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Ebony Men

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
CNY Mocha Men with author and educator Me'Shae Brooks-Rolling (center).

CNY Mocha Men with author and educator Me'Shae Brooks-Rolling (center).

Here are some of the photographs from Saturday’s CNY Mocha Men event at CFAC organized by Me’Shae Brooks-Rolling.

Davine Bey, Manager of Talent Acquisition, Cornell University

Davine Bey, Manager of Talent Acquisition, Cornell University

Ahmeed Turner, Scholarship Director, Say Yes (Syracuse) with his father Rev. Phil Turner.

Ahmeed Turner, Scholarship Director, Say Yes (Syracuse) with his father Rev. Phil Turner.

Panelists Vincent Love, Rev. Harry Patterson and Dr. James Haywood Rolling

Panelists Vincent Love (100 Black Men), Rev. Harry Patterson (Abundant Life Christian Center) and Dr. James Haywood Rolling (Syracuse University).

TV Host Vicky Brakens with panelist Rickey Brown

TV Host Vicki Brakens with panelist Rickey Brown (Home Headquarters, Inc.)

Fantastic Friday-salute to Syracuse artists

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Here’s a good summer soundtrack for runners, ballers, photographers or just riding around in the car.

  1. Sunshine-Andrew Greacen
  2. We Got This-World Be Free
  3. Thinking About Your Love-Skipworth & Turner
  4. 9th Hour STACE (featuring Brother Maars)
  5. Double Frequency-Our Reality
  6. Hey DJ-Erika Lovette
  7. Dancing with Amy-Solazzo/Horrace

Hey Young World

Saturday, February 25th, 2012
Rev. Phil Turner, Aaron Wright,

T.A.P. Festival Coordinator Tanya Passmore, Rev. Phil Turner and playwright Aaron Wright,

Bravo to the Bethany Baptist Church’s T.A.P. Festival for brining Aaron Wright and his play A Teenage Love  for a Syracuse debut on Friday.

Shanaya Day-Merkerson sings during a scene in Teenage Love

Artensa Johnson sings Dear Love before intermission

The play, which is part-drama, part-comedy, part-musical, features high school student (actors) and deals with social issues not often seen on the stage for a youth audience.

Harron Thomas and Domonique Aviles during a scene of Teenage Love

Harron Thomas and Domonique Aviles during a scene of Teenage Love

Wright and the students live in Pennsylvania and Delaware.  For more information about the play, or Aaron Wright, click here.

Shanaya Day-Merkerson and Carlos Oyola on stage for A Teenage Love

Shanaya Day-Merkerson and Carlos Oyola on stage for A Teenage Love

Finally…A Live Recording

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
Dr. Joan R. Hillsman

Dr. Joan R. Hillsman

Musicans and Producers Robert Short, Jr. and Dr. Joan R. Hillsman (above), along with the Bethany Baptist Church Choir and guests recorded a live CD last night. There were several selections of Christ-inspired original compositions  featuring Short, Hillsman, Pastor Phil Turner, Tisha Barnett ,George Kilpatrick, III and many others.

Rev. Phil Turner

Rev. Phil Turner

Tough Love from the Principal

Monday, March 1st, 2010
Steve Perry, Principal

Steve Perry, Principal

For too long the education system has fostered schools that are failing and according to Steve Perry, principal and education activist, failure is no longer an option.

“We can’t call a school a school if it doesn’t educate,” he says. “We have to create schools that are designed to be successful.”

Perry gave a lecture Saturday at Bethany Baptist Church that was  sponsored by the Say Yes to Education program.  He heads  Hartford Prep (CT) and was featured on the CNN series Black in America 2 with Soledad O’Brien.  Perry has also been interviewed often by New Inspiration for the Nation’s George Kilpatrick.

For Perry education is a calling, not just a profession. He drives several of his students to school each day and says 100% of the students at Capital Prep go on to college.

Perry says that he has no problem getting this across to his staff, and because you have a degree doesn’t mean you are a teacher. “I’ve fired some great people, they just weren’t good teachers,” he said.

Citing the McKinesey Report, Perry said that a child without an education will be a challenge for society. He said parents, teachers and entire community’s share responsibility for schools that don’t work.

“I love kids too much to care about grown people’s feelings.”