Monday, February 13, 2023

Teen Career Day with J Black

Registration is now open for Goalgetta Academy 3RD ANNUAL SUCCESS IS THE ONLY OPTION TEEN CAREER DAY!!! LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE!!! Hit the link below and PRESS the TEEN CAREER DAY TAB!!! Our future leaders will be GREAT!!! SUCCESS IS THE ONLY OPTION!!!

Friday, February 10, 2023

Unifying Akron With Councilwoman At Large

One of the "doppest" things that I like about working in the so called"new media"space, is the different types of people that I get to meet. What's even more "dopper" is when we get city officials stops by our offices to talk directly to our African American community via our platform. I love interacting with our guests knowing that I can be my true "black"self.

What's more important than almost anything else is that we get to paint positive images of our people/community everyday without having to go outside of who we really are as African Americans. Our unique culture here in America, defines us whether good or bad. So with that being said we will continue to allow city officials, concerned ministers/pastors, and other concerned people that truly cares about our community to stop by. Until the next time, have some fun and get something done.

-Hiram Akeem

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

6th Cop in Tyre Nichols Beating FIRED


A sixth Memphis officer was fired following an internal police investigation that showed he violated multiple department policies in the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols, including rules surrounding the deployment of a stun gun. As was previously reported, Preston Hemphill had been suspended as he was investigated for his role in the Jan. 7 arrest of Nichols, who died three days later in the hospital from his injuries. Five Memphis officers have already been fired and charged with second-degree murder in Nichols’ death.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

City Of Akron Breaks Ground On Ed Davis Community Center Renovations

Akron, Ohio, February 6, 2023 — This weekend, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan, City Council President Margo Sommerville, and other City officials joined with local residents to break ground on the renovation of Ed Davis Community Center located at 730 Perkins Park Dr. Ed Davis renovations include a new gymnasium, indoor walking track, teen room, new outdoor playground, multipurpose rooms, and a new design. Construction is expected to be complete in Spring of 2024.

View the Ed Davis Community Center plan here.  

“The community’s thoughts and ideas have helped shape the new vision for the Ed Davis Community Center,” said Mayor Horrigan. “American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding has enabled us to make once-in-a-generation investments into our community that will create lasting growth and positive change. When the ribbon on the new community center is cut next spring, it’ll celebrate much needed improvements and I can’t wait to see the end result.”

“The Ed Davis Community Center upgrades will reinvigorate this beloved community space,” said City Council President Margo Sommerville. “The community’s feedback was vital in the planning process, and we’ve taken that feedback and are ensuring the updates reflect the residents’ needs. Akron deserves fun, safe, and accessible public spaces and this is a big step in making that a reality.”

In 2019, the City of Akron Recreation and Parks Bureau presented the results of a community needs survey as well as a Strategic Plan to Akron City Council. The survey had over 1,500 responses from community members. That plan prioritized upgrading community centers, playgrounds, and both outdoor pools. 

Community outreach was performed in 2020 with a survey which had over 500 total responses emphasizing Ed Davis as one of the three community centers in need of repair. Initial construction cost estimates for the Ed Davis upgrades are $11.5M. The entirety of the costs are being paid for using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.