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Contreras Named as One of “25 Most Influential Black Women in Business”

By Staff   Syracuse City School District Superintendent Sharon Contreras has been named one of the year’s “25 Influential Black...

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Cuomo and Lawmakers Reach Deal, but Budget Lacks Initial Policy Plans

By Staff Although New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislators have come to an agreement regarding the final state budget,...

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After Living in Obscurity Since Attempt on Martin Luther King’s Life, Izola Ware Curry Dies at Age 98

Izola Ware Curry, the “demented black woman” who attempted to kill Dr. Martin Luther King in 1958, has passed away, according...

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NCAA: SU did not Control Athletics Program

“Over the course of a decade, Syracuse University did not control and monitor its athletics programs, and its head men’s basketball...

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Aretha Franklin to Headline Syracuse Jazz Fest 2015

Legendary Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin will perform Saturday, July 18, at the 33rd edition of the M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest on the...

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President Obama’s Speech at Selma

Saturday, President Obama, the First Family, and former President George W. Bush joined thousands of Americans at the foot of the Edmund...

Onondaga County Executive, Joanie Mahoney

County Exec Proposes Major Transformation of New York State Fair

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney said a revitalization of economic activity, not sales tax, will give the county budget the boost...

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Michael Brown’s Parents to file Civil Lawsuit

By Staff   The parents of Michael Brown, the Ferguson, Mo. teen who was killed last year by police officer Darren Wilson, said they...

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Keystone XL Bill Gets Quick Veto from President Obama

By Staff President Obama’s third veto in his six years in office came Tuesday when he quickly killed the Keystone XL pipeline legislation...

Charlie Sifford was the first African-American golfer to play in PGA sanctioned golfing events.

Golfer Charlie Sifford, First African-American to Play in PGA Dies

by staff reporter Golfer, Dr. Charles L “Charlie” Sifford died Tuesday at the golden age of 92, according to the Professional...