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1. A Father's Day to Remember A Father's Day to Remember June 17-23, 2011 Article reports that Rev. Joe Haskins received his Purple Heart after waiting 58 years. Haskins fought in the Korean War and has tried to get the award from every president since 1956. Under President...

2. Black Soldiers Played Key Roles in America's Battles Black Soldiers Played Key Roles in America's Battles November 6, 2009 Article tells the story of James H. Jones who served in the 761st Tank Battalion, 3rd Army under General Patton and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Sergeant Warren G. H. Crecy who was nominated for...

3. Declining Number of Black Youth in Baseball Has Local Coach Concerned Declining Number of Black Youth in Baseball Has Local Coach Concerned August 15-21, 2008 Discussion with Don Motley Sr., a former baseball player and scout who has coached youth baseball in Kansas City for the last 41 years. Motley has been involved with the Ban Johnson and American Legion...

4. Kansas City's 25 Most Influential Movers and Shakes Kansas City's 25 Most Influential Movers and Shakes April 10, 2009 Article profiles The Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Cleaver III, Mike Carter, President of the Carter Broadcasting Group, and Tina Saulsbury, director of Leaders for Tomorrow.

5. Leon Jordan Case Sent To Prosecutor Leon Jordan Case Sent To Prosecutor February 11-17, 2011 "The Jackson County Prosecutor is reviewing the 40 year-old murder case of Leon Jordan who was gunned down on July 15, 1970, in front of his Green Duck lounge located in the 2500 block of Prospect."

6. Leon Jordan Murder Case Solved, Or Is It? Leon Jordan Murder Case Solved, Or Is It? June 24-30, 2011 "On Monday, June 20, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced that the case was closed and named James 'Doc' Dearborn as the mastermind behind the assasination of Jordan." This article discusses...

7. Leon's Thriftway Celebrating 40 Years of Service Leon's Thriftway Celebrating 40 Years of Service June 13-19, 2008 Article profiles Leon's Thriftway, located at 39th and Kensington, and reported to be "the nation's oldest black-owned and operated grocery store." The owner, Leon Stapleton, managed a Safeway store at...

8. Phillip Curls: A Political Icon Phillip Curls: A Political Icon May 11-May 17, 2007 Article profiling the life and career of Phillip Curls, who served multiple terms in the Missouri House of Representatives and Missouri Senate. A Kansas City native, Senator Curls graduated from De LaSalle...

9. Radio Pioneer Dies Radio Pioneer Dies July 18-24, 2008 Obituary for Eugenia L. "Psyche" Pate, 95, former Chairman of the Board and Treasurer of KPRS Broadcasting Corp. She and her husband, Edward H. "Cookie" Pate, were part of a group that purchased KPRS in...

10. Where Blacks Are Forced to Shop Where Blacks Are Forced to Shop September 7-13, 2007 The first installment in a series of articles about the dwindling number of urban shopping centers in Kansas City. As a result, many African Americans are forced to shop outside of their neighborhoods...

11. Why People Are Fleeing The Urban Core Why People Are Fleeing The Urban Core April 30 - May 6, 2010 In the first of four articles on why families are moving out of the urban core, current and former residents tell why they are leaving their neighborhoods. Abandoned and neglected properties, falling property...