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Maybe the Greatest (Central New York) Story Ever Told

Friday, April 17th, 2015
Columnist Sean Kirst explains why he tell stories at the TEDx Syracuse Conference.

Columnist Sean Kirst explains how one story becomes another story at TEDx Syracuse University.

We’ve seen him speak to community groups and interview celebrities, but deep down we think Sean Kirst is a griot, a storyteller. As a columnist/writer Kirst is a great mix of Gay Talese, Bob Greene and Pete Hamill, but at tonight’s TEDx event, he would have given six-figure keynote speakers such as Malcolm Gladwell a run for the money. In 20 minutes Kirst told what we think is possibly the most memorable tale (minus scandal) we’ve heard pertaining to this region.

Do yourself a favor, when they post the video, make sure to check out “At the Lighthouse…”

Everywoman

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Taraji P. Henson currently plays Cookie on the Fox drama Empire, which debuted January 7, 2015.

Taraji P. Henson currently plays Cookie on the Fox drama Empire, which debuted January 7, 2015.

Here are some of the photos from Taraji P. Henson’s visit to Syracuse University. She talked about her work in films and television, particularly the success of her new show Empire and the fortitude it takes to pursue a career in show business. She said she’s had the most fun in her career so far on the film Talk to Me (the Petey Greene biopic).  Henson will host Saturday Night Live April 11.

Henson asked how many students in the audience wanted to run studios (versus merely acting and directing).

She asked how many students in the audience wanted to run studios (versus merely acting or directing).

Actress Taraji P. Henson shouts out her DC fans during a visit to Syracuse University.

Henson shouts out her DC fans during a visit to Syracuse University.

Don’t Disturb this Groove

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Here’s a great interview George Kilpatrick did with John Kellogg, Esq. about the complexities of the “Blurred Lines” v. The Estate of Marvin Gaye decision.

Week in Review

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
Columnist Sean Kirst, who at one time worked for a community newspaper in Rochester, was the keynote speaker for the 5th Anniversary Celebration for The Stand (Newspaper). He encouraged the editors, visitors and staff members about the power of finding untold stories as a way to elevate our city.

Columnist Sean Kirst, who at one time worked for a community newspaper in Rochester, was the keynote speaker for the 5th Anniversary Celebration for The Stand (Newspaper) on Saturday. He encouraged the editors, visitors and staff members about the power of finding untold stories as a way to elevate our city.  The event was held at the Southside Innovation Center.

Before #Black Lives Mattered, Black Lives Mattered

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015


 

Syracuse is extremely fertile ground for poets, writers and story-tellers. Here is a sound clip from a reading done by Jackie Warren-Moore (who we call our poet laureate) during the Apartheid & Identity event in Downtown Syracuse last week. Her tale illustrates that activism by women and social justice also run deep in our roots.

To find out how this story from her childhood ends, check her out during a public reading, or purchase a copy of her work.

Warren-Moore gave the reading along with Georgia Popoff and Vanessa Johnson.

Throwback Thursday: Tavis Writes

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
“Leadership is not a license to do less; it is a responsibility to do more.”
-Simon Sinek (Leaders Eat Last)
Tavis Smiley, Author, Radio/TV host (circa 2005) in Washington, DC

Tavis Smiley, Author, Radio/TV host (circa 2005) in Washington, DC

If you enjoyed the film “Selma,” which paints an intimate portrait of the coalitions and strategies of the Civil Rights Movement, we suggest you move next to “Death of a King” by Tavis Smiley. His book gives a revealing look at the last year of Dr. King’s life (the good, the bad and the unforeseen).

Smiley is pictured here in Washington, DC in 2005.

Southside Initiative

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Reviving Community Journalism from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Here’s a brief conversation we had with The Stand’s Ashley Kang about community journalism. The Stand is a collaboration between SU’s Newhouse School and The Southside Coalition.

Game Chaser

Saturday, January 24th, 2015
ESPN announcer and SU grad ('84) Sean McDonough spoke at Newhouse School of Communications on Friday.

ESPN announcer and SU grad (’84) Sean McDonough spoke at Newhouse School of Communications on Friday.

Veteran sports journalist Sean McDonough has covered everything from the Olympics and The Masters to the World Series. On Friday, he advised SU students to get as much practical experience as they could on the Hill and early in their careers. And although he graduated 30 years ago, he still finds himself rooting for SU when they are televised (but not when he’s doing play-by of course).

McDonough called today’s SU v. Miami game with Kara Lawson.

Week in Review

Sunday, January 11th, 2015
Syracuse Press Club officer Josh Cradduck speaks during a vigil for slain French journalists held in Clinton Square on Saturday night.

Syracuse Press Club officer Josh Cradduck (left) made a brief speech during a vigil for slain French journalists on Saturday night. The event was held in Clinton Square.

Quiet Time

Monday, December 8th, 2014
Activists staged a die-in at Bird Library earlier this evening.

Activists staged a die-in at Bird Library earlier this evening.