Jul
02
2020

Articles by Aaron Maurice Saari :: Page 2

  • BLOG–Living Allah, Living Hijab

    Let’s take a significant step together to form relationships of mutuality and compassion between Muslims and non-Muslims in the greater-Dayton area. Saturday, 5 pm, First Presbyterian Church. Halal-friendly potluck, childcare available.

  • BLOG–A Pleasant Future for Wilberforce University

    The taut psychological thriller “Endless,” made by students and associated faculty at Wilberforce University could be a key ingredient to a renaissance for one of two local HBCUs.

  • BLOG–“Refugee 101” and “Muslim Community Voices” offerings by the BCP

    As the current administration continues to threaten immigrants, refugees, and Muslims, let us be proactive in our resistance. You can help by simply taking surveys, attending events, and participating in conversations aimed at future action.

  • “The Heart of it All”?

    Marriage equality did not bring total equality. Did you know that LGBTQ citizens can be denied housing or employment in Ohio? HB 160 seeks to extend protections that the State never had the moral authority to deny in the first place.

  • BLOG — Living Pilate, Living Christ

    In which a recovering biblical scholar long-windedly tries to say goodbye to Barry Dennen.

  • BLOG–Enacting MLK’s Beloved Community: Yellow Springs Edition

    What began with a community meeting in 2015 is culminating in a six-week journey this fall. Do we have the communal will to be in significant relationships with refugees and Muslims in the greater-Dayton area? 

  • BLOG—Surviving Suicide

    Part of the awareness we must focus on in September is an awareness of those who are left behind by suicide, who often find themselves alone after the casseroles have been eaten and the well-wishes have ceased. The years may pass, but that does not mean we have adequately addressed our myriad emotions. Sometimes we have to give ourselves permission to heal. 

  • Super-Fly superfans celebrate a decade

    Super-Fly Comics and Games celebrated its 10th anniversary Saturday, Sept. 2. Pictured here inside the store are owners Jared Whittaker, left, and Anthony “Tony” Barry. Super-Fly sells comics, graphic novels, books, toys, action figures, board games, role-playing games and more. The store pulled in lots of fans Saturday, setting the record for its single biggest sales day ever. (Photo by Aaron Maurice Saari)

    As the doors of Super-Fly Comics and Games opened on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 2, for the 10th anniversary celebration, the overcast skies and drizzling rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of those gathered.

  • Stick-pounding rhythms at World House Choir concert

    Vocal activist Melanie DeMore poses with sticks used for traditional Gullah music known as stick-pounding. DeMore is appearing with the World House Choir for the group’s annual fall concert. Local performances are Sept. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. at Antioch College’s Foundry Theater. (Submitted photo)

    World House Choir Director Cathy Roma is bringing Melanie DeMore, perhaps the foremost keeper and transmitter of the Gullah tradition, to Yellow Springs.

  • Stick-pounding rhythms at World House Choir concert

    Vocal activist Melanie DeMore poses with sticks used for traditional Gullah music known as stick-pounding. DeMore is appearing with the World House Choir for the group’s annual fall concert. Local performances are Sept. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. at Antioch College’s Foundry Theater. (Submitted photo)

    The World House Choir and Melanie DeMore will present “Together We Bring On the Light” on Sept. 8, 9 and 10.