Saturday, January 21, 2017

TKC TOP 5 OPEN THREAD: KANSAS CITY WOMEN'S MARCH ON WASHINGTON TODAY!!!



Today, a mass demonstration of women marching on Washington D.C. in opposition to allegations of sexism against President Trump also enjoys solidarity with a protest in Kansas City.

Accordingly, here's an alternative view contrary to so much mainstream media talking point coverage . . .

CHECK THE TKC TOP FIVE CHALLENGES CONFRONTING THE KANSAS CITY LADY PROTESTERS AGAINST TRUMP!!!

While blind support of political ladies is encouraging, our blog community stands for analytical consideration and critical thinking in order to clarify perspectives and create greater understand.

And so, to start the conversation, here are some concerns . . .

Isn't This Protest Just Doubling Down On Hillary Clinton Presidential Defeat???


At the end of the day and despite popular vote dominance, Hillary Clinton was defeated. Her LOSING strategy focused on women's rights, breaking the glass ceiling and standing against allegations of Trump misogyny . . . The electoral college and millions of Americans REJECTED those ideas because of Hillary Clinton's divisive leadership and this march seems to be reinforcing this FAILED selling proposition.

Count The Money: The March Also Serves As An EPIC Fundraiser For Controversial And Democratic Party Aligned Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus


When they say it's not about the money . . . It's about the money. It's always about the money.

Today's Kansas City protest has garnered more than the $10K fundraising goal with the Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus serving as the fiscal agent of this march. This is an important fact that is not being reported by local MSM and speaks to the Democratic Party organization behind the scenes and NOT the so-called grassroots uprising that is being touted.

Jackson County Legislative Chair Crystal Williams Comeback Despite Missouri Democratic Party Chaos She Created???


Women are dying and being sexually assaulted at the Jackson County Jail while this political hack has said virtually NOTHING about the horrific injustice. Instead, Kansas City's worst elected official uses gender identity politics as a weapon against any questions or adversaries who question her overall FAILURE to fulfill campaign promises or protect the interests and concerns of her constituents. The antics of Crystal Williams wasted tens of thousands of dollars during the Missouri Presidential election cycle wherein Democrats were SWEPT OUT by the GOP and lost all statewide offices.

What About So Many Women Who Support President Trump???


Like it or not, about 42 percent of women voters sided with President Trump. Among working class white women the number skyrockets to 62 percent. So, when we talk about listening to the voices of women . . . It's important to realize that a great many women stand behind Trump and his "America First" agenda.

Will Marching Women Identity Politics Spurn Support From Like-Minded Men???


In the final analysis . . . The "women's march" threatens to turn a great many men away simply because the title does not invite a diverse coalition and instead speaks to exclusivity and a narrow view of all those who support human rights beyond mere demographic or partisan lines.

And so . . .



Whilst our TKC blog community DELIGHTS IN THE IDEA OF WOMEN COMING TOGETHER . . . Reality contradicts today's political talking points and respectful but firm questions we're thrusting forth repeatedly serve to penetrate the gash of mere partisan cheerleading in order to dig deeper and ultimately plant a seed of true equality for every resident of Kansas City and this nation.

ONGOING KANSAS CITY HYDE PARK BURGLARY CRISIS INSPIRES NEIGHBORS TO LOOK BEYOND POLICE PROTECTION!!!



For more than a year Hyde Park has endured an EPIC crime spree that includes home invasions, violent teen flash mobs and near riot conditions on some weekends. The response from local elected leaders and authorities hasn't seemed to impress these residents.

So they're taking matters into their own hands.

Take a look:

Fox4: Overwhelming number of break-ins motivate Hyde Park neighbors to take a stand

Deets:

"A group of people living in the South Hyde Park neighborhood said they are no longer solely relying on police to patrol their neighborhood, and are taking matters into their own hands. Ruth Schmidt, who is helping organize the effort, said the group is looking at several different options which include hiring security, purchasing surveillance cameras or volunteering to patrol the neighborhood themselves . . ."

And so . . .

