One of the great aspects of being a photographer is the opportunity to meet a diverse group of people each of whom have wonderful stories to tell and together we make beautiful images. I would like to introduce you to Niko.

Niko Merritt is a:

  • mother of five
  • community activist
  • advocate
  • public historian
  • social justice artist

She is the founding executive director of Sankofa Community Connection,  and has a bi-monthly column  – Unpopular Opinion –  in newportri.com and The Daily News.

Here are a few of Niko’s columns: