Archive for September, 2015

Why Black People Read Out Loud

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
The Syracuse University event for the 4th Annual Community Read-Out was held at Bird Library. The event was organized by Professor Joan Bryant (far left).

The Syracuse University event for the 4th Annual Community Read-Out (Black & Banned) was held at Bird Library. The event was organized by Professor Dr. Joan Bryant (far left).

We wonder what would have surprised Malcolm X (aka El-Hajj Malik al-Shabazz) more,  the fact that his autobiography was banned and called a “crime manual” in Jacksonville FL, or that 50 years later a marathon community reading about his life would be held at Syracuse University (SU). For the next two days additional readings of The Autobiography of Malcolm X (as told to Alex Haley) will be held at Onondaga Community College and Beauchamp Public Library.

The Autobiography was a great choice for Banned Books week on many levels, but most important, Malcolm X’s story speaks to the heart of the American experience.  For further exploration of his legacy, we also recommend this book by Rondell Collins.

Interestingly, one year before the book was published, Malcolm was interviewed by writer Al Balk, who later became a professor at SU’s Newhouse School.

Urban Elegance

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Fall: Boot Standard Time

Fall: Boot Standard Time



Fashion Statement

Fashion Statement in Footwear

Capture the Cuse (XLIV)

Monday, September 28th, 2015
Elijah Harris, Jr., Street Musician

Elijah Harris, Jr., Street Musician

Week in Review

Sunday, September 27th, 2015
Kenan Thompson, maybe one of the most well adjusted, former child actors still working in the entertainment business gave a presentation at Syracuse University (Family Weekend) on Friday.

Kenan Thompson, maybe one of the most well adjusted, former child actors still working in the entertainment business gave a presentation at Syracuse University (Family Weekend) on Friday.

Game of the Week

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Jaiden Chin of Faith Heritage scores in the first half of the school’s Homecoming game against Tully. The game was played at the CNY Family Sports Center. Faith Heritage won 3-2.

A Day of Rest

Sunday, September 27th, 2015
Onondaga Lake

Onondaga Lake

Let the Good Temps Roll

Saturday, September 26th, 2015
Walking Weather

Walking Weather

Cycling

Cycling

Skate Path

Skate Path

One Night Stand

Saturday, September 26th, 2015
Actor Kenan Thompson came to Syracuse University for Parent's Weekend. He talked about his career from Disney and Nickelodeon days to Good Burger, Fat Albert and his 13 year run with Saturday Night Live. Thompson is the longest tenured African American actor in Saturday Night Live's history.

Actor Kenan Thompson came to Syracuse University for Parent’s Weekend. He talked about his career from Disney and Nickelodeon days to Good Burger, Fat Albert and his 13 year run with Saturday Night Live. Thompson is the longest tenured African American actor in Saturday Night Live’s history.

Earlier this week Thompson re-united with Kel Mitchell on the Tonight Show for the “Good Burger” sketch.

America’s Network Will See You Now

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

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C-Span popped up in Syracuse this week for the Cities Tour Series. The crew made it OHA,the SCSD, and later to one of our best untapped resources, Onondaga Lake.

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Throwback Thursday

Thursday, September 24th, 2015
Coach (Ken) Carter

Coach (Ken) Carter

Ken Carter, the inspiration for the film Coach Carter,” visited the Syracuse City School District in 2010.