Melonee Gaines

Melonee Gaines is the owner and lead maven of MPact Media Group, a digital media and public relations consulting firm and has worked as a freelance journalist with, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Crisis Magazine, and The Root. She has also worked in higher and secondary education for 12 years and takes pride in disrupting standard curricula with culturally inclusive texts and perspectives for the next generation of learners. Follow her food and travel exploits on IG @meloneedg.

Feature Story Steven McKinney teaches math class to his students at Booker T. Washington High School. (Ziggy Mack)