Posts Tagged ‘George Kilpatrick’

Throwback Thursday (Juneteenth Royalty)

Thursday, June 15th, 2017
Juneteenth Parade from the early 2000s. George Kilpatrick (center) as the Grand Marshall

Juneteenth Parade from the early 2000s. George Kilpatrick (center) as the Grand Marshall

Juneteenth (Syracuse Style, part 5)

Saturday, June 18th, 2016
Radio exec Kenny Dees and media personality George Kilpatrick pictured here near the main stage earlier today. Kilpatrick helped organize the modern Juneteenth Celebration in Syracuse (back when it was held on South Avenue).

Radio exec Kenny Dees (left) and media personality George Kilpatrick took time to catch up near the main stage at Clinton Square earlier today.  Kilpatrick helped organize the modern Juneteenth Celebration in Syracuse (back when it was held on South Avenue).

Crossfire

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
Ross Douthat and Charles Blow staged a public conversation for last night's University Lecture Series at Hendricks Chapel.

Intelligent Men/Intelligent Dialogue: Ross Douthat and Charles Blow (right) staged a public conversation for last night’s University Lecture Series at Hendricks Chapel.

They may disagree on policy, but one thing these two NYT opinion writers pointed out was that redlining and generations of housing policy in American cities were designed to discriminate, segregate and maintain white supremacy.

We heard this same point of emphasis at the recent Food Justice Symposium.

Blow will be a guest at the Thursday Morning Roundtable later today, which on this occasion is being held on a Wednesday. Moderator for the Roundtable is George Kilpatrick.

Throwback Thursday-Selma, Syracuse & Civil Rights

Thursday, January 1st, 2015
Diane Nash and George Kilpatrick

Talk-show host George Kilpatrick interviewed Diane Nash at last year’s Cold Case Justice Initiative. Nash is portrayed in the new film by actor Tessa Thompson.

The film “Selma” came out last week (in select cities) and several of the key Civil Right’s leaders active during that march have appeared in Syracuse over the past few years.  The roles of Dr. Martin Luther King and his wife Coretta are played brilliantly by David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo, but we were also impressed by the supporting cast.

Rev. C.T. Vivian

Rev. C.T. Vivian was played in the film by actor Corey Reynolds.

Andrew Young

In the film Selma, former ambassador Andrew Young was played by Andre’ Holland.  Young spoke at an event at Syracuse University in 2012.

Future President (part 3)

Friday, November 14th, 2014
Syracuse Academy of Science 6th grader Raquan Pride II reminded us that maturity has to do with acceptance of responsibility, not necessarily age. Pride participated in the community dialogue at CFAC last night and his eloquent comments often brought elicited surprise and applause.

Syracuse Academy of Science 6th grader Raquan Pride II reminded us that maturity has to do with acceptance of responsibility, not necessarily age. Pride participated in the community dialogue at CFAC last night and his eloquent comments often brought elicited surprise and applause.

Levels of Confession

Friday, November 14th, 2014
Drake Harrison talked about the difference between being a male and being a man during last night's Question Bridge Dialogue event. Drake Harrison fields a question from the panel during last night's Question Bridge Dialogue event.

OCC’s Drake Harrison (right) talked about the difference between being a male and being a man during last night’s Question Bridge Dialogue event.

Last night the Community Folk Art Center hosted an intimate discussion related to the Question Bridge exhibit. The multi-generational panel of men tackled topics such as racial pride, the N-word, dating, fears, work, code switching and the definition of manhood.

The discussion was moderated by Inspiration for the Nation’s George Kilpatrick.

Syracuse University's Ernest Dailey participated in the panel discussion.

Syracuse University’s Ernest Dailey talked about his trip to Ferguson, Mo during last night’s discussion.

Question Bridge: Black Males is an innovative transmedia project that facilitates a dialogue between a critical mass of black men from diverse and contending backgrounds

Week in Review

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
George Kilpatrick, Vera House Men's Outreach Program Coordinator, gave statistics during the 25th Annual Report to the Community.

George Kilpatrick, Vera House, Inc.  Men’s Outreach Program Coordinator, gave statistics during the 25th Annual Report to the Community.

According to the Vera House Report to the Community,  last year The Syracuse Police Department:

  • Answered… 10,188 calls for domestic violence;
  • Arrested… 1,366 domestic violence perpetrators;
  • Answered… 437 sex offense calls; and
  • Arrested… 60 sexual offense perpetrators

Brothers’ Gonna Work It Out

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Writer and activist Kevin Powell spoke at Syracuse's Maxwell School in 2009.

Writer and activist Kevin Powell spoke at Syracuse’s Maxwell School in 2009.

Media personality George Kilpatrick says that we can lead from here.

To show he’s living up to his word, he recently reached out to BK Nation’s Kevin Powell for a conversation about ending domestic violence from a male perspective.

Powell is a familiar, progressive voice on the national networks and in magazines. He is working on a memoir about his journey into manhood. In 2015 he will also publish a biography of Tupac.

BK Nation is a 21st Century Civil Rights organization.

Kilpatrick also serves as a coordinator with Vera House Inc. here in Central New York.

A Blues Alley

Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Howard University Senior George Kilpatrick, III showed his vocal range at Jazz Central

Howard University Senior George Kilpatrick, III showed his vocal range at Jazz Central

Maybe one of our most under appreciated venues is Jazz Central on Washington Street. Thankfully, during the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival the stage comes alive with improvisation and the soundscape of creativity. The student performances are some of the best.

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Gloria and George Kilpatrick talk with Karen DeCrow at the Skaneates Festival a few years ago.

Gloria and George Kilpatrick talk with Karen DeCrow (right) at the Skaneates Festival a few years ago.

Former NOW president, activist, and attorney Karen DeCrow passed away last week.