Posts Tagged ‘Kansas City’

‘Civil rights babies’ moved forward without a map May 13, 2013 No Comments

Black children of the 1950s and 1960s are “babies of the civil rights movement,” according to Judge Lisa White Hardwick. Each of us was profoundly influenced by the struggles and sacrifices of people like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and must own the responsibility to make King’s “dream” of equality and and opportunity for [...]

KC student, debate partner bring home national titles April 16, 2013 No Comments

For anyone who was there, or watching the video online, it sure looked like Ryan Wash was in full grip of his moment in history.
The graduate of Kansas City’s Central High School had six minutes left in a two-hour debate to help his Emporia State University debate team do what had never been done before.
Two black men, bringing a fiercely personal style honed in urban debate leagues, were on the brink of winning the National Debate Tournament policy debate championship.

Kansas moves up in wind-energy ranking April 12, 2013 No Comments

Kansas wind energy, which has struggled to deliver its potential, is finally flexing its muscles.
The American Wind Energy Association in a report released Thursday said that in 2012 only two other states — Texas and California — built more wind generation. Kansas more than doubled its production capacity during the year.

Blacks still face unfair treatment in many ways No Comments

In a voice that seemed like a cry to the heavens, an older African-American friend asked: “What advanced age does a black man have to reach to receive nondiscriminatory treatment?”

Homelessness and the Power of One April 11, 2013 No Comments

Heartland Films

Everybody needs a place
They can call home
Sweet home

No little face should
Be without a smile

Is Kansas following California down the rabbit hole? April 2, 2013 No Comments

Kansas City Star

[…] California just voted on a ballot measure, called Proposition 30, which proposed to increase sales and income taxes to be allocated to public schools. An amazing 54 percent of Californians voted to pass the measure, but hold onto your seats, because Berkeley actually voted 90 percent approval of the tax hikes. As much as Johnson [...]