto Wilson Park, in the South Side neighborhood of Pioneer Homes, to dedicate a basketball court in his namesake and another named after Jim Boeheim, his former coach at Syracuse University, who was also in attendance. A [...]
Volunteer construction group the Silver Hammers consider aiding a project for Veterans The 20th century ’70s saw the emergence of the Gray Panthers, an activist outfit that many saw as the senior-citizen version of the militant Black Panthers. The Gray Panthers’ platform included points against the Vietnam War and the statutory retirement age. In the 21st [...]
New Directions provide gifts to young mothers The New Direction Christian Center (NDCC) jumped on the opportunity to make sure that giving was more than just a theme this season. This year’s theme, by the way, was “Give, Serve, Love.” Each year, a different group is identified and an effort to meet that group’s needs [...]
Federal program could give South and Southwest sides help they need City officials began applying last month to a federal program that would designate parts of Syracuse’s South and Southwest sides as a “Promise Zone.” The distinction would give those areas preference for certain federal programs for a 10-year period, according to the city’s director [...]
The Dunbar Center reopens, looks to start a new era for residents One of the South Side’s oldest institutions has opened its doors after a short downtime, bringing back a wealth of opportunities for residents of all ages. Ever since its founding nearly a century ago, the Dunbar Association, a community center at 1453 S. [...]
This special anniversary issue features our new Fatherhood Series, offering a look at a recently started fatherhood initiative launched by Onondaga County. Other stories include: an update on the city’s plan to provide FiOS, an exclusive interview with Mark Muhammad and special features for our anniversary.
Our cover design even features our board members’ favorite covers of the past five years.
We hope you enjoy reading our new issue and that you’ll join us for our Anniversary Celebration set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 21, at the South Side Innovation Center, 2610 S. Salina St.
It’s a great opportunity to meet the people behind the paper, share story ideas and enjoy a piece of birthday cake — on us — in honor of our five years of being in print.
A housing complex on the South Side honors two notable African American personalities: Lewis Latimer, a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, and Maya Angelou, a Pulitzer Prize nominee. The housing complex has terraces named after both. But an African American more familiar to the neighbors got a bigger honor. He had the whole housing complex named after him: Langston McKinney Manor.
Former Newhouse School reporters recall what they learned during their time writing for The Stand
The origins of the South Side Newspaper Project go back several years, to a project Newhouse Professor Steve Davis gave his class – create a series of in-depth stories about Syracuse’s South Side. The collection was then assembled into a tabloid paper and distributed to the community. After being well received, Davis got the idea for The Stand. This was in 2006. After a few years of organizing and securing grants, the first group of students began contributing to The Stand print paper in 2010.
“We the Dark Girls are talented, smart and strong…”
This is the beginning of the manifesto of the Dark Girls Project. These words can be heard from the voices of 40 young girls and women every Thursday after school at Danforth Middle School. These words mark the start of every meeting.