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Voices: CenterState CEO Joins Leaders at White House for Signing of CHIPS and Science Act

CenterState CEO President Rob Simpson at the White House with NYS State Economic Development Council Executive Director Ryan Silva, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and JMA Wireless CEO John Mezzalingua. (CenterState CEO photo) Today, President Joe Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law. I am incredibly grateful to have been invited to attend More »

Voices: Statement of the Traditional Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ (Cayuga) Council of Chiefs and Clan Mothers Regarding the Halftown Council’s Destruction of the Homes of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ Citizens

Non-Native “Cayuga Nation Police” targeting Farm House and other properties. Statement of the Traditional Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ (Cayuga) Council of Chiefs and Clan Mothers  On the evening of Wednesday August 3, after the demolition of another Cayuga-held property nearby, at least 20 armed members of the non-Native “Cayuga Nation Police” targeted a farmhouse at the direction of Clint More »

Voices: Invest in Our Community Coalition’s Letter to Onondaga County Executive J. Ryan McMahon “Invest in Our Community”

The letter (see copy below) was delivered via email to the County Executive and County Legislators. It was signed by those listed below. It’s part of the debate regarding American Rescue Plan funds, and the large surplus the county has amassed. There’s a concern that vital needs of the community will not be addressed. Therefore, More »

Work on “Legendary Syracuse Firsts” Downtown Mural Has Begun

(Syracuse, NY) Jazz Fest founder & executive producer Frank Malfitano announced that work on “Legendary Syracuse Firsts” – a six-story mural dedicated to Racial & Social Justice pioneers Earl Lloyd, Manny Breland, Dolph Schayes and Breanna Stewart in Downtown Syracuse –   began this past week when internationally ranked sports mural artist Jonas Never arrives in More »

Racially Motivated Shooting Leaves 10 Dead at Tops Supermarket in Buffalo: When are We Going to Say, Enough!?!

The Buffalo shooting is the realization of some of our greatest fears, racially motivated violence against Black people. Americans have gathered enough guns to arm every person in this country and have weaponry left over. The patchwork of state legislated gun legislation does nothing when people can gather enough ammunition, loaded with enough bullets to More »

Face it: Some Neighborhoods are Never Going to Improve

It’s been difficult writing positive information about a city from an armpit of a junkyard, but somehow when it came to the Syracuse Surge, I was all in. Optimistic that the city of Syracuse would finally turn the corner regarding neighborhood quality-of-life issues and economic development. And to the mayor’s credit, things have turned around, More »