Managing Editor Imani Capri

Marva White Editor

Rosie Palfy Editor

Tieran Lewis Editor

Sheila A. Ferguson

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  Freelancer

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.

Pastor 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 Program Manager

Research Associate at Case Western Reserve University in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
Advisory Council Member for the Phe’be Foundation
Student Organizer for the National Association of Social Workers Ohio Chapter
Co-Founder of Crown Connections Non-Profit Consulting and Development
Co-Host Of the Neighborhood Hero’s Podcast

Mark Silverberg Photojournalist

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!

Dwight Newberr Multimedia Producer

A Film & Cinematography Student at Cuyahoga Community College. Although I am a East Cleveland native, I have lived in other states and internationally countries that i have called home as well. DJing/Producing segued my love for anything and everything ‘Art’, and now I am a proud owner of my own Production Company ‘DeÜxz | DeÜVinci Studios. I found that my love for music, easily translates to Film & Cinematography/Photography alike.

Sharon Lewis Journalist

Saria Murdock Intern Journalist

Cleveland State University Journalism Intern for Cleveland Observer, Cleveland School of the Arts Class of 2023 Graduate/ Valedictorian.

Khemi Adé Journalist

Khemi Adé is a well-rounded, multi-hyphenated artist, writer, and journalist who’s also the author of the kindle eBook, “My Life is a Faerytale – A Journal Guide for the Magical Gorlies”. Born in Texas but NYC and Cleveland raised, Adé has a background in the arts as well as the entertainment industry such as acting, writing, modeling, cohosting, and content creating. Khemi Adé is looking forward to exploring the journalism world all while making new connections within this field of work!

Tiffany Walker Graphics and Branding

Vince Robinson Journalist

Vince Robinson is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Cleveland, Ohio. He took up photography as a student at Kent State University in the 70’s while studying Telecommunications with a minor in Pan African Studies. He’s also the host of a radio version of Open Door on 95.9 FM WOVU – Cleveland, in addition to co-hosting and co-producing 360 Info Network, an African-centered radio talk show on AM1490 WERE – Cleveland. He was the co-host and producer of Down To Business, a minority-oriented business show on WOIO-CBS 19 in Cleveland.