About us

The Kansas City Globe is an award- winning newspaper and has served the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. It is solely owned by Jordon Communications Company, Inc.; Marion Jordon, Sr., president/CEO; Denise E. Jordon, vice-president. 




 The following is a sampling of the numerous awards presented to The Kansas City Globe for its journalism excellence and for its outstanding community service:

JCNAACP 2012 Freedom Fund Community Outreach Award
2012-Societas Docta Nefertiti Award for Outstanding Service
Johnson County Community College—Headline Award
A. Phillip Randolph Messenger Award for Outstanding Editorial Writing (National competition)
Lincoln University--Unity Awards in Media
Black Chamber of Commerce of Greater K.C.--Business Woman of the Year & President’s Award
Southern Christian Leadership Conference of K.C.--Outstanding Community Service Award
Urban League of Greater Kansas City--Top Notch Award
Kansas City Association of Black Journalists--Media Award for Outstanding Enterprise Journalism
Martin Luther King Jr. Urban Center--Junteenth Award
Urban League of Greater Kansas City--Difference Maker Award
United Minority Association-Distinguished Community Service Award
Baptist Ministers Union of Greater K.C.--Businesswoman of the Year Award
African Methodist Women of K.C.--Outstanding Print Media Award
K.C. M0. Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority--Outstanding Support Award
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority-Outstanding Community Service Award
Citizens Association of Greater K.C.--Citizens of the Year Award
The Kansas City Globe’s 100 Most Influential Charitable Fund--Diamond Sponsorship Award
The Ivanhoe Club of Greater K.C.--Annual Business Award
National Conference of Christian and Jews--Annual Citation Award
Missionary Baptist State Convention of Missouri--President’s Award
Western Baptist Bible College--President’s Award
Metropolitan Baptist Church KCK--Outstanding Community Citizens Award
KCMO Chapter Delta Sigma Theta—Woman of Courage Award
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation--Outstanding Service
KCMO NAACP Carl R--Johnson Humanitarian Award
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City--Media Award (two consecutive years)
Niles Home for Children—Community Service Award
KCMO SCLC MLK  CELEBRATION--Rev. Nelson "Fuzzy" Thompson Community Service Award
Friends of Yates Black Portrait of a Woman Distinction Award
Friends of Yates Norman E. Justice Community Service Award
Friends of Yates National Domestic Violence Month 2011 Jackson/Scroggins Distinguished Service Award
Pastor Steve Houpe & Harvest Church Men's Net Legacy Award
GKC Chapter of Links Community Service Partner Award

1. Publication: Published every Thursday evening. Ad deadline: Tuesday noon.
Published online and sold in stores, on newsstands and by mail subscriptions. Also
distributed in churches on a voluntary pay basis. Political Rates: Same as Open, payable
in advance must have proper disclaimer.
2. Minimum Space: Four (4) column inches except classifieds (minimum space 1 col.
3. Agency Commissions. Available to all authorized agencies when properly submitted.
15% commission on open display rate.
4. Typographical Errors: The Kansas City Globe newspaper is not liable for any error
made in an advertisement to any greater extent than the cost of the space item occupied.
5. Electronically Transmitted Ads: The Kansas City Globe is not responsible for the
production quality of ads received through e-mail. It is also the responsibility of the
advertiser to ensure ads transmitted electronically to the newspaper have been received
prior to the advertising deadline if space has been reserved.
6. Accounts: Except for Political Ads which must be paid for in advance, all advertising
payments are due and payable 10 days following publication of advertisement. Accounts
more than 30 days past due will be charged 1.5% month handling charge. Credit and debit card payments accepted.

At least 85 percent of The Kansas City Globe readers are 35 and up; 95 percent are
African-American and 50 percent attend church on a regular basis; 85 percent live in
the urban core (Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS); 15 percent live in suburbia,
ie., Grandview, Hickman Mills, Kansas City North in Missouri; and Olathe, Shawnee
Mission and Overland Park in Kansas.

The Kansas City Globe is a weekly publication that was first established in 1972
serving the African-American community in both Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City,
Kansas. It is published by Jordon Communications Company, and is a 100 percent-owned 
African-American family-owned business.  The Kansas City Globe is the second
oldest predominately African-American publication ever in existence in Kansas City
and its format is geared toward news that positively impacts readers with sections that
include news on the community, education and youth, health, business and automotive,
lifestyles, religion, food, opinions, employment, etc.

On line readers who read the globe each week at www.thekcglobe.com; readers in over 150 churches each Sunday through our complimentary weekly delivery to churches; PLUS…over-the-counter store sales, business and schools (complimentary issues) and paid mail subscribers. Your ad will reach 10,000 individual readers x 3 =10,000 household readership

CIRCULATION BY ZIP CODE: (Excluding Mail Subscribers Outside of Missouri and
Kansas) KANSAS: 66101, 66102, 66104, 66111, 66112, 66204; MISSOURI: 64030,
64105, 64106, 64108, 64109, 64110, 64111, 64112, 64113, 64114, 64117, 64125,
64127, 64128, 64129, 64130, 64131, 64132, 64134
TOTAL READERSHIP: 30,000 Plus with E-Globe
Marion Jordon, Chairman, Editor and Publisher

Denise E. Jordon, Vice President/Managing Editor

Published and owned by Jordon Communications Company--615 E. 29th Street, Kansas City, MO 64109-1110
(816) 531-5253 FAX: (816) 531-5256 E-Mail: kcglobe@swbell.net; website:www.thekcglobe.com