It’s Coming: The State of Black Affairs for Central New York March 14th 2019 @ Dunbar Center

Syracuse is on the cusp of a renaissance as plans are being discussed and developed organizers are suggesting that it’s time to have a conference, a community discussion surrounding the State of Black Affairs in Central New York. For additional details see State of Black Affairs in CNY- Informational Poster

In a statement released by people calling themselves, Concerned Citizens, “The State of Black Affairs for Central New York will occur on Thursday, March 14th.   The time has come for us as a community to sit down, and confront our issues.  But make no mistake.  This is not business as usual.  It’s authentic and we are offering those voices that are in the trenches to come and speak, but we need you to be there to guide them to real solutions.”

They continue, “Remember change will not come if we wait for some other time or some other people.  We are the ones that we have been waiting for.”  Come on out on March 14th at 6pm to 8pm, at Dunbar Center, 1453 S. State Street, Syracuse, NY and make a difference.

This promises to be an informative meeting where the State of the Black Affairs in Central New York will be open for a controlled moderated discussion.

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Panelists include:
  • Judge Vanessa Bogan
  • Syracuse City School Superintendent, Jaime Aliceia
  • Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner
  • Judge Derrick Thomas
  • Attorney, Felicia Davis
  • Kenny Dees, Power 620
  • Alfred Fredericks
  • Syracuse Common Council Pres. Helen Hudson
  • Emanuel “Guy” Henderson, Business Owner
  • Nebraski Carter, Pastor
  • Syracuse Common Councilor Khalid Bey
  • Pastor Lateef Kinsey-Johnson
  • Syracuse City School Board Member, Derrick Dorsey
  • Agyei Tyehimba
  • Sean Anderson
  • Pastor Ashanti H. Dickerson
  • Hopeton Smalling, IT Specialist


*photo credit: Tony shi – Syracuse marketing campaign photo