WILL THIS KANSAS CITY NEIGHBORHOOD MOBILIZATION WORK OR DO THESE LOCALS NEED TO TALK OPENLY ABOUT ARMING THEMSELVES AND/OR MOVING???

Developing . . .

NEW KANSAS CITY DEAD TREE MEDIA EDITORIAL BOARD IS ALL WHITE!!!

On the latest refresh of the Kansas City Star Editorial Board there's NOT A SINGLE AFRICAN-AMERICAN PERSON and only a token Latina who was raised in the suburbs and talks like a Valley Girl well into middle-age . . . Also, good luck capturing that "millennial" crowd with a crew that's all over 50.

Take a peek and tell us what you think about this crew and their horrible website and paper still struggling with delivery problems to their JoCo base . . . Introducing The Star's Editorial Board

Kansas City Outpaces Struggling St. Louis

A painful admission for a pundit from across the State but one of the few points of pride that just about every resident in Kansas City can agree upon . . . For all of our problems, at least we're not STL. Take a look: Messenger: In this Missouri tale of two cities, Kansas City shines, St. Louis sputters

OLD SCHOOL KANSAS CITY AIRPORT STAYS WINNING AMID RECORD TRAFFIC!!!



Yet another FACT CHECK for all those MCI critics who bemoan one of the most convenient local transit opinions available in this town that continues to meet extraordinary demand with only 2/3 terminals working. Take a look:

Annual Passengers at Kansas City International Airport Exceed 11 Million in 2016

Money line . . .

Kansas City Director of Aviation Pat Klein: “Our 32nd consecutive month of traffic growth was highlighted by the airline industry’s continual shift toward larger aircraft combined with a strong holiday travel period. Competitive air fares and multiple nonstop flight options continue to make Kansas City International Airport the airport of choice for travelers in the four-state region . . ."

Developing . . .

The Kansas City Saturday News Look



Josephine Skriver inspires just a bit of thought regarding the Kansas City news scene as we approach mid-morning . . . Here's a quick look at what the locals are providing. Take a peek:

City Hall Small Biz Help???
KCMO.gov " The Cornerstone Companies joins Lead Bank and KCMO to help small businesses
Local Downward Trending Line
Kansas City Southern Results Pressured by Weak Energy Market
Kansas City Traffic Tragedy Report
Two killed, one injured in crash on Prospect
Another Season Of Hype
Eric Hosmer exemplifies Royals' need to evolve on offense
Cowtown Thin Ice
U.S. Figure Skating Championships draw visitors of all ages to Kansas City
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

SHOW-ME SEN. CLAIRE McCASKILL AGAINST VIOLENT PREZ TRUMP PROTESTERS!!!

Missouri's top politico stands up for law and order amid the transition of power. Here's the aftermath . . . Claire McCaskill Scolds Rioters: Nothing More Un-American Than Protesters Who Aren't Peaceful

Fracking Kansas Earthquake Crisis Continues

From the central part of the state but still important when it comes to identifying a bigger trend that's becoming a growing problem beneath the surface . . . Kansas records eight earthquakes for the week

Show-Me Union Crackdown Coming Soon

Quick reminder that he consequences to GOP hegemony across the state will now cost organized labor dearly . . . Developing . . . Missouri House Passes Right to Work

Kansas City Socialism & Making New Friends!!!



Quick peek at social media recruiting for alternative political movements in the Crossroads and among locals just getting involved in politics without much context about lofty political promises and ensuing economic collapse.

Take a look:

"The Kansas City Democratic Socialists of America was founded in January 2017 to radically transform society. Local and national economies and governments turn on an axis of private profits and power for the few. In a democratic socialist society, these institutions will revolve around human needs and the power of the many, the people. Alongside capitalism, so too the scourges of racism and bigotry, patriarchy and sexism, homophobia and transphobia, nationalism and war, and other social ills will be confronted and defeated . . ."

Developing . . .

The Kansas City Bungalow Explained

Great bit of local architectural history currently under attack, even in Midtown. Take a look: Small bungalows lined Belleview, Jarboe in 1940

Fact Check: PREZ Trump Inauguration Was NOT Kansas City Royals World Series Parade

Social media sometimes ruins memories but THANKFULLY the Internets is also there to fact check . . . Special thanks to our blog community for sending this one: Do These Twitter Images Depict Trump Inauguration Crowds?

