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CNY Vision Week of September 5 - 11, 2013

CNY Vision Week of September 5 - 11, 2013

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Published by Dave McCleary
Local, national news and features serving the African-American community in Syracuse, New York
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september 5 - 11
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september 5 - 11
LocaL office:
2331 South Salina StreetSyracuse, NY 13205
282 Hollenbeck StreetRochester, NY 14621
Dave McClearydavemc@cnyvision.com
business Manager
Pauline McClearypmccleary@minorityreporter.net
art director
Catie Fiscusartdirector@MinorityReporter.net
La Vergne Hardenlharden@cnyvision.com
Dave McClearyadvertising@cnyvision.com
editorial staff
Lisa DumasGeorge KilpatrickRasheeda Alford
Ko QuayeJames Haywood RollingEarl Ofari HutchinsonBoyce Watkins
CNY Vision is a publication of Minor-ity Reporter, Inc. We are a family of publications and other media formatscommitted to fostering self awareness,building community and empoweringpeople of color to reach their greatestpotential. Further, CNY Vision seeksto present a balanced view of relevantissues, utilizing its resources to buildbridges among diverse populations;taking them from information to under-standing.CNY Vision reserves the right to edit or reject content submitted.The opinions expressed are not nec-essarily those of the publisher.CNY Vision does not assume respon-sibility concerning advertisers, their po-sitions, practices, services or products;nor does the publication of advertise-ments constitute or imply endorse-ment.Deadline for all copy is Tuesday atnoon. CNY Vision invites news and storysuggestions from readers.Call 315-849-2461or emailinfo@cnyvision.com
P 6• Democrats take Republicans to Courtin Lawsuit
P 3 - 4• 100 Black Men of SyracuseSponsors Summer Read Challenge• Local Hair Salon SendsKids Back to School with Style• Syracuse Regroups after Season-Opening Loss
P 4 - 5• NY Urged to Address High, Broad-Based Taxes• Jury Awards $280,000 in NY Case over N-Word Abuse
P 7 - 8• Obama: Congress, World Credibility onthe Line• Study: Most States Lack Disaster Planfor Kids
P 8-11• Cloucester’s Rebellion: Another Lesson About our Character  
By Benjamin Jealous
• President Obama’s Suria Strike PosesMajor Challenge to Backers 
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson
• President Obama Challenges America:‘Keep Marching’ 
By Hazel Trice-Edney 
In This Issue:
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10, 17 and 24Job Resource Assistance Drop-inTime: 1:00-3:00 pmLocaon: Central Library -447 SouthSalina St.Receive help with online jobsearching, resumes, creangproles and more. No appointmentnecessary.Space is limited andavailable on a rst come, rstseated basis.Call 315.435.1900 with anyquesons.10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26English for Speakers of OtherLanguages - ESOL ClassesTime: 12:30 pmLocaon: White Branch Library -763 Buernut St.These free English language classeswill teach grammar, vocabulary,reading and wring so that non-nave speakers will learn to moreclearly and eecvely communicatein everyday situaons. Register atthe Refugee Assistance Program(Bob’s School), 501 Park St., orcall 435-4984.10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26GED ClassesTime: 9:00 amLocaon: White Branch Library -763 Buernut St.Catch these free study sessionsdesigned to help those who areinterested in obtaining theirGeneral Equivalency Diploma,the equivalent of a high schooldiploma. Registraon is required.Contact the Family Welcome Centerat Grant Middle School, 240 GrantBlvd., Room 356 or call 435-6376 toget started on your new future.11, 18 and 25FOR TEENS & ADULTS: GED ClassesTime: 10:00 amLocaon: Hazard Branch Library -1620 W. Genesee St.Hazard Library and The NewlandCenter have partnered to provideGED instrucon at the library.If youwould like assistance preparing forthe GED exam, come to Hazard anyWednesday, 10:00 am.12, 19 and 26Free One-on-One Basic ComputerClassesTime: 1:00-2:00 pmLocaon: Central