A speech by Akron Minority Council Co-founder Kody Cross

by Kody Cross This speech was delivered on June 25 at an Akron Minority Council rally. Kody has shared the text of his speech with us so that we can publish it. Find Akron Minority Council President Bree Ch...

Grieving While Black

words and photos by Bronlynn Thurman How do you begin to write about the injustices of your people? What sort of sentence do you construct that encapsulates the 400+ years of trauma that has poured into you...

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...

Pregnant in Akron during a pandemic

How COVID-19 has changed life for local expecting mothers by Aja Hannah With COVID-19 changing the landscape of the medical field, pregnant women may be feeling especially down at this time. Baby showers...
Sober Chronicles with Marc Lee Shannon

Sober Chronicles | Find Your Tribe

by Marc Lee Shannon Tribe. “A social division in a society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious or blood ties, with a common culture and dialect.” That’s the def...