Announcing Open Mic Magazine at 540WMain

We are pleased to announce that Open Mic’s Administrative Office is now housed in the 2nd Story Artist Loft at 540WMain.

Open Mic is Rochester’s premiere online publication that covers everything important to the Black community. Helmed by Editor in Chief Tianna Manon & Publisher Shappelle Thompson; the online publication provides a forum and platform for many issues that go unreported in our community.

Open Mic’s administrative office is now housed in the newly remodeled 2nd Story Artist Loft Space in 540WMain Community Center. We are thrilled to support another black-owned business and have another mission based organization sharing our historic space.

To learn more about Open Mic, visit the magazine’s official website here ( or contact Editor in Chief, Tianna Manon via email at

About 540WMain Cares

The 540WMain Cares Initiative sees 540WMain partner with local and regional corporate sponsors in an effort to increase its reach in the Greater Rochester community and beyond.

Published by Calvin Eaton

(he/his/him) Calvin Eaton is a disabled community educator, content creator, and social entrepreneur, whose area of expertise includes antiracism, equity, justice, instructional design, and program development. In 2016 Mr. Eaton founded 540WMain, Inc. a non-profit online and community-based organization for accessible education and events that promote justice for all.

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