Author Archives: Ashley Kang

Residents Brainstorm Mobile App

Trauma Response Team partners with startup to develop an alert system, engagement tool On a snowy Saturday morning last month, 18 residents gathered at Syracuse Community Connections. Participants helped themselves to some breakfast on one end of the room and took a seat at the tables filled with colored sharpies, black sheets of paper, name tags and stickers.They were there Read More Read More »

CNY Roots Hosts I-81 Impact Meeting on State of the Project

CNY Roots hosted its third meeting for the Soul to Soul: I-81 Impact community dialogue series Feb. 27 at the Tech Garden. Co-founder of CNY Roots Juhanna Rogers invited broadcast journalist Jennifer Sanders to engage community members with a cultural connective point by talking about the history of the community.Sanders shared what the community looked like before I-81, which she Read More Read More »

Activists Expel Myths About the Black Panther Party

The crowd cheers as community organizer and social worker Gwen Chaffin announced that activists and organizers were at ArtRage Gallery to correct misconceptions about the Black Panther Party during the “From Panther 21 to 21st Century Revolutions” panel discussion held Feb. 23. Guests included Sekou Odinga, an original member of the Black Panther Party and a member of Panther 21; Read More Read More »

Current Issue

Are decisions on Syracuse’s South Side Inclusive? While a swarm of proposals affecting the South Side have been announced, much of the chatter over the past few months seems to center on missed opportunities. From Crouse Hospital’s now-canceled Sears building renovation to confusion over where $200 million from the newly announced Syracuse Surge would be spent to the ongoing quagmire Read More Read More »

Unconditional Love

Two Syracuse couples talk about how their long-lasting love defies stereotypes Read More »

Cultures Collide

Residents from two continents capture images of their hometowns from their own perspectives Read More »

Current Issue

In this issue, meet two couples defying the stereotype that black love — especially married love — doesn’t last. View a list of local Black History Month events and take a moment to reflect on historic black figures in Reggie Seigler’s “The Friendly Five” column. Also, hear from project collaborators of the soon-to-open Freedom Commons who explain the purpose of Read More Read More »

Getting Laced Up

Longtime runner believes sport can offer ‘magic’ to local youth When I was about 7 (I’m 80 now), I already knew I loved to run. I raced my mom from the hen house to the windmill. She won without breaking a single egg in the half-filled bucket she carried. Three or four years later, I raced on a track in Read More Read More »