Culture

Black Lives Matter street mural painted on Howard Street

words by Noor Hindi, photos by Chris Harvey Artists Nichole Epps, April Couch, Alexandria Couch, and Gyasi Jones are taking the lead on painting a “Black Lives Matter” street mural on Howard Street between ...
Showcase meats

Showcase Meats offers lunches, baked goods to Kenmore

words and photos by Nic deCourville As someone who spent 10 years working at a meat store, I wanted to get a better experience of some of the local shops around Akron. I get a bit nostalgic whenever enterin...
Amanda and Josh with their four kids

Safe Spaces: One Akron Family’s Life After Eviction

by April Sharp I first met Josh and Amanda in late 2019 when they began coming to the church my family attends. Their son Israel is in the same class as my son Chace, and Israel, like Chace, is on the autis...

A Letter to My Unborn Black Baby Boy

by Kenyona Matthews Dear unborn Black baby boy, I saw you today. You, with your strong heart and spine, refused to turn over for the ultrasound technician. You stood your ground and would not budge. I ju...