Claiming Space

By Chad Onianwa What’s Missing “It was never just about art” says Connie Fiorella-Fitzpatrick over a beer. “It’s about community engagement and [...]

The Human Side of Education with Parent/Teacher Conference

Chad Onianwa interview with King Kihei: Kansas City Public Schools’ accreditation status has been hovering over the district like a cloud for nearly a decade. After losing its ranking in [...]

“West Side Por Vida”: Reclaiming History with Rodolfo Marron III

  Holding on to History There’s a mural on Summit, just south of its intersection with Southwest boulevard. Weathered by the seasons, graffiti tags, and local efforts at hiding them, [...]

Mandalas & Marching Bands: David Wayne Reed and his Eternal Harvest

Going Back Home It’s always odd recalling the first time you returned to your family home and realized that things were no longer the same. For me it was spring of freshman year of college. [...]

Back on Track: Catching up with Bo, Solomon, and Boi Boy

Luckily for me –  as the new digital content producer for the Rocketblog –  half the work is already done. Rocket Grants have gathered together some of the wonderful talent bubbling [...]