Young Leaders Reflect: ASA Conference

Following up with the recent Appalachian Studies Association Conference, two of our Urban Appalachian Leadership Project grant recipients shared their experiences. Michael Thompson and Jeni Hall are s...

Express Appalachia

You’re Invited! Read all about these wonderful student leaders and their recent performance below. We hope to see you tonight, Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 6:30pm! Earlier this month Urban Appalach...

“Who We Are” a Journalism Class Poem

Thanks to a collaboration between the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition, Oyler Community Learning Center and Thomas More University, Core Member Pauletta Hansel (who also serves as one of TMU’...

Maloney and Hansel Receive ASA Awards

Urban Appalachian Community Coalition member Michael Maloney and Pauletta Hansel were honored April 6 at the 41st Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference held in downtown Cincinnati. The con...

UACC’s Brewery Taproom Tour Mixes History & Beer

On Thursday, April 5, the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition is hosting a Cincinnati Brewery Taproom Tour as part of the 41st Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference’s evening activitie...

Appalachian Spoken Word and Hip Hop

by John Bealle In several key sites in the Appalachian region, there is a movement rising to develop spoken word arts from urban African American tradition as a means to foster social change, communit...

Appalachia: Stay Or Go?

Blog by Rosie Carpenter Rosie Carpenter serves as UACC’s new Volunteer Coordinator, through the AmeriCorps Program. Rosie has a BA in Anthropology with certificates in Historic Preservation and Heri...

King Records and the Appalachian Migration

The beginning of King Records in Cincinnati and how the Appalachian Migration had a hand in it by Brian Powers Brian Powers is a librarian at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and i...

The Bluegrass Music Heritage of Southwestern Ohio

By Matthew Smith Matthew Smith is Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Miami University’s Hamilton campus. He has developed and taught a course there on the history of Appalachian culture ...

Appalachian Culture Month

by Omope Carter Daboiku Omope Carter Daboiku is a wordsmith, actress and storyteller based in Dayton and Cincinnati. A folklorist with specialties in African, Affrilachian, Appalachian, and Native Ame...

Something’s Wrong Here, We Need to Right It

By Bonnie Neumeier Bonnie Neumeier is a long-time advocate for Black and Appalachian urban core neighborhoods in Cincinnati.  She has witnessed the decline of these residential neighborhoods over the...

Restitching the Seams

by Jeffrey Stec This video by Jeffrey Stec chronicles the closure of the Urban Appalachian Council and its rebirth as the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition. It includes interviews with Mike Malone...