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Mazaroddi's Music

Mentor helps South Side youth make music in his home studio Harold Jerrod Blackmon’s home is more than just a music studio. It is a place for local youth to escape the dangers of the streets and hone their musical creativity. Blackmon, CEO of the South Side music group called Crime Street, is an award-winning producer known in the music ... Read More »

Leading the Way to Engineering

A new grant-funded program at Corcoran High School aims to inspire students to pursue engineering careers. Project Lead the Way is a math and science college preparatory program featuring two courses that introduce high school students to the field of engineering. Students in the program are also eligible to earn up to three college credits. Read More »

Branch's Driving School Celebrates 47 Years

One of the South Side Innovation Center’s first members celebrated its 47th anniversary Saturday, April 24. Branch’s Driving School, headquartered on West Genesee Street downtown, had offices at the SSIC when the center first opened on South Salina Street. The SSIC offers local businesses business counseling and a place to start. Deraux Branch, the president of the driving school, said ... Read More »

New Gospel Show to Launch in May

Cora Thomas, a WAER and Power 106.9 radio announcer, will host her own new segment on Power 106.9 showcasing local gospel artists, pastors, churches and national recording artists, starting in May. Read More »

Partnership for Onondaga Creek Awarded

The South Side-based Partnership for Onondaga Creek received an environmental award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its work improving water quality in Onondaga Creek and Onondaga Lake. Read More »

Shelter for Healing

Syracuse native overcomes struggles, wants to help women in community The life of Debra Person changed forever in 1998, when she made the decision to join Schenectady City Mission’s Serenity House. Read More »

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 »

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 »