New York City

Author Imbolo Mbue

Cameroon native Imbolo Mbue lost her job as a market researcher during the financial crisis, and she had a hard time finding a new one. As she walked around New York City one day, she saw chauffeurs waiting on the street for their clients. It triggered her interest, partly because some of the chauffeurs looked like they could be African immigrants and partly because it made her wonder what the relationship between the driver and the executive was like.

Kim Kenney | In My Own Words

I fell in love with history in high school because I had an absolutely amazing American history teacher. When I went to college, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. There’s a joke among history majors — if you don’t want to be a teacher or a lawyer, your family will not understand how you will ever make a living.

Meet Zachary Catazaro

Strong, graceful, athletic and model-handsome, professional ballet dancer Zachary Catazaro commands the stage. Anyone who witnessed his performance as the Prince in Canton Ballet’s spring production of “Cinderella” can attest to this.

Little Miss Broadway

Canton-born girl performs in Disney’s “Mary Poppins” musical. At an age when many children are seeing a play for the first time in their lives, Alexandra Berro acts in them. Last year, the 10-year-old Canton native landed a Broadway role in the current production of Disney’s “Mary Poppins” in New York City.