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Bamboozled: Rushing to Confirm an Appointee and it is Not the Supreme Court

The late Syracuse Post-Standard Columnist Robert Haggart once stated, the Common Council is “Syracuse’s most deliberative body” according to Columnist Dick Case,“while tongue firmly planted in cheek”, in an 18-year-old missive about the legendary columnist.  Dick Case died in December 2019. And the Syracuse Common Council is still deliberating. The latest “deliberative” action attributed to More »

Voices-Senate Candidate Sam Rodgers: Columbus Statue is a Local Decision, but Let’s Not Whitewash History

The Syracuse Christopher Colum bus monument has stood tall in downtown Syracuse since the mid 1930s as a testament to the acceptance of Italian Americans. Not long before it was erected, Italian Americans were decried as sub-par citizens, even in local newspapers. “ No man or woman in history has maintained a spotless legacy. We More »

VOICES-Vote! No, Really, Dammit: Vote!

Like our democracy, the Southside Vote Mobile has run into trouble. The SVM is my cherished 1969 Buick Electra 225 convertible.  It’s a head-turner anytime, but these days it’s outfitted on  both sides with two eye-catching magnetic “VOTE” signs. Make that one magnetic sign. The sign on the passenger side wouldn’t stick, and now it’s More »

Syracuse University Native American, Indigenous Studies program director comments on planned Columbus statue removal

Today, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced the Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Circle will be removed and relocated to a private site. Mayor Walsh says the fountain and monument in Columbus Circle will remain as a permanent memorial to Italian Americans. Scott Stevens is the director of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program and More »

VOICES-Black Arts Collective Host Say Their Names: Memorial

Arts Collective highlight Syracuse lives taken by police (Syracuse, NY) — The Black Artist Collective (BAC) will host a SAY THEIR NAMES MEMORIAL on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. The event will honor and uplift the names of Black and Brown lives lost to racism, injustice, and senseless police violence More »