Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Joanie Mahoney (candidate)

Intention to Impact

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Angela Rye, political commentator and attorney was the featured speaker for the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at Syracuse University.

Redefine America/Revive Democracy

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
“In order to change the world all one has to do is change their mind.”
–Khalid Bey

 

Syracuse Common Councilor Khalid Bey

Syracuse Common Councilor Khalid Bey (center) answers an audience member during Sunday’s political forum. He is seated with professors Osama Khalil of the Maxwell School (left) and Steven Pike of Newhouse.

On Sunday, Syracuse University’s Multicultural Empowerment Network convened a panel discussion on Sunday to discuss salient political issues such as immigration, health care, media representation and the current state of democracy.

Panelists for the event included Bea González, vice president of community engagement at Syracuse University; Syracuse City Councilor Khalid Bey; Osamah Khalil, assistant professor of history in the Maxwell School; Clemmie Harris, former senior advisor for New York State Governor David Patterson; and Steven Pike, assistant professor of public relations in the Newhouse School and former member of the Department of State.

According to Bey, who currently represents the 4th district, the three most critical issues for local politics are education, healthcare and infrastructure.  And local government is where you draw strength, he said.

Onondaga County: Doing Less with Less

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney, who has always been a politician who has had a commitment to collaboration, gave her State of the County address yesterday at the Civic Center, and said although the country is healthy and strong she is still striving for a smaller, less expensive government.

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney, who has historically been a politician commitment to collaboration, gave her State of the County address yesterday at the Civic Center. Mahoney said although the County is healthy and strong, she is still striving for a smaller, less expensive government.

A View from Canada

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
Kingston, Ontario

Kingston, Ontario

Preview

Monday, November 7th, 2016
Election Eve (Somewhere int he Valley)

Election Eve (Somewhere in the Valley)

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
H. Carl McCall was the first African-American to be elected comptroller of New York. He is pictured here arriving at Exec Air in 2002 as the Democratic candidate for governor of New York.

H. Carl McCall was the first African-American to be elected comptroller of New York. He is pictured here arriving at Exec Air in 2002 as the Democratic candidate for governor of New York. Eliot Spitzer is pictured to the left.

Picking up the Pieces

Thursday, October 6th, 2016
Timothy Noble Jennings-Bey talked about how to change attitudes and perceptions during Wednesday’s Conversations in Conflict Studies event.

Timothy Noble Jennings-Bey talked about how to change attitudes and perceptions during Wednesday’s Conversations in Conflict Studies event.

During a lunchtime lecture at SU’s Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Timothy Noble Jennings-Bey and Arnett Haygood-El described the workings of their organization, Street Addition Institute, Inc. The SAII could be described as a combination think tank/social service organization committed to bridging generational divides by rehabilitating individuals and families who suffer from trauma such as gun violence being confined to historically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

The presentation provided vital statistics and showed how violent trauma often breeds fear in those living within the affected areas and neglect from public institutions. One graph showed an interesting relationship between gun fire in neighborhoods and school disciplinary practices, and how a ADD diagnosis may actually be a form PTSD in some cases.

Jennings-Bey recognized these problems are not new (many like housing segregation are the result of public policy), but SAII’s goal is to identify those affected, and help provide solutions from a grass-roots perspective.

Pro·test (part 3)

Friday, July 29th, 2016
Activist Ursula Rozum was part of a small contingent who protested yesterdays arrest of a local activist.

Activist Ursula Rozum was part of a small contingent who protested yesterday’s arrest of anti-violence activist Mo Crawley.