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Archive for November, 2011

Neighborhood in Transition (part 9)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Construction of Cooper Beech Commons near East Fayette Street and University Avenue.

Construction of Copper Beech Commons near East Fayette Street and University Avenue.

Tie Game

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Here’s a salute to a local firm on Small Business Saturday. I was introduced to Geraldo De-Souza’s business through a program my son’s school, and I am now a satisfied customer.

Continuing a legacy

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Congratulations to the 2011 graduates of the J. Alfred Cage (JAC) Bible Institute.

The JAC was founded by Bishop S.Y. Younger of Lynchburg, Virginia.  The Institute is named for the late J. Alfred Cage, who was pastor of Eternal Hope Worship Church in Syracuse.

The 2011 commencement ceremony took place at the Double Tree Hotel in East Syracuse and included members of Eternal Hope Worship Chruch and the Ramp Church International. The commencement speaker was Bishop Aaron Sneed of Bridgeport, CT.

Chocolate Thoughts

Saturday, November 19th, 2011
Shane Evans and Taye Diggs discuss their collaboration to create Chocolate Me.

Shane Evans and Taye Diggs discuss their collaboration to create Chocolate Me.

Actor Taye Diggs along with fellow SU alum Shane Evans talked about their book Chocolate Me and did a reading at the Greater Evangelical COGIC last Sunday. The story,based on lessons Diggs mother gave him as a child, are a great antedote to low race esteem and self image.

In addition to the reading, Evans and Diggs did a musical performance (Evans on guitar, Diggs on beatbox) with crowd participation.

The event was sponsored by Say Yes to Education (Syracuse).

Taye Diggs gets some help during a song peformance with Shane Evans at the Greater Evangelical COGIC

Taye Diggs gets some help during a song peformance with Shane Evans at the Greater Evangelical COGIC

Shane Evans answers questions about illusrating Chocolate Me

Shane Evans answers questions about illustrating Chocolate Me

SCSD children listen to performance by Diggs and Evans

SCSD children listen to performance by Diggs and Evans

Comic View

Saturday, November 19th, 2011
D.L. Hughley

D.L. Hughley

D.L. Hughley, Dean Edwards and SU Alum Tyler Gilden brought a humorous spin on current events, campus life and politics last week at Goldstein Auditorium during the Phi Beta Sigma and Omega Phi Beta show last week. Opening the show was SU student Demarcus Woods.

Dean Edwards as Jay-Z

Dean Edwards as Jay-Z

Crowd favorites included a Denzel, Tracy Morgan and Jay Z impression by Dean Edwards, D.L. Hughley’s mistaking SU alum Floyd Little for Herman Cain, and Gildin’s take on frat parties.

Tyler Gilden

Tyler Gildin

Demarcus Woods, the Country Comic

Demarcus Woods, the Country Comic

D.L. Hughley tries to make a love connection between students at Syracuse Unviersity

D.L. Hughley tries to make a love connection between students at Syracuse Unviersity

Evolution of a Heavyweight Lover

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Last night George Kilpatrick posted an interview he did a few years with Heavy D, the original Mr. Bigstuff of Hip Hop.  The conversation showed Heavy’s growth as an artist from musician to actor and producer.  Sadly, Heavy passed away yesterday.

Bodacious Beginning

Saturday, November 5th, 2011
Syracuse Silver Knights inaugural game versus Rochester, November 4, 2011

Syracuse Silver Knights inaugural game versus Rochester, hospital November 4, order 2011

The Syracuse Silver Knights supplied drama and excitement during a come from behind victory against the Rochester Lancers Friday night. They scored the go ahead goal with less than one minute remaining in the inaugural contest, which was played at the Onondaga County War Memorial.

MISL is off to an ambitious start in Syracuse.

Community Media Adocate

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Amy Goodman, journalist

Amy Goodman, journalist

Journalist Amy Goodman spoke at Syracuse Unviersity last night  as a guest of the Syracuse Peace Council and the Tully Center for Free Speech. Her show Democracy Now! was broadcast today from the studios of WCNY.

Goodman says her show covers Movements (such as Occupy Wall Street) because Movements have the makings of power.

Syracuse Peace Council's Andy Mager

Syracuse Peace Council’s Andy Mager