Archive for December, 2010

Good Guys Wear Black

Friday, December 31st, 2010
Hon. Langston McKinney

Hon. Langston McKinney

Today marked the end of an era. Syracuse City Court Judge Langston McKinney closed the chapter on his judicial service with a public valedictory exercise at the Onondaga Courthouse Building. Saying he wanted to pursue other interests that could not be done from the bench, McKinney and a few hundred of his friends celebrated and recollected on his more than 20 years of service.

Hon. Sandra Townes

Hon. Sandra Townes

Before he packed away his robe and gavel to accept the oath of private citizenship, Judge McKinney, in his last official act,  swore in Judges Kate Rosenthal and Theodore Limpert.

Judge Langston McKinney swears in Hon. Theodore Limpert and Hon. Kate Rosenthal

Judge Langston McKinney swears in Hon. Theodore Limpert and Hon. Kate Rosenthal

Citizen McKinney

Citizen McKinney

Esquire

Monday, December 27th, 2010
Vonzell Jones, Esquire

Vonzell Jones, Esquire

Attorney Vonzell Jones, Associate Director of the New York State Science and Technology Law Center, speaks to students at Corcoran High School during a recent W.E.B. DuBois Society lecture series.

Jones, who specializes in intellectual property law, recommended proper preparation, tenacity and strategic mentorship to attain educational and career goals.

The Three Wiseguys

Friday, December 24th, 2010
Moody McCarthy

Moody McCarthy

Central New Yorker’s turned New York City comics Moody McCarthy and Dan Frigolette came home to the Jazz Central stage last night for two shows.

McCarthy took a satirical view of his alma mater’s mascot (Moody’s a Corcoran alum) and family gift giving, while Frigolette (an SU grad) engaged the crowd about the chances of a Jersey guy picking up women from Manhattan and a comedian’s limitations in hierarchy of show business.

MC for the show was ESM grad Justin Taylor.

 Dan Frigolette

Dan Frigolette

Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor

Jazz Seen (part 3)

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Here is a link for the work of Jazz PhotographerJohn Herr, who is like a family photographer and historian for jazz music here in Syracuse.

12 Days of Christmas

Friday, December 17th, 2010
Four Hands Playing (Christmas Party, Jazz Central)

Four Hands Playing (Christmas Party, seek Jazz Central)

The Art of Weapons

Saturday, December 11th, 2010
Terence and Christopher Collins (photo illustration by SIF)

Father & Son: Terence and Christopher Collins (photo illustration by SIF)

Christopher Collins (right) took the  2010 International Federation of Martial Arts (IMFA) Black Belt Weapons Championship today in Batavia, NY.

Justice for All

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
Judge Langston McKinney

Judge Langston McKinney

Syracuse City Court Judge Langston McKinney (pictured above) will retire in a few weeks after more than two decades on the bench and almost 40 years in the legal profession. Here is an interview he did earlier this year with political scientist Grant Reeher.

Four Pillars

Saturday, December 4th, 2010
2010 Award Recipients (Reyes, Norton, Cowart, Brangman)

100 Black Men of Syracuse held their third annual Honors Banquet last night.  They honored four Syracuse health practitioners who show us that medicine can be practiced gracefully.

The award recipients included Drs. Sylvia Norton (ophthalmology), Sharon Brangman (geriatrics), Ruben Cowart (dentistry and health care administration) and Saundra Barnett-Reyes (psychiatry).

Here are some photos from the event.

Mark Muhammad (left) accepting award for The Gifford Foundation's Kathy Goldfarb Findling with Chapter President Vincent Love

Mark Muhammad (left) accepting award for The Gifford Foundation's Kathy Goldfarb-Findling with 100 Black Men of Syracuse Chapter President Vincent Love

Drill Team

Drill Team

Charles Anderson presenting an award to Dr. Sylvia Norton

Charles Anderson presenting award nominee Dr. Sylvia Norton