New Akron council president celebrated for shattering a cracked glass ceiling. Reported by Doug Livingston. The making of the first African-American woman to lead Akron City Council is rooted in the community her father championed before her and the accomplishment of strong black women like her mother. Early Tuesday morning, as a phone rang incessantly at her family’s funeral home in West Akron, Margo Sommerville considered the celebration that would be held in her honor that afternoon. For more on this and other stories, visit Ohio dot com or pick up the latest copy of the Akron Beacon Journal today.