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Value of a Dollar

Admirers say Seth Dollar’s music is on the money, despite his youth Seth Dollar has a dream. The 16-year-old Syracuse-based rapper wants to become an established artist and reach the success level of rappers like Lloyd Banks and 50 Cent. Dollar, or Seth Colton as he is known to his friends and family, became interested in rapping after he first ... Read More »

Manny Breland a Living Legend

Manny Breland was the first African-American to receive a basketball scholarship from Syracuse University He is the pioneer. He started the biggest revolution in Syracuse sports history. In 1953, Manny Breland, a Syracuse resident, became the first African-American to receive a basketball scholarship to play at Syracuse University, a campus mostly defined by white students. Read More »

Fowler Tells Why He Chose Police Work

Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler: ‘This is an ideal career for me’ Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler sat down for more than an hour with The Stand’s founder, Prof. Steve Davis, for a discussion that focused on recruitment of minority officers for the city police force and what influenced him to become a police officer. This is Part II of ... Read More »

Corcoran Curator

Paul Grace finds his place as official historian at his alma mater Twelve-year-old Paul Grace was stamping down the halls of newly opened Corcoran High School with his Boy Scout troop on the way to the swimming pool one Saturday night in the mid-1960s. Before he got to the water, though, the roar of the basketball game raging in the ... Read More »

Breast Cancer Facts

After skin cancer, “cancer of the breast is the most common malignancy among American women,” according to a blackwomenshealth.com article on breast cancer by Iris C. Gibbs, MD, in 2006. According to the article, breast cancer is second to lung cancer as a leading cause of death in American women, and one woman in eight will develop breast cancer in ... Read More »

'Salt-N-Pepa' Spice up Sisters Empowering Sisters Conference

Syracuse high school girls went wild over the surprise appearance of hip-hop sensations Sandy “Pepa” Denton and Cheryl “Salt” James, better known as Salt-N-Pepa, during the Sixth annual Sisters Empowering Sisters Youth Conference held Friday and Saturday, March 26 and 27. Read More »

Chess Puts the Pieces in Place for South Side Students

The fifth-grader studied the chess board, barely glancing up when a group of his classmates loudly entered the room. With his brow furrowed in concentration, Dave Ahyee strategically advanced his queen, seizing his opponent’s pawn. “I like to think a lot,” said the 10-year-old member of Southside Charter Academy’s chess club. “It’s a thinking game.” Read More »

Youth Empowerment and College connections

Everyone was all smiles at the ninth annual Youth and Parent Empowerment Day held Saturday, March 20, at Corcoran High School. The event was sponsored by Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority XI Chapter as part of the LKM Week. The affair kicked off with workshops for students in fourth through 12th grades. Read More »

Census: Importance of Being Counted

Televisions across the country have been consumed with commercials urging Americans to fill out the 2010 Census. Numerous town hall meetings have been held to inform people about the census. And now the census forms have finally been mailed to residents. But is anyone filling them out? Some people in the South Side still don’t see a reason to, but ... Read More »

Store-For-a-Day

The Store-For-a-Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday in March at the Green Party Headquarters, 2617 S. Salina St. (across the street from Dunk & Bright Furniture and the South Side Innovation Center). Read More »