Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Week in Review

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Represeting Somalia at Schiller Park for World Refugee Day

Sign of the Times

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Sign of the Times

S.A.L.T. Effect

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Author and educator Dr. Emad Rahim was the latest to present for the Strathmore Speaker Series in Onondaga Park. He talked about his journey of resilience from Cambodia to Brooklyn and Syracuse.

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Joanie Mahoney (candidate)

Power Game

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Sen. John DeFrancisco, along with other politicians and journalists,  got in a match of Bocce at Festa Italiana on Friday evening.

Opening Scene

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Shadia Tadros, attorney and candidate for City Court Judge, met with potential voters at an event on the South side.

Searching for a Chief

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Sharon F. Owens, Deputy Mayor of the City of Syracuse discussed the national search for a police chief at today’s F.O.C.U.S. meeting. The process continues in May with profiling candidates and retaining a search firm. By September finalists will be selected, and the new chief is scheduled to start on the job in December.

Feed the City, the City will Feed You

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Humanitarian Al-amin Muhammad told a portion of his story and what has become his life’s work during the Dan & Mary Lou Rubenstein Social Justice Award Program last night at Syracuse University. He is the founder of We Rise Above the Streets Recovery Outreach and Sandwich Saturday. Muhammad was given a proclamation by Mayor Ben Walsh as well.

Intention to Impact

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Angela Rye, political commentator and attorney was the featured speaker for the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at Syracuse University.

Syracuse Demographics: Week in Review

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Abdul Saboor, a grant coordinator at The Center for New Americans, spoke at Bird Library during an information session earlier this week. Saboor and his family came to Syracuse from Afghanistan.

On October 24, a 120 day ban on refugee admissions expired, and the Trump administration announced Executive Order 4, which included new vetting measures, as well as another 90 day ban on refugees from 11 countries and Palestinians. According to stats provided by Interfaith Works, refugee resettlements in our regions was down nearly 92 percent for the month of October (compared to 2016). The group did a presentation at Syracuse University’s Bird Library about refugee challenges and the impact of the travel ban.