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Strolling the South Side

A place of learning, peace and warmth P.E.A.C.E., Inc. enjoys a prime location off of South Salina Street, yet Reshana Blackshear and her team members say they are still tirelessly trying to make the community aware of the organization’s existence and purpose. “We want to know, how can we better serve you? How can we better serve each other? How ... Read More »

Strolling the South Side

Owners strive to make B&B Cocktail Lounge a bar patrons can call home When Bill Denham, 65, and Billy Ray McDonald, 70, opened up the B&B Cocktail Lounge on South Avenue nearly 23 years ago, they had one thought in mind: make it more than just a place to grab a drink. They wanted neighbors and friends on the South ... Read More »

Strolling the South Side

Local radio host stays true to roots despite growing use of preprogrammed content Dr. Rick Wright purrs into the microphone with such suave vocal tones you’d think you were being serenaded. “You’ve reached the Old Skool hour.” Wright’s “Old Skool Sunday” radio program, which features classic R&B, began 12 years ago. Today, the show broadcasts Sundays from 1 to 7 ... Read More »

Strolling the South Side

One man takes his mission to end violence in his neighborhood to the corner of West Colvin Bernard Cannon is no stranger to violence. His mother was shot and murdered in front of him when he was 10 years old. In the 30 years since her death, he has witnessed many families torn apart by senseless violence. Watching adults peek ... Read More »

Strolling the South Side

New Kirk Park Association unites to improve park’s appearance Kirk Park stands out among recreational parks in Syracuse because of its rich history, and people in the neighborhood have set out to rehabilitate the park from the ground up. Read More »

Strolling the South Side

Newly Opened South Literacy Zone assists in adult education and GEDs It has been more than 30 years since Arlene Brodbeck sat in a classroom. But at age 52, Brodbeck decided it was time to get her GED diploma — for her own education and so she could help her 25 grandchildren with homework. It was the South Literacy Zone that ... Read More »

Strolling the South Side

Beauchamp Library houses little-known nook for African-American works Ajiyah Coleman doesn’t know what a Sankofa bird is or that her local library has a room named after it. All she knows is that she likes to read about African-American history and “all that kind of stuff.” The 9-year-old Ajiyah, who lives across the street from the South Side’s Beauchamp Branch ... Read More »

Strolling the South Side

Traveling produce stand brings fresh food to residents’ homes Four bananas, two pears and two tomatoes: $3.25. These are the fresh produce items that Betty Brooks, 87, bought recently without even leaving home. On Wednesdays, Brooks goes downstairs to the lobby of her Valley Vista Apartments home to purchase her weekly produce from the brightly colored vehicle that brings nutrition ... Read More »