Kansas City Newsie Chatter This Week



Once again we check the weekly tribute to the tyranny of consensus among people paid to share "opinions" outlined by political consultants and tested against market research by way of politicos asking for more corporate welfare to satisfy their corporate benefactors . . . Also, the local conversation works this way because disagreeing with people is no longer allowed neither right nor left who have mostly retreated to their own fantasy social-media and pay cable eco-chamber worlds.

Check-it . . .

"Nick Haines, Dia Wall, Steve Kraske, Mike Ferguson and Dave Helling discuss the local impact of Trump's inaguaration, MO Governor Eric Greiten's State of the State address and his cuts to higher education, the debate over April's infrastructure bond issue, efforts to reduce the punishment for marijuana possession in KCMO, the MO supreme court decision on minimum wage and the OP mayor's race."

Take a look:



You decide . . .

Friday, January 20, 2017

Kansas City Weekly Power Rankings!!!



Finishing one of the most highly trafficked days in TKC blogging history. Almost as big as the lovely All-American modeling assets of London Andrews. But not quite . . .

Let's take a VERY QUICK look at the local winners in Kansas City this week . . .

Kansas City Mayoral Contender 3rd District At-Large Councilman Quinton Lucas


HE BROKE UP THE BIG CITY HALL BLANK CHECK . . . He made the GO BOND ask more manageable on the upcoming April ballot. More importantly, he stood up to Mayor Sly James . . . AND WON.

1st District Council Lady Heather Hall


She's on record asking important questions about transparency and letting voters know EXACTLY what they're approving when we talk bond issues.

2nd District Council Lady Teresa Loar


The local lady veteran has a better understanding of KCMO politics than just about anyone at 12th & Oak. She played THE LONG GAME and championed the animal shelter issue that's the only thing about people really want to approve. She has been thinking YEARS AHEAD of other politicos and her strategy will help Kansas City animal rights activists get the kind of new facility that this town so desperately needs.

Kansas City Metro Conservatives


Today was the start of the Trump-era. His disciples can't be ignored, instead they now take center state in Kansas City and all over the world. 

Carnival Of Kansas City Protest


The delicate dance betwixt protesters & police can either display the magnificence of our Democracy . . . Or the impending collapse of a great society. Kansas City has many ongoing disputes but a strength of this town is our ability to agree to disagree.

And so . . .

At the end of the day, the world has either dramatically changed or not so much. You decide . . . 



As always, this list has been compiled according to scientific TKC polling and market research data and it's a weekly comprehensive guide to local powerful people.

TKC MUST SEE!!! ACTIVIST ALONZO WASHINGTON INVESTIGATES MISSING STRIP CLUB WORKER TONI ANDERSON AND INTERNETS 'SUGAR DADDY' CONNECTION!!!



Kansas City's most prolific anti-crime activist touts another important facet of a recent missing person's case that MSM overlooks . . .

Take a look:



For those who aren't familiar with "Sugar Daddy" sites . . . This article explains it perfectly:

Vanity Fair - Daddies, “Dates,” and the Girlfriend Experience: Welcome to the New Prostitution Economy

Along with this information, Mr. Washington encourages locals to give tips to police and directs the search in manner that's far more effective than some media outlets desperately clinging to the notion that this search has anything to do with "college student" activities and not the adult entertainment/sex industry dark side of Kansas City.

Developing . . .

Kansas City Dead Tree Media Columnist Mary Sanchez: Defender Of The Constitution???

Everything old is new again and now local "progressive" pundits taking DNC talking points attempt to consider serious Constitutional and LIBERTY issues they've ignored for the past 8 years. Like how the former Prez Obama done strike program killed more than 100 innocent civilians according to recent reports. Here's a Kansas City farm team example of the stuff that's being parroted across MSM . . . When fear rules, constitutional rights get trampled

UPCOMING LOW TURNOUT KANSAS CITY APRIL VOTE DECIDES EPIC TAX BURDEN

Just a reminder that these important questions are ALWAYS put on ballots that most people skip in order to keep residents under the illusion that we live in a Democracy. Take a peek: KCMO City Council roundup: April 4 election ballot set

Kansas City Congressman Cleaver Seyz President Trump Should Apologize!!!



