Category Editor’s Desk

Editor’s Desk: My Thoughts on #Charleston

by Darvio “The Kingpin” Morrow, Editor-In-Chief The following were remarks made by Editor-In-Chief Darvio “The Kingpin” Morrow on The Outlaws Radio Show, which can be heard Saturday nights at 6pm Eastern on (The Outlaws Radio Show and WFCB Radio are both owned by the parent company of this magazine) It’s hard to come up […]

#WalterScott and Our Responsibility to Speak

by Darvio “The KingpIn” Morrow, Editor-In-Chief The year 2013 changed my life. Being a (relatively) young black male, I have always been aware of the issues of racism, racial profiling and police brutality. I experienced racism in the past, but by and large I’ve never been a social justice “warrior”. Then 2013 happened. That year […]

#AmplifyChoice: Through The Eyes of a Product of School Choice

by Darvio “The Kingpin” Morrow, Editor-In-Chief Last week was school choice week and I, along with several other writers, journalists and bloggers, were in Washington DC for the Franklin Center’s “Amplify Choice” event. We toured two schools, one parochial and one charter, to get an idea of the experiences of students and to see if […]

The #Cavaliers Bring National Attention to #Cleveland’s Renaissance

by Darvio “The Kingpin” Morrow, Editor-in-Chief Yes, they lost the game, but there was something special about the atmosphere surrounding the Cleveland Cavaliers’ home opener and the debut of Cleveland’s “Big 3”. The story of the night obviously was the return of Lebron James, the hero-turned-villain-turned-prodigal son who made the decision to leave the Miami Heat […]

The Sad Prevalence of Black On Black Crime is Not An Excuse to Ignore #MichaelBrown

The following is a transcript of comments made by the Editor-in-Chief of Volume Magazine,  Darvio “The Kingpin” Morrow, on The Avenue Radio Show, along with additional comments written by Mr. Morrow. For more information on the radio show, go to The conversation in its entirety is posted after the transcript.  by Darvio “The Kingpin” […]

From the Editor’s Desk: #FL18 Congressional Candidate @Carl_Domino Probably Didn’t Think This Idea Through

by Darvio “The Kingpin” Morrow, Editor-In Chief Carl Domino, a candidate for Congress in Florida’s 18th congressional district, has just become victim to the phenomenon of an idea sounding great on paper. Domino, who is in a tough race against Patrick Murphy and is an ally of Republican-turned Independent-turned Democrat Charlie Crist (who is also […]

Annie’s Journey: The Story of a Woman That Refused to Die – and a System That Wanted Her To

by Darvio “The Kingpin” Morrow, Editor-in-Chief Cancer. The word that no one wants to hear. The word that is all too familiar in my family. We have been down this road more times than we care to remember. But this time was different. This time cancer visited the door of Annie Daniels, my grandmother and […]

#ThisIsCLE: The Rebirth of the City’s Magic

by Darvio “The Kingpin” Morrow, Editor-In-Chief   There was magic last night in downtown Cleveland. I was out with several friends (including Eric Williams, a writer for this publication and “The” Andre Cato, one of my co-hosts on The Avenue Radio Show) to see a comedy show at the House of Blues and there were no […]

From the Editor’s Desk: Vote Yes on Issue 7

by Darvio “The Kingpin” Morrow, Editor-In-Chief As campaign season heats up, every publication in the city is picking sides on one of the hot button issues in Cuyahoga County this year. The fight over Issue 7, the vote to renew the sin tax that funds the maintenance of our 3 sports stadiums, has caused its fair […]

Welcome to Volume Magazine

by Darvio “The Kingpin” Morrow, Editor-In-Chief   When I began the process of creating this magazine, I set out to do things that I didn’t see anyone else doing. In Cleveland Ohio, my hometown and the headquarters of this publication, we are currently experiencing a renaissance in almost every area except for the media. Local […]