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‘You Can’t Do it On Your Own’

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BMe leader spotlight: DaMareo Cooper uses $10,000 award to fund projects at The W.O.M.B. words and photos by M. Sophie Hamad   DaMareo Cooper is on a mission to improve the lives of regular, everyday Ohioans. He says that he can’t do it on his own. Thankfully,... More »

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In Brief: Pink Tax

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Why this lawsuit and these lawmakers are taking aim at Ohio’s ‘Pink Tax’   What is the “Pink Tax?” “Pink Tax” sometimes refers to the higher price women pay for items that are branded for women but essentially the same as men’s items. For instance, pink razors... More »

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Sweet Mary, It’s Equal Pay Day!

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Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, David Pepper and other leaders speak out in downtown Akron on pay equity for women and minorities words and photos by M. Sophie Hamad At 10 am this morning, one could barely squeeze between the people in Sweet Mary’s Bake... More »

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Senator Bernie Sanders Feels the Big Love Akron Has to Offer

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‘The American people understand that based on the teachings of every religion—Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism—that love always trumps hate.’ words by M. Sophie Hamad, photos by Shane Wynn Akron is really feeling the Bern. And we’re not talking about sau... More »

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The List | How to Help During the Holidays

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We’ve published a few stories lately about some of the great nonprofit and charitable organizations in Akron. If you’re feeling moved to contribute, to pitch in to help them or others address the big problems facing your neighbors in Summit County, here’s a li... More »

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It’s all because of a pig named Janice…

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From Happy Trails to Happy Homes words and photos by Andrew Leask //CUTLINES: All photos by Andrew Leask 1) Annette_and_Odessa.jpg //Annette Fisher and Odessa, a permanent resident of Happy Trails. 2) Vernon.jpg //Vernon, a pot-bellied pig, survived a vicious ... More »

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Spreading Warmth in the Community: Akron Snow Angels at Work

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written by Katie Jackson; photos courtesy of Akron Snow Angels “I’M NOT LOST!” reads the tag on a pair of bright pink gloves. If you’ve seen items like this pinned around Akron, whether on a bridge, a tree or at a bus stop, you’ve seen the Akron Snow Angels at... More »