Yearly Archives: 2013

Free Health Fair Offered at Rahma Health Clinic

Event helped South Siders enroll in Obamacare At the Rahma Health Clinic, pizza and cookies were served in the waiting room for those who attended the Free Health Fair held Thursday, Dec. 19. Next to the entrance was a table with a sign-up sheet for receiving further information about affordable healthcare. Attendees received free hearing screenings, a tour of the ... Read More »

Annual Cut-A-Thon Celebrates 20th Year

The Cut-A-Thon is a memorable day for a child. Parents come to this event to see their children smile. Barbers volunteer their time to give free haircuts, and local businesses donate food and money to make the Cut-A-Thon possible. The Cut-A-Thon is an event organized by Al Lyda every year for the last 20 years. “There was nothing going on ... Read More »

An Exploration of African-American Fathers

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 ... Read More »

A 'Geek' with Style

Hairstylist runs Mo’s Touch by day and studies engineering by night Geek and chic. It’s all in a day’s work — and school. “In some ways, I can say that I’m a geek, but in some ways, I can say that I’m chic,” said Monique Gaulden, who studies electrical engineering technology at Onondaga Community College. “It goes both ways. It ... Read More »

Mary Nelson Youth Center to hold annual Christmas Party

The Mary Nelson Youth Center’s annual Christmas party includes Christmas decorations, food, a present for the children, games for the entire family and each family will be able to leave with a gift basket of items prepared by Mary Nelson. The festivities start at 4 p.m. Dec. 21 at the center, located at 2849 S. Salina St., and the doors ... Read More »

Clean Trees

Save the Rain planting program prevents pollution The South Side has gotten a little greener as a local environmental organization has planted about 700 trees throughout the neighborhood. Over the past two months, The Onondaga Earth Corps planted the trees to absorb and prevent storm water from carrying pollution into local bodies of water, said Keenan Lewis, the group’s youth ... Read More »

Christmas Cheer

The South Side welcomes the Christmas season with a celebration This time of year, the PEACE Southside Family Resource Center Inc., is not just about programs. It’s about presents. The small, two-story building, which is located at 136 Dr. Martin Luther King West, houses two programs: an after-school care program, and Project Connection, a respite program for children with mental ... Read More »

Current Issue

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 ... Read More »

100 Black Men of Syracuse to Hold Annual Banquet

Event’s sole honoree Syracuse Police Chief Police Chief Frank Fowler was clearly infuriated. As one news account reported, Fowler’s voice was quivering in anger as he spoke during a press conference about the senseless, unprovoked beating death of a 70-year-old man outside a local convenience store. At his personal and emotional urging as well as the cooperation of witnesses, an ... Read More »

Chess Mates

Southside Charter Academy attracts children for a competitive game of chess The 2013 Onondaga City Scholastic Chess Championship brought together parents and children from schools throughout Syracuse and as far away as Buffalo on a recent rainy Sunday. Read More »