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Obama says Economic Crisis is over in 2015 State of the Union Address
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Six Winter Workouts That Are Perfect for Syracuse Residents
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Memorial Services for Gospel Singer Andrae Crouch Scheduled to Begin Jan. 20
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New York Agriculture Sees Record Sales
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BBB Warning: Child predator email scam preys on concerned parents
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AME Church Leaders Cite Black Economic Empowerment as 2015 Goal
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New Report Finds 'Staggering Inequality' of Incomes Once Decried by MLK
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New York Assembly Speaker Facing Conspiracy and Fraud Charges
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver received millions of dollars in kickbacks from a 15-year scheme involving law firms, real estate developers, and medical referrals.   read story

Five Things Families with College Bound Students Should Consider
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Former New York State Governor Mario Cuomo Dies at 82
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Syracuse Students receive 2015 CNY Scholastic Art Awards
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Syracuse Airport to open eSavvy Tech Shop
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Miner to give State of the City Address at New WCNY Studios
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DeWitt's ShoppingTown Slated to Lose the 'Magic of Macy's' After News of Store's Spring Closure
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City announces RFP for JSCB Phase II Project
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Syracuse City School District to hold Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event
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Contemplating the Accusations against Cosby
"Either he is a man sinned-against, or a man egregiously sinning"- Stefan Molyneux Supermodel/actress/entrepreneur Beverly Johnson came out recently with some allegations about comedian/actor William H. Cosby Jr. It’s getting mixed reviews, no middle ground here; especially as evidenced in a post regarding the issue on a Buffalo Facebook page.   read story

Why Don't We Have the Politics of the Possible Anymore?
In 1954, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Brown v. Board of Education, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP-the value of all goods and services produced in the United States) per capita of the United States stood at $15,745. In September of that year, a young man, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., became pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. In December 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott would be launched. Soon everyone would know who Dr. King was and what the Montgomery Improvement Association was.    read story

When Will Black Lives Matter?
A few days ago, a most amazing event occurred in the United States! You may have heard about it. Although I had background information on the event in question, the last thing I would have expected occurred. Two Albuquerque, New Mexico police officers were indicted by Bernalillo County District Atty. Kari Brandenburg, for the murder of a homeless citizen. Using the evidence at hand and her own balanced judgment, Brandenburg dismissed the idea of convening a Grand Jury.    read story

On Dr. King's Birthday, We are Free, but Not Equal
Next Monday is the national celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday. Across the country this week, school children will read about the Dr. King’s dream. The networks will broadcast excerpts from his speech at the March on Washington. Many will go to see the riveting depiction of the turning point in the struggle for voting rights in the movie Selma.   read story

Free Associate's Degree: A Solution, But Not the Solution
We should all congratulate President Barack Obama for pulling the education debate into the 21st century, or perhaps dragging it into the late 20th century, by proposing access to free education through at least an associate's degree. But this merely restates the obvious.   read story

The U.S is running out of time, ISIS must be stopped
It had been yet another grizzly massacre; one which would cause a Nazi storm trooper to blanch. Where? Why, in Pakistan, the former refuge of Bin Laden, of course.    read story
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