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Governor Hochul Announces $23.7 Million In Grant Awards to End The Gun Violence Epidemic


Funding Supports Gun Violence Prevention Efforts Including Job Training and Placement, Community Activities, and Expansion of Gun Violence Intervention Programs Governor Hochul: “Everybody deserves to live on a street that’s safe. It breaks my heart as a mom and as a human being to know that Black children are ten times more likely to lose More »



Celebration Honoring Syracuse Music Legend Elijah Harris Held on Saturday at Hendricks Chapel

Services honoring the much-beloved musician were held Saturday on the Syracuse University campus.  Services were available online. Popular troubadour and local legend Elijah Harris Jr., who was killed by a pair of hit-and-run accidents in April 2020, was honored during a celebratory memorial service Saturday, July 17, at Hendricks Chapel.  All members of the community More »


Governor Cuomo Holds Press Conference with Elected Officials, Clergy and Community Leaders Following First Gun Violence Prevention Community Meeting


Governor Cuomo: “They know who is getting into trouble and they need the ability to, at that time reached that person and stop the cycle before it even starts. Well, how do you do that? That’s hard. That’s hard. When we can just sign a bill, that’s easy. When we can just say one initiative, More »


Syracuse Opera returns with new production ‘No Cowards in Our Band’ a special in-person performance will be held at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church on June 19th


It is an exciting time to be a member of the Syracuse Opera family! After a long hiatus, we are back, with an exciting production for all our supporters! The Syracuse Opera and WCNY will premiere ‘No Cowards in Our Band’ on July 3, a musical drama based on the life and work of abolitionist More »



Governor Cuomo Directs Flags to Half-Staff and State Landmarks Lit in Honor of Essential Workers who Lost Their Lives to COVID-19


Flags Will Remain at Half-Staff and Landmarks Will Remain Lit for Memorial Day Governor Cuomo: “It takes a special person, when every instinct in your body says, that’s dangerous, don’t go there run away, it takes a special person to say, no, I’m going in because I think I can help someone. And the essential More »


ACTS 2021 Spring Virtual Event Series “Seize the New Day for Social Justice”!


04/19/2021 06:30 PM – 07:40 PM ET Guest Speaker:  Rev. Kevin Agee,  Presiding Elder at Philadelphia District and at Washington-Virginia District, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church; former pastor at Hopps Memorial CME Church, and past president of ACTS Gospel Music: New Life Temple of Praise group, directed by Brian Moore Presentation of The Rev. Dr. Nebraski Carter Clergy More »


Gospel Meets Symphony April 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm


Musical worlds collide as local gospel experts and Symphoria sing the good news of our culturally rich and vibrant community.  This performances features local performers, including Zasha Moore, Alza Johnson, Corey Hudson, Fred Hintz, and special performance by Joan Hillsman’s Music Network. Program       Anthem of Praise God is Trying to Tell You More »