Money line from the latest update from Kansas City's top ranking elected official . . .

"The most symbolic but impactful and far reaching action President Trump can take, would be to express regret over his years of headlining the baseless, but bothersome, birther movement. Communicating a sincere mea culpa, contrary to popular belief, is not an act of timidity, but rather a sign of toughness. True strength comes from a willingness to display humility."

Read the whole thing here ore after the jump . . .

E.C. From DC: An Apology Shows Humility

Fear This Meth Town Mugshot

Authorities seek a conversation in the worst part of the Kansas City metro. Take a peek: Police looking for person of interest in Independence homicide

Forever Exiled: Kansas City Black Panther Leader Passed Over By Former Prez Obama

The Civil Rights era distant past fades from memory for all but a few local denizens and this story can now be consigned to history: No pardon for former KC Black Panthers leader

The Kansas City Friday Night Look



Hottie model and high ranking fashionista Jessica Jane inspires this collection of Kansas City after work links and a roundup of some of the stories we found interesting. Take a peek:

Kansas City Is The Bomb
KC construction crew finds explosive
Life On The Cowtown Outskirts
2 men attempt to steal 4 horses in Johnson County
Country Club Beat Down Case
Victims of two 2015 Plaza beatings pursue lawsuits over brain injuries
Fear Local Street Life
Woman wants Kansas City to take responsibility for car damage from poorly maintained roads
Rock Chalk Voter Rights Protection
Kobach Files Ninth Case Of Alleged Voter Fraud
Celebrate City Hall Scheme Hype
Financial analysis says Foutch has capacity to repurpose Kemper Arena
Highbrow Cowtown Football Fanboys
The Story Of The Chiefs, One Of Kansas City's 'Great Pleasures'
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

LOCAL PREZ TRUMP INAUGURATION DAY PROTEST DRAWS EPIC AND PEACEFUL CROWD IN MARCH ACROSS KANSAS CITY!!!



On the steps of City Hall, Kansas City Trump protesters occupy 12th & Oak in a peaceful march that DOMINATED the city today.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THIS KICK-ASS PHOTOG FOR AN ICONIC PICTURE THAT DEFINES KANSAS CITY POLITICS TODAY!!!

Reports from the scene reveal that police are flying a drone over the crowd but the protesters are unshaken and in compliance with the law.

This protest is one of the biggest in recent memory with very little opposition or rebuttal except online . . .

THIS DAY BELONGS TO PREZ TRUMP PROTESTERS IN KANSAS CITY AS THEY SEND A POWERFUL MESSAGE ABOUT THEIR RESISTANCE!!!

Developing . . .

LIKE IT OR NOT, KANSAS CITY HATES PRESIDENT TRUMP RIGHT NOW!!!



This week's Pitch cover takes the publication back to its glory days when it was nothing more than an afterthought, hobbist rag only read by a handful of undesirables in order to get concert info . . . The good times continue with an amateurish cartoon and even worse column lamenting political reality.

Additionally, at the outset of the week our blog community talked Trump protest in Kansas City. And now it's news FACT.

Check the roundup of the protest in Kansas City streets right now.

It's worth considering that there's no significant counter demonstration or defense of President Trump despite his OVERWHELMING POPULAR VOTE ELECTION VICTORY IN BOTH MISSOURI AND KANSAS . . . And while the inauguration speech was kinda dark and angry . . . Most people agree with the "America First" rhetoric and there were a few hopeful notes about unity in between attacks against elected officials on both the left and right.

Here's protest "news" after our TKC discussion . . .

KCUR: Activists See Opportunity For Engagement As Thousands Attend Kansas City Protest

KCTV5: Thousands in Kansas City plan to march against Trump

FB: Trump Inauguration Protest - Kansas City

You decide . . .

