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The Emancipation Continues as African American’s Celebrate Juneteenth

A parade, music, food & healthcare highlight the 2011 Juneteenth Celebration “In order to move forward into the present, we have to know our past,” said organizer Barbara Mattison. The 2011 Juneteenth celebration almost did not happen because of financial difficulties, but the community and sponsors pulled together to make this year’s Juneteenth a reality. Read More »

Juneteenth a Family Affair

Coverage of this year’s Juneteenth Festival in Clinton Square held Saturday, June 18, was conducted by a team of The Stand’s Community Correspondents. Reporters included: Ruthnie Angrand, Miguel Balbuena, Katherine Hills, Jeremiah Howell and Brenda Muhammad Read More »

Winston Gaskin Community Walk for Wellness Kicks Off Juneteenth Event

With an early summer heat already enveloping Thornden Park, exuberant participants in the annual Winston Gaskin Community Walk for Wellness prepared to begin the honorary walk through one of Syracuse’s most picturesque parks. Read More »

Kitty Rice Awarded for Her Outstanding Civic Leadership

City Hall Commons Atrium Building was the setting for the Juneteenth Ancestral Recognition Celebration held Thursday, June 16, as the celebratory opening event for the 2011 Juneteenth African American Cultural Festival. Read More »

Common Council to Apply for Grant to Fund Anti-Gang Initiatives

Syracuse would hire coordinator, develop outreach programs to prevent gang violence Syracuse wants to gang up on gang violence. In April, the Common Council voted to apply for a $750,000 grant from the Justice Department to implement a program that develops anti-gang strategies. Read More »

Thirty-Two Students Awarded

Suits, dresses and boutineers were everywhere, but it wasn’t Prom. Outstanding students from middle school to graduating seniors were honored Saturday, June 11, at Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority’s 42nd annual Youth Achievement Awards Luncheon. Read More »

Event Provides Summer Reading for Local Youth

Books, bikes, and even a fire truck participated in the Sixth annual Light a Candle for Literacy parade on Saturday, June 4. Even spotty rain showers couldn’t keep the energy down, as students and community members chanted catchphrases like “Read a Book! Read a Book!” Read More »

Going to College

More than 400 eighth-graders learned about college life and the importance of an education Seventy-five students from the Roberts School, at 715 Glenwood Ave., joined their peers from Frazer and Grant middle schools to spend an April day at Syracuse University. The eighth-graders learned how to be accepted into college and what an education at that level can offer. Read More »

What's New in Our Community

Article by Glory Thomas, who owns Thomas’ Kitchen with her husband and recently published a book, “My Big Little Book of Spiritual Experiences.” Contact Glory at tglory47@yahoo.com I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. First let me say that the inspiration for writing this article is greatly influenced by the people within our community. Read More »