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1. A Proud People A Proud People October 23, 2009 Second article of a series on Quindaro focuses on the role of the church in the community. The congregations were Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal, First Baptist, and the Church of God in Christ....

2. Black and Educated Black and Educated February 10-16, 2012 First article in a series focusing on African-American education. Article discusses the Banneker School, opened in 1885, and located at 8th and West streets in Parkville, Missouri. The community of Parkville,...

3. City's First Black Postmaster, Health Inspector Leaves Impressionable Mark on Community City's First Black Postmaster, Health Inspector Leaves Impressionable Mark on Community February 15-21, 2013 Article profiles the lives and careers of Tisha and Chester Starks, prominent members of the Kansas City Black community during the 1930s and 1940s. Tisha Starks' career with the U.S. Postal Service is...

4. Conquering The Storm Conquering The Storm March 23-29, 2007 Article profiling the Kansas City Storm, a predominately African American swim team coached by Leonard Horne. Horne first assembled the team around 1992, and many of his students have competed in national...

5. Early Days in Alabama Prepares UMKC's New Chancellor for Job Early Days in Alabama Prepares UMKC's New Chancellor for Job December 26, 2008 Article profiles Leo Morton, the new chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. A former executive with Aquila, Inc. and chair of the UMKC Board of Trustees, Morton is just the second African...

6. Former Director of Major Housing Project Dies Former Director of Major Housing Project Dies March 27, 2009 Article about the life of Dr. Gertrude Hooker Keith, 94, first director of the Wayne Miner Housing Project. She also worked on numerous community projects including the Spirit of Freedom Fountain, Bruce...

7. Gateway Boxing Legend Remains a 'Knock-Out' Gateway Boxing Legend Remains a 'Knock-Out' May 16-22, 2008 Article highlights the life and legacy of Arrington "Bubble" Klice, former owner and coach of the Gateway Boxing Club. Klice trained amateur boxers from 1936 to 1978 and was involved with the Golden Gloves...

8. Great Grandfather Becomes True Hero For History Buff Great Grandfather Becomes True Hero For History Buff August 3-9, 2012 Article about the events planned for a three-day celebration honoring the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry regiment, inlcuding a brief history of the unit that was organized by James Lane in August...

9. Jazz Master Alaadeen Will Be Remembered by Many Jazz Master Alaadeen Will Be Remembered by Many August 20, 2010 Article about saxophonist Ahmad Alaadeen who died August 15, 2010. A Kansas City native, Alaadeen was "considered among a group of second generation saxophonists" who were inspired by musicians like Charlie...

10. Local Actor Gets Better With Time Local Actor Gets Better With Time November 30-December 6, 2007 Article profiling local actor Danny Cox, who has resided in Kansas City, Kansas, for the past 35 years. During his career, Cox has appeared in many local and national stage productions and recorded music...

11. Local Black Theatre Company Finds Way to Appeal to Community Local Black Theatre Company Finds Way to Appeal to Community August 28, 2009 Article describes Jeric Productions, a new theater company that will perform plays written by African American playwrights. Ric Jefferson and Jeremy Gassen have organized the group, and performances will...

12. Local Resident Pursues Hollywood Dream Local Resident Pursues Hollywood Dream February 29-March 6, 2008 Article profiles actress Donna Hoskins, a former resident of Kansas City who has appeared in several Hollywood films under her stage name, Blaise Brooks. Hoskins is a gradute of Franklin Elementary, Ashland...

13. The Ivanhoe Commemorates Dedication to Black Men The Ivanhoe Commemorates Dedication to Black Men December 12-18, 2008 The Ivanhoe social club is celebrating 100 years of commitment to the African American community in greater Kansas City. Since its founding in 1908, Ivanhoe membership has included influential members...

14. The Melting Pot: 'Brown' Decision on Education The Melting Pot: 'Brown' Decision on Education August 10-16, 2007 The third in a series of articles discussing the effects of integration on black America. This installment focuses on desegregation in Kansas City following the Brown v. Board of Education ruling and its...

15. The Melting Pot: Is Black America Any Better After Integration? The Melting Pot: Is Black America Any Better After Integration? July 27-August 2, 2007 The first in a series of articles discussing the effects of integration on black America. This installment addresses the complicated question of whether integration has been fully realized since the Civil...

16. The Melting Pot: Is the Corporate Ladder Slipping for Blacks? The Melting Pot: Is the Corporate Ladder Slipping for Blacks? August 3-9, 2007 The second in a series of articles discussing the effects of integration on black America. This installment focuses on the opportunities for African Americans in today's corporate world. While minorities...

17. The Melting Pot: Neighborhoods Take on Different Flavor The Melting Pot: Neighborhoods Take on Different Flavor August 17-13, 2007 The fourth in a series of articles discussing the effects of integration on black America. This installment focuses on black neighborhoods in Kansas City from the 1920s through the 1960s--especially those...

18. The Melting Pot: Sunday Hour Moving Toward Multi-Racial Congregations The Melting Pot: Sunday Hour Moving Toward Multi-Racial Congregations August 31-September 6, 2007 This is the final installment in a series of articles about the effects of integration on black America. The article focuses on multi-racialism as it pertains to Kansas City-area churches. While the author...

19. Troubles Never Ending for America's Black Farmer Troubles Never Ending for America's Black Farmer July 27-August 2, 2007 Article reports on the plight of African American farmers in the United States, whose numbers have declined rapidly in the last century, and attempts to enact legislation that would provide much needed...