Archive for November, 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.