The Formation of UACC by Michael Maloney

When, in January 2014, the Urban Appalachian Council’s Annual Meeting voted to dissolve the corporation.  I addressed the meeting saying in effect that they could dissolve the agency, but the u...

A Profile of Mike Henson by Mike Templeton

Mike Henson has been involved with the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition since the beginning. Indeed, Mike’s work with urban Appalachia precedes UACC and goes back to its predecessor, the Ur...

Ringin’ in the Appalachian New Year

by Mike Templeton The past year has been busy. We have seen urban Appalachians in print, on the stage, and in the news for all the best reasons. There is cause to mark the end of the old and the begin...

Writing Our Roots Awards Ceremony 2019

by Dale Marie Prenatt It was blustery and snowing in Cincinnati early this week but a warm community greeted the winners of Writing Our Roots. Celebrating the creativity of Cincinnati’s young write...

Nancy Laird Spirit of Service Award

by Mike Templeton I finally got to sit down with Urban Appalachian Community Coalition Core Member Nancy Laird and talk about her work, receiving the Nancy Laird Spirit of Service Award from Healthy H...

The Express Urban Appalachian Showcase Follow Up

by Mike Templeton The Express Urban Appalachian Showcase on October 24 at the Aronoff offered so much it is difficult to decide where to begin to reflect on it all. From the opening voices to the chor...