Lexy Jenson Copy Editor

Marva White Copy Editor

Sheila A. Ferguson  (S. Alease Ferguson) has a track record of writing across various genres.  Her published literary works span the realm of refereed scholarly writing and technical writing to playwriting, memoirs and creative non-fiction. To date, her co-authored works have been widely anthologized in the feminist press.  In 2011 Sheila and Dr. Toni C. King co-edited Black Womanist Leadership:  Tracing the Motherline (©2011, SUNY Press). Most recently, she has become a content provider for The Cleveland Observer.  In her spare time, she is an avid reader and lover of comedy.

Gregory T. Moore is a freelance writer for The Cleveland Observer and author of the recently published book, “Beyond the Voting Rights Act: The Untold Story of the Struggle To Reform America’s Voter Registration Laws” (©2022, DeGruyer Publishing). Greg is a native of Cleveland Ohio and a leading voting rights advocate. He has advanced voting rights, civic engagement and the expansion of participatory Democracy among African Americans as well as under-served communities at the local, state, and national level. Greg says growing up with 8 brothers and sisters, and 1 bathroom, taught him the valuable lessons of patience and sharing.

Ray’Chal D. Wilson, a Certified Financial Education Instructor®, is the author of the Black Wealth Freedom series and CEO of Raise the Bar Investments, a minority-friendly, financial education, social enterprise. She is also an advisory board member of the Phe’Be Foundation, a Cleveland-based nonprofit fighting financial illiteracy across age ranges. Originally from Toledo-Ohio, Ray’Chel moved to Black Wall Street in Tulsa-OK in order to become a first-generation educator & entrepreneur, and has been honored as one of the top teachers in that state. Ray’Chel enjoys taking road trips in her hybrid, sharing meals with friends, and thanking God for better days. 

Larry Frazier grew up and was educated in Cleveland. He later attended the Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and from there was ordained as a pastor for the Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) in 1994. Larry has served in that capacity for 25 years, in both Chicago and now Cleveland, having been Vice President & Circuit Counselor of the Northern Illinois District, and now pastoring a congregation here in the area. Larry is an electronics technician, and likes to tinker in his spare time.

Devon Jones

Mark Silverberg retired 4 years ago from a career in the sustainable construction industry to pursue documentary photography and storytelling, as well as work for justice. One of the ways he accomplishes this is through his volunteer work for the past 12 years with Neighborhood Connections. Mark especially loves to tell stories of healing and transformation, and how spirit moves in the world. Mark likes hiking in nature with his rescue Labrador retriever, learning about depth psychology, and singing and playing guitar!

Sharon Lewis

Anthony Byrd Intern CWRU A skilled worker in the social media and content management field, possessing skills in managing traditional and innovative digital marketing platforms, effective content creation and audience engagement techniques, details oriented based creator, and a performance-driven pe

Shaniyah Hubbard Intern Central State University