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Local NAACP Chapter President on the Importance of Voting

On Monday, Feb. 13, the Syracuse/Onondaga Co. NAACP and the Syracuse Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta will hold a voter education meeting at the Peoples A.M.E Zion Church at 2306 S. Salina St. The meeting is the first part of a series designed to teach the Syracuse community about the importance of voting. To help convey the message the ... Read More »

The Art of History

Students at two South Side schools channel their artistic talents for Black History Month Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and first lady Michelle Obama are among the many prominent figures whose images line the walls and desktops in Adam Felleman’s classroom at Clary Magnet Middle School. Read More »

Local Jazz Company Inspires a Night of Dance

If you walked into the doors of the Sitrus at the Sheraton Hotel on Friday, Feb. 3, it would be difficult not to notice Mike and Sharon Colabufo, a couple in their 60s, dancing to the live performance of the CNY Jazz Trio featuring Lorenzo. The audience was intent as their eyes bounced between the couple and the jazz musicians. ... Read More »

Startup Success

Business Incubator helps aspiring entrepreneurs put ideas to action Bennie McDonald says he runs his company the way he was trained to act in the military — with structure and discipline. “The difference between myself and Bill Gates is that he makes more money than me, but I have to have the same structure set up,” said McDonald, president of ... Read More »

South Side Achiever

Inspired by Olivia on ‘Law & Order,’ Fowler senior plans to become a detective Brianna Vassar sat in the front row during the 14th annual South Side Christmas Tree Lighting held Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, in anticipation. The Fowler High School senior waited for her name to be called, and then she graced the stage at the Beauchamp Branch Library as ... Read More »

Students Learn About Women and Minorities in Science

On an average Saturday Morning one may expect to see kids waking up to early morning cartoons. But on Saturday Jan. 21, some 30 students and their parents sat listening attentively to business executive Monica D. Johns speak at the Junior Cafe Scientifique lecture series at the MOST museum. The lecture series is sponsored by the Technology Alliance of Central ... Read More »

Epilepsy Explained

The regional Epilepsy Foundation works to raise awareness and understanding Any time, any place and for any length of time — there is nothing predictable about when a seizure can strike. For South Side resident Tajuana Jones, 36, who has epilepsy, the sudden and unpredictable nature of the condition she has lived with since she was 2 years old does ... Read More »

Housing Visions Opens Satellite Office on Syracuse’s North Side

New location to serve as main rental office for South Side residents Housing Visions is pleased to announce the opening of its sixth satellite office on Dec. 27, 2011. This office serves as the main rental office for its North Side and South Side residents in the city of Syracuse, as well as the residents of Auburn, and represents another ... 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 »