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Set It Off

Saturday, February 14th, 2015
Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor

Here are some photos from Teyana Taylor’s show at Syracuse University last week.

Teyana Taylor

Taylor showed off her vocal skills and her dance moves at the ‘Saturday Night Live’ showcase.

Big Man on Campus

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Lavell Crawford, comic

Lavell Crawford, comic

Fresh off a recent appearance on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, comic Lavell Crawford showed up to SU looking like a college professor. But he quickly reminded everyone of what he came to do by riffing on subjects such as fat people falling in the snow, Halloween in different neighborhoods, and how his mother often made threats as a ventriloquist.

The question we want to know is does Crawford have a line of t-shirts with his catch phrase, “Two Chops to the Throat?

Step the Blues (away)

Monday, February 9th, 2015
No Mercy Step Team

Make You Wanna Jump

Our winters can be long and harsh.  Thanks to the No Mercy Step Team for quenching our thirst for innovation and sophistication in the realm of kinesiology during The “Saturday Night Live” Showcase at Syracuse University.

No Mercy Step Team

Balancing Act

No Mercy Step Team

Flip Mode

Live from Syracuse, It’s Saturday Night

Monday, February 9th, 2015

TSOS-the sound of strings from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

If you are one of those people who says there is nothing going on in Syracuse…we simply are not going to listen to you any more. Period.

Here was one of our favorite scenes from Phi Beta Sigma, Inc.’s Saturday Night Live: Showcase featuring the soulful and jaunty violinist Damien Escobar. His layered riffs definitely excited the crowd on this cover of a Michael Jackson classic.

Bring the Noise, Bring the Future

Friday, February 6th, 2015
Dr. Umar Johnson, author, educator and descendant of Frederick Douglass

Dr. Umar Johnson, psychologist, author and descendant of Frederick Douglass, gave a “Black to the Future” lecture at Syracuse University on Thursday.  He discussed in detail the unfulfilled promises of the 1964 Civil Rights Bill and the necessary actions steps to avoid modern-day Jim Crow justice in the 21st Century.  He plans to start a school called the Frederick Douglass/Marcus Garvey Leadership Academy.

Dr. Umar will speak at the Frank E. Merriweather Library in Buffalo this afternoon, and on Sunday in Virginia Beach.

Game Chaser

Saturday, January 24th, 2015
ESPN announcer and SU grad ('84) Sean McDonough spoke at Newhouse School of Communications on Friday.

ESPN announcer and SU grad (’84) Sean McDonough spoke at Newhouse School of Communications on Friday.

Veteran sports journalist Sean McDonough has covered everything from the Olympics and The Masters to the World Series. On Friday, he advised SU students to get as much practical experience as they could on the Hill and early in their careers. And although he graduated 30 years ago, he still finds himself rooting for SU when they are televised (but not when he’s doing play-by of course).

McDonough called today’s SU v. Miami game with Kara Lawson.

The grace of dialogue (six words or less)

Monday, January 19th, 2015
Journalist Michele Norris was the featured speaker for the 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at Syracuse University.

Journalist and author Michele Norris was the featured speaker for the 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at Syracuse University.

Michele Norris was a great selection for last night’s program at Syracuse University because Dr. King was all about fostering conversations about subjects such as poverty and social justice.

Listen below to hear Norris, joined by the Say What ensemble, read statements from The Race Card Project (some submitted from Syracuse).

Week in Review: Celebrating the Life of a King

Monday, January 19th, 2015
Jan. 18--Dance performance at SU's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration in the Carrier Dome

(Sunday)–Dance performance at SU’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, January 15th, 2015
We would have never predicted (more than a year before the election of Barack Obama) that Dr. Ben Carson would be a potential Republican  presidential candidate.

We would have never predicted (more than a year before the election of Barack Obama) that Dr. Ben Carson would be a possible Republican presidential candidate.  Carson visited Syracuse in 2007 and spoke to WellsLink Scholars.

Peaceful Journey

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
Colton Jones kicks off the peaceful protest on the steps of Hendricks Chapel (Syracuse University).

Colton Jones kicked off the peaceful protest on the steps of Hendricks Chapel (Syracuse University).

We found out about last night’s march for social justice via social media (Thanks Dave Tobin). The multi-generational, multi-cultural group of peaceful (but vocal) protesters began their journey at Hendricks Chapel, marched through campus (with a brief pause at Bird Library), then despite the wind chill near 20 degrees, hopped on the Connective Corridor before hitting Harrison Street, and eventually occupying a portion of Downtown Syracuse.

In appreciation for the march and the movement, with end with an album that was recorded on this day during the height of the Civil Right Movement (see below).

Dying-In, Bird Library

Dying-In, Bird Library

Activist read the names of victims who died in police custody

Activist read the names of victims who died in police custody

The march swelled as it reached the Connective Corridor (University Avenue).

The march swelled as it reached the Connective Corridor (University Avenue).

tst-protest-micahdexter

Pastor Dexter, a leader from the local SCLC, became a vocal leader as the march exited the University-area.

Jones rallies the marchers as they head toward Almond Street (under Route I81)

Jones rallied the marchers as they head toward Almond Street (under Route I81)

 

The marchers staged a sit-in on State Street, in front of the courthouse and justice center, brining downtown traffic to a standstill.

The State Street sit-in (near the courthouse and justice center) brought downtown traffic to a standstill.