Tag Archives: Syracuse

Many Residents, Mayor-elect Attend annual South Side Tree Lighting

The annual South Side Christmas Tree Lighting was held at the corner of East Colvin and South Salina streets Monday, Dec. 7. Despite a sprinkling of snow, a crowd of more than 50 South Side residents was on hand for the event, sponsored by Key Bank. Read More »

Vote for PSA on World AIDS Day

Larry Elin, associate professor in the Television, Radio, Film Department at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School, asked his class to produce six public service video clips for ACR. Visit ARC and vote for your favorite. Read More »

The Doo Wop Era

There was a time, from the late 1950s until the early ’60s, that if you saw a group of young black men standing together on a street corner in their neighborhoods, they were only singing. They were singing the music of the time. Music which became known as “doo wop.” At the time of its popularity, it was called R&B Read More Read More »

A Grandmother's Voice

R. Deborah Davis, a professor at SUNY Oswego and grandmother of seven, speaks with The Stand’s community reporter and retired teacher Evelyn Williams about her grandchildren, their education through the Syracuse City School District and the obstacles they have had to overcome. Davis continues to “push” her youngest grandchildren to continue their educations despite the failures she see in our Read More Read More »

Growth through Necessity

Neighborhood Supermarket Initiative Meeting Community leaders and residents filled the Southwest Community Center at 401 South Ave. to voice their hopes and concerns about the proposed neighborhood supermarket Thursday, Nov. 19. Read More »

'Precious' Arrives to Syracuse

I know one thing on my schedule this weekend: watching “Precious” … finally. The film based on Sapphire’s book “Push” opens today in Syracuse theaters. The film was a winner at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and came out in major cities two weeks ago. Read More »

Mary Nelson Youth Fair

The second annual Mary Nelson Youth Fair in Syracuse was held Saturday, Nov. 14, at the OnCenter. — Video shot by John Garcia, master’s student at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Read More »

Moving Forward with the Black Historical Preservation Project

Documenting black history starts with laughter, family and memories from a generation that will always be remembered as an invaluable heart to the city of Syracuse. With a bus tour that traveled through the old 15th Ward starting at the Dunbar Center on South State Street and ending at Washington Irving Elementary School, The South Side Initiative’s Black Historical Preservation Read More Read More »