Author Archives: Ashley Kang

Local Advocates Work to Lower Death Rates Among Black Mothers

A Syracuse doula and yoga-enthusiast are helping to lower the maternal mortality rate Indaria Jones says that the full weight of her pregnancy hadn’t even begun to set in when she and her baby almost lost their lives. Indaria Jones says she wishes she’d known more before her traumatic pregnancy experience. Today, her daughter is a healthy toddler. The pair Read More Read More »

Q&A with Father Yusuf Abdul-Qadir

Nominated by Twiggy Billue Q: Tell me about your daughter? A: Her name is Maya Aneesa. She is 7 months old. She was born three days premature. Actually, she was born a few days before (my grad school) orientation. We moved houses a few days before. She is a fireball; she’s got a lot of personality and is very driven. Read More Read More »

Current Issue

In The Stand’s summer print issue, meet South Side Achiever Samaia Goodrich, learn about the city’s new Bureau of Administrative Adjudication office and get a sneak peek at plans for this summer’s 10th annual South Side Photo Walk set for July 27.May also marks 10 years The Stand’s Director Ashley Kang has worked with the South Side Newspaper Project. She Read More Read More »

Syracuse Student Receives Community Service Honor

Meet Samaia Goodrich, the 11-year-old philanthropist and humanitarian tied into one. This diligent sixth grader could be seen packing groceries, along with other volunteers, to distribute door to door to families, as part of Reach Saturday, a project of Abundant Life Christian Center held April 13. After one hour, 403 grocery bags were completed. For Samaia, such activities are a Read More Read More »

Q&A with the Chief :: In Four Parts

Meet the Chief Kenton Buckner was sworn in Dec. 3, 2018, as Syracuse’s new chief of police. Buckner, who turned 50 on Feb. 2, sat down with the founder of The Stand, now-retired Syracuse University professor emeritus Steve Davis, at the end of February for a nearly two-hour interview. Buckner’s exclusive interview with The Stand lasted 100 minutes and was Read More Read More »

Current Issue

In this issue, read highlights from The Stand’s exclusive one-on-one Q&A exchange with Syracuse’s new police Chief Kenton Buckner conducted by our founder, Steve Davis. For our cover story, we spoke with former Media Unit alumni who recount their memories of working with Walt Shepperd over the last 43 years, and The Stand is delighted to add long-time columnist Jeff Read More Read More »