Thank you

Asante sana (thank you very much) for choosing to donate towards to this effort.

I know what it is like to be the only PoC in a newsroom. I cut my teeth in journalism, building Alaska Commons from a start up into a full-fledged, award-winning media outlet. In the course of our five year career (Spring 2012 to Spring 2017), I earned two Alaska Press Awards. Thanks to your donation, you are assisting me in recreating that experience here in Southern Oregon.

Since February 2018, I have resided in Ashland, Oregon. I see a need. The voices of People of Color are absent from many valuable discussions here in the Rogue Valley. It is my goal to develop a media outlet which amplifies the voices of People of Color in Southern Oregon.

If you would like to meet for coffee, tea or share a meal, please contact me at 541-690-0897. Text first, so that I know who you are what you are calling me for. Let’s choose to build bridges of understanding and community.

Sincerely,

Kokayi Nosakhere

Royalstar907@gmail.com