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Archive for January, 2016
Singer/songwriter Tawanna Shaunte and her band: Bill Perry, Jr. (keys), Brady Watt (bass) Xayvon Jamison (drums) pounced on the opportunity to make their mark on Friday. Shaunte brought vocal tenacity and the band generated almost enough soulful heat to warm up the entire Connective Corridor. The memorable jam session served as the kick-off for Black History Month.
In case you missed it, get a taste of their southern-style jazz/blues nouveau in the clip below.
We wanted to show some love to Dave Jacobs (former SU kicker and owner of Shirt World) for talking with us about the “Prayers for Pearl” t-shirt that he conceived along with Brandon Steiner.
Today 1000 shirts were given away (courtesy of SideArm Sports) for the SU game against Georgia Tech in the Carrier Dome.
Steiner has undertaken a gofundme project to help with Pearl Washington’s healthcare costs.
Proceeds from the t-shirt sales will go to benefit Pearl’s medical expenses as well.
She may have gotten a shout-out from First Lady Michelle Obama at the U.S.
Conference of Mayors; she may have been selected to the prestigious Rodel Fellowhip Program (Aspen Institute), but last night Mayor Stephanie Miner had to focus on reality here in Syracuse, the city she leads, the city where she resides.
During her 2016 State of the City Address at the Southwest Community Center, she painted with broad strokes when citing the accomplishments of her administration, including new inspiring economic development projects. At the same time, she didn’t turn a blind eye to some of those unsavory details that color our current condition.
Mayor Miner even evoked the empathetic spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as she reminded the bipartisan audience that true civic engagement occurs when all people are integrated into the success of a metropolis and inequality doesn’t lead to abandonment.
It’s never an easy job, but someone has to do it.
The first of several public forums will be held next week by Consensus CNY, a civic group dedicated to modernizing government and reducing redundancy.