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! WOMAN DEAD AT JACKSON COUNTY JAIL AMID MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES!!!



We've confirmed this with a few Jackson County Insiders and now that story is starting to make waves with newsies . . .

FIRST ON TKC . . . JACKSON COUNTY JAIL LADY DEATH PUTS MORE PRESSURE ON EXEC FRANK WHITE!!!

Here's an important political perspective on the tragedy . . .

Another sketchy death at the Jackson County jail

All of this morning, the Frank White administration is working in all-out overdrive to keep the details of another questionable death in the county jail from reaching the public and the media. Late last night a female was brought into the jail on a relatively minor violation. She was telling the staff she DESPERATELY needed medical attention was constantly ignored (this staff conduct is totally inexplicable because there is medical staff ON SITE that could have simply went and checked on her, rather than ignore her). When the administration went to check on her this morning, voila, she was dead.

This is another in a LONG line of Frank White f$#% ups at the jail in the year he's been in office: Hushed up homicide suspect escapes,multiple rapes, assaults, sketchy deaths, sheriff and fed search warrants that uncovered loads drugs of other contraband recently smuggled into the jail, CELL DOORS THAT DON"T LOCK, and on and on. Look for lazy gamey STAR, and the MSM to continue to ignore one of the biggest stories unfolding in local government: How the INCOMPETENCE of the Frank White administration is LITERALLY killing people in our community. But hey, back in '85 he sure could range to his left and get that ball............
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In fairness, here's the statement from the County that contradicts testimony from insiders by way of a statement from an institution that was recently under federal investigation . . .

Jackson County sends its sincere condolences to the family for the loss of their loved one.

At approximately 10 a.m., on Jan. 19, an individual was brought to the Detention Center by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office for holding pursuant to an active arrest warrant related to an alleged probation violation. In accordance with our procedures, the individual was screened by a medical professional upon arrival to our facility. While the individual was still being held in our intake unit, and before the individual was processed into our facility as an inmate, they were again seen by medical staff. It is at this point that the individual became unresponsive. Paramedics were immediately called and lifesaving measures, including CPR and the use of an AED device, were rendered by our medical staff until paramedics arrived. In consultation with emergency medicine personnel at Truman Medical Centers, the individual was pronounced dead a short time later. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was notified and responded to our facility.

We will not be identifying the individual at this time, to allow law enforcement an opportunity to notify the individual’s family.
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MSM NEWS UPDATE after TKC BLOG COMMUNITY BROKE THIS STORY . . .

KMBC: Female inmate dies at Jackson County jail

Examiner: KC woman waiting to be processed as inmate dies in county jail

KSHB: Woman dies in Jackson County Detention Center

Developing . . .

Craig Welcomes Kevin Farley



Weekend note from our pal Craig . . .

Craig Glazer: Stanfords Comedy Welcomes Kevin Farley This Weekend

Kevin Farley, yes the brother of Chris Farley, is on fire these days. His tv series, STILL THE KING is the top rated show on CMT with Billy Ray Cyrus. Kevin has several new movies and tv shows, one that is funny and different, he plays 'Al Capone' on Drunken History, new show. Yes he looks like his brother but has his own style and is very funny. Kevin produced and starred in 'I Am Chris Farley' as well.

Farley has been on tour but is shooting season two of Still The King now so its been crazy for him. Kevin had a long run in Vegas at the Tropicana. He now is in KC headed for St. Louis next. It's taken him several years to get his own show. Farley was a regular on Just Shoot Me and featured on several other hit shows like Curb and Monk.

The media loves him as he did every local tv and radio show we could in a couple mornings. See him tonight at Stanfords or Saturday night, 745/945 pm. Call for tix 913-400 7500 or online stanfordscomedyclub.com. Coming up Chris Franjola, Chelsea, her new show on Netflix, host of Sons of Anarchy and Howard Stern's 'Stuturring John' John Mendez. Time to get out of the house and get some laughs folks. Have a nice weekend.
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Kansas City Homicide #7: Deadly Northeast Car Crash Now Counts As Homicide

Aftermath of a horrific scene earlier this week . . . Our favorite urban core newspaper has the deets: Fatal wreck in Northeast now considered a homicide

Kansas City La Migra Crackdown Coming Soon

The Great American war against radical Islamic terrorism starts with targeting housekeepers, gardeners, roofers college students and kitchen workers . . . Thousands in KC could be deported when Trump takes office

Kansas City Chicken Shack Gunfire Robbery

Kansas City crime continues unabated . . . Call this a lunch time link: Man robs KFC, fires shot into wall, police say

Kansas City Link Look Right Now . . .



