Archive for September, 2014

Qualities to qualify

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Entrepreneur and Rev. A.R. Bernard of Brooklyn visited Syracuse over the weekend and pointed out these four qualities that make a good leader:

  1. Maturity
  2. Decisiveness
  3. Consistency
  4. Strength

Pastor Bernard, who was speaking at Abundant Life Christian Center, said maturity begins with the acceptance of responsibility, not with age, and that our leaders need to make decisions quickly and confidently (guided by values and principles). He also said leaders must avoid distractions.

And strength, he added, is mostly demonstrated in kindness.

Making the cut

Monday, September 29th, 2014
Earlier today media pioneer Oprah Winfrey (center) leads a ribbon-cuttting at the Newhouse School of Public Communications with (from left) Dean Lorraine Branham, Kari Clark (widow of Dick Clark), Alan Gerry and Chancellor Kent Syverud.

Earlier today media pioneer Oprah Winfrey (center) leads a ribbon-cutting at the Newhouse School of Public Communications with (from left) Dean Lorraine Branham, Kari Clark (widow of Dick Clark), Alan Gerry and Chancellor Kent Syverud.

Street gaze (part 40): The O Effect

Monday, September 29th, 2014
The O Effect: A visit to Syracuse University by Oprah Winfrey stopped traffic along Waverly Avenue and had people taking a longer than usual lunch break to hear her remarks about the opening of The Dick Clark Studio wing of Newhouse.

The O Effect: A visit to Syracuse University by Oprah Winfrey stopped traffic along Waverly Avenue and had people trying to get a better view by going atop an adjacent parking garage. Some folk took a longer than usual lunch break to hear Winfrey's remarks about the opening of The Dick Clark Studio wing of Newhouse.

It’s a Love Thing

Friday, September 26th, 2014
Donna Alford and Reggie Seigler led the Donna Alford JaSS band brought some brand new funk to the Sitrus Lounge on Friday night.

Donna Alford and Reggie Seigler led the Donna Alford JaSS band brought some brand new funk to the Sitrus Lounge on Friday night.

Fresh off their headline gig at Jazz in the City, The Donna Alford JaSSBand (featuring the husband/wife team of Reggie Siegler and Donna Alford) came to The Sitrus Lounge Friday and unleashed a brand new funk.  One of the highlights of their set was a Michael Jackson medley, which carefully blended “Rock with You” and “Love Never Felt So Good.”  The MJ set was so smooth we expected to see a hologram appear on stage.

Unfortunately, this was their only appearance at the Sitrus showcase this season.

Street gaze (part 39)

Friday, September 26th, 2014
Raising awareness for affordable housing (Syracuse University Main Campus)

Raising awareness for affordable housing (Syracuse University Main Campus)

Channeling History

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Columnist Sean Kirst moderated the discussion for the Social Media Breakfast 19 at the Barnes Hiscock Mansion (James Street).

Columnist Sean Kirst moderated the discussion for the Social Media Breakfast 19 at the Barnes Hiscock Mansion (James Street).

First Day of Autumn

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Lemoyne College Soccer (above Springfield Road)

Lemoyne College Soccer (above Springfield Road)

The Art of Photography (part 8)

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
James Bass captured the start of the Lulemon collection at the Syracuse Style Fashion Show.

Photographer James Bass captured the Lululemon collection at the Syracuse Style Fashion Show on Thursday.

Wet Weather Gear

Monday, September 22nd, 2014
Westcott Street (between storms on Sunday)

Westcott Street (between storms on Sunday)

Tale of Two Seasons

Monday, September 22nd, 2014
Super soaker

Super soaker

Same block...about an hour later

Same block…about an hour earlier

Street gymnasts

Street gymnasts

Voices of Syracuse Gospel

Voices of Syracuse Gospel, before a final rain storm

Walking in the rain

Walking in the rain