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July 22, 2015, Carl Heastie was presented with an award for being the first African American Speaker from the William H. Johnson Bar Association, the SUNY EOC Association of Directors in conjunction with the CNY Network and the Latino Professional Network. Photo L to R: Henry Hayes Melchor, Tin Penx, Assemblyman Carl Heastie, Lanessa Nes Owens, Joseph Bryant and Lisa. Photo by LaVergne Harden

CNY Vision: Q&A With Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie

CNY Vision President and Publisher Dave McCleary sat down with New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie in Syracuse, July 22, during...

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New York Set to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

By Staff   A state wage board appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo recommended July 22 that the minimum wage for fast-food chain restaurant...

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Removal of Confederate Flag from S.C. Capitol Grounds Seen as ‘New Day’

By Jane A. Kennedy   (TriceEdneyWire.com) – If Dylann Storm Roof had not massacred nine African-Americans who’d gathered for...

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NYC Settles Case with Eric Garner’s Family for $5.9 Million

By Staff   The family of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died last year when an NYPD officer held him on the ground in an...

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City Formally Opens Sankofa Park

By Staff   Mayor Stephanie Miner, New York State Senator David Valesky, Fourth District Common Councilor Khalid Bey, and other local...

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Miner: Body Found In Sewer Identified As Brandon Closure

By Staff   Sewer workers walking in a storm sewer beneath Erie Blvd. in downtown Syracuse found the body of Brandon Closure July 2,...

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Obama Announces Restoration of U.S. Diplomatic Ties with Cuba

President Barack Obama has announced the U.S. will re-establish a diplomatic relationship with Cuba for the first time in over 50 years....

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Syracuse’s 2015 Jazz Fest Announces Increased Food and Beverages, Parking Changes

M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest founder and executive producer Frank Malfitano has announced more food, beverages, and changes in parking for...

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Syracuse University’s Campus to Go Smoke-Free

By Staff   Syracuse University will become a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus July 1, as a new institutional policy will go into...

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U.S. Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

By Staff   In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage. As a...