Library -447 SouthSalina St.Covers basic topics concerning theInternet and Microso Oce. Heldin the Pass Computer Lab on Level4. Call 315.435.1900 to registeror for more details.Thursdays, byAppointment Only15The STRATHMORE PARKS RUN 2013Time: 11.00amLocaon: Onondaga ParkThe STRATHMORE PARKS RUN is a4 mile run/walk sponsored by theGreater Strathmore NeighborhoodAssociaon and supported by theJim Dwyer, Jr. Memorial Fund.Scenic course begins in OnondagaPark, goes through some of Syracuse’s historic Strathmoreneighborhood. Construcon at theWoodland Reservoir means therewill be some course changes thisyear. Reservoir is OUT, o-roadrunning through Elmwood Park isIN. It will be fun. Race nishes backin Onondaga Park.Prizes will be awarded at eachSyrathon race and and at series end(just register at the Syrathon tableat each race).1550th anniversary of the 16thStreet Bapst Church bombingBirmingham, ALTime: 4:00-6:30 pmLocaon: Grant Auditorium,Syracuse University College of Law,The Cold Case Jusce Iniaveis sponsoring a program tocommemorate the 50th anniversaryof the 16th Street Bapst Churchbombing Birmingham, AL. Theprogram is free and open to thepublic. Parking is free at IrvingGarage, SU campus.27Legends of Jazz Series:DianneReevesTime: 7:00PMLocaon: Storer Auditorium atOnondaga Community College.This season’s Jazz Series openswith Grammy award winning andnominated arsts Dianne Reeves.She is among the world’s top jazzvocalists and a threeme Grammy Award winner.October177th Annual “Bravest vs. Finest”basketball gameTime: 7:00 p.m.Locaon: Instute of Technology(Central Tech), 258 East AdamsStreet.The “friendly” compeon pitsplayers from the Syracuse PoliceDepartment (the Bravest) againstplayers from the Syracuse FireDepartment (the Finest). Basketballisn’t the way they make their living,but these “amateurs” ght hard tocome out on top. Join us for thissuspense lled contest, and rootfor the team of your choice.Price of admission is $2. Moneyraised through the game will helpthe Conservancy buy ags for theSheridan First Responder’s Park inEastwood, and to help with SPCrent and operang expenses.
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Syracuse, New York 
100 Black Men of SyracuseSponsors Summer Read Challenge
Local non-prot organizaon 100 BlackMen of Syracuse promoted summerreading by oering a challenge toyoung, black, middle and high schoolstudents.With all the distracons that thesummer can bring to young men, thechallenge was meant to ensure thatcrical thinking and educaon fromreading remain a part of the youngminds throughout the summer.12 young, black men were challengedto read four thought provoking booksthat was posive and relave to theirculture. Aer reading each book,the young men were to write a bookreport and an oral presentaon of thebook. Every book and presentaonearned them $25.Most of the boys who took part inthe challenge were members of theorganizaons year round mentorprogram.
Vincent Love, President of the 100 Black Menof Syracuse NY | Photo by LaVergne Harden
There were several back to schooldrives and events where children weregiven book bags and school suppliesfor the new school year. A local hairsalon sent kids back to school in stylewith free hairstyles Tuesday.Divine Desny Creaons, located onNorth Salina St., gave free roller sets,wraps and blow dry hairstyles to 53kids ranging from grades kindergartenthrough 12th. 48 kids from Syracuseand 5 from Auburn aended theevent.Owner Jayvana Rucker said,” “It was agreat event and very successful.”Rucker has been in business 3 years.This is the second year she has givenfree hairstyles to students.“It was just something that was put onmy heart,” Rucker said. “We actuallyhave 3 stylists, so clients came in andhelped at the front desk and a stylistcame from another salon to help out.”Rucker said she knows how expensiveschool shopping is and with her backto school free hairstyles, there’s oneless thing parents have to worry about.She said she plans to have the back toschool event every year.
Local Hair Salon SendsKids Back to School with Style

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