As a small boy wishing to burn off summer vacation energy, a popular theater in my little Arkansas hometown that stands today only in memory served to aid my desire. Some of the movies shown there were known as “chapter pictures” compelling weekly attendance to keep track of the details woven into…
First published on NBC.com — Two people infected with COVID-19 spread the virus to more than 30 people during church gatherings in Arkansas in early March, before the first case was ever diagnosed in that state, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published…
A native of Kansas City,Missouri, Former KCMO City Council member Jermaine Reed, on Wednesday announced his candidacy in the Metropolitan Community College Board of Trustee Election for Sub- District 2.  Much can be said about Jermaine Reed – but most importantly, he is a proven leader. He’s often…
As has been reported recently, African-Americans are suffering disproportionately from the COVID-19 pandemic and in cities across the nation, including Kansas City, death tolls among minority populations continue to rise. Unfortunately, the greater Kansas City black church community in recent…
Like countless other arts organizations, ballet companies depend on ticket sales to stay in operation, but selling tickets is impossible when performance venues are closed. The coronavirus outbreak has shut down theaters, museums, galleries, studios, and opera houses, and as a result, culture is…
I think having a woman on the ticket is a must. I’m among those who feel that it would be great for him to select a woman of color. But that is not a must. I think that he should be informed in this decision by the vetting and the polling. And I think he should be guided by his head and heart.…
The University of Kansas is mourning the death of music alumnus Brandon McCray. McCray died Sunday, April 19 after a two-week battle with COVID-19. Brandon was from Kansas City, he was 52. McCray was a world-renowned gospel saxophonist and reverend, a dedicated educator, and a compassionate and…