Soul Food Cypher's Executive Director, Alexander Acosta, was featured in Creative Loafing's 20 People to Watch in 2016 special issue. In the profile, Acosta describes the deeper meaning of the cypher, it's spiritual essence, and the cypher's work in Old Fourth Ward community. "There are so many changes going on in Old Fourth Ward as we speak. It's home to Ebenezer Baptist Church and it's home to Church the bar. And those two places couldn't be more representative of the dichotomy that is Old Fourth Ward," Acosta says in the article. "It's testing the resilience of the neighborhood, the soul of the neighborhood. So we're interested in using a narrative form of the cyphers to be able to have some of those conversations [and] bring people together."
Stay tuned for more exiting news and updates as this new year is shaping to be Soul Food Cyphers' best yet!