Quick peek and review of some of the more important links for right now. Take a look:

More Kansas City Big Money Ask Deets
Kansas City Council Approves Infrastructure Bond, Marijuana Ordinance For April Ballot
City Hall Celebrates More Luxury Life
Incentives-free apartment development near Plaza gets unanimous KC Council approval
Fight For $15 Threatens Special Needs Jobs
The Vanishing Jobs: KCTV5 takes you inside a local industry at risk
Still Waiting For Kansas Sky To Fall
Defending Governor Sam Brownback's Budget Proposal
Football Highlight Reel
Kansas City Chiefs: Top stories from 2016
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

Show-Me Sen. Roy Blunt Playing Trump Inauguration MC Today

Quick tribute to Missouri's top GOP politico serving as hype man right now . . . Blunt puts finishing touches on job as inaugural chairman

Kansas City Home Blogging

Quick look at some fun items for the last remaining Kansas City home owners from our favorite local real estate blogger . . . Friday Links - Kansas City Love, Colorful Decorating, and a New Appliance Color - At Home in Kansas City

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! MISSING STRIP CLUB WORKER TONI ANDERSON BOYFRIEND'S TWITTER GOES DARK AS INTERNETS SUSPICION & FRUSTRATION GROW!!!



Overnight the case of missing strip club worker Toni Anderson has escalated and become more worrisome.

Here's the word . . . In top 5 form . . .

1. Toni Anderson's Boyfriend Is Under Fire On Twitter And NOW His Account Is Dark

Certainly nothing wrong with taking a break from social media during a stressful time . . . Amid a lot of inquires into his past interactions with the law and other deets .  . . Media has contacted him and communicated with him @AscenderellaMan and now he's not there . . .

2. Alonzo Washington Still Hoping For Strip Club Worker Return . .



In Kansas City, he's been doing most of the heavy lifting in terms of info that isn't officially sanctioned by the PD.

3. The Go Fund Me Page Is Raising A Lot Of Suspicions . . .

Call it healthy skepticism or Internets hateration. Early reports had the boyfriend starting the account and now the mom is REPORTEDLY listed as the main driver behind the effort. Again, when the story changes so quickly . . . Locals can't help but answer questions. And most of the reaction to the fundraising effort has been SHOCKINGLY negative.

4. Wichita TV Stations Working To CENSOR Any Media Talk Of Strip Club Work

Strip club workers deserve prayers too but coverage of last night's prayer vigil went to extreme lengths to identify the young woman as a "college student" and not an adult entertainment/sex industry worker.

5. Authorities Often Love Releasing Bad News Late Friday . . . And Throughout The Weekend

Just sayin' 

Brief aside . . .

New credit card info offers more tracking deets:

Daily Mail: ATM card belonging to missing strip club waitress called Vanity was used at gas station AFTER she was pulled over by police - then her GPS stopped working

Still . . .

Kansas City Police work hard to offer the public all of the relevant and OFFICIAL info on a case but it's at their discretion as to timing when it comes to the really weird stuff . . . Like that time when the Council lady wanted to argue over getting towed . . .But I digress . . . So look for the slower B-Team news cycle to turn up some interesting tidbits and hopefully more information verified by authorities about this local high drama.

Developing . . .

AFTERMATH: MAYOR SLY JAMES LOSES KANSAS CITY GO BOND FIGHT!!!



We warned about this yesterday morning and last night it became news fact . . .

Mayor Sly wanted all the GO bond ask to fit into one big bill . . . City Council split it into three different issues

Here's a better look at how it breaks down . . .



The doggie issue looks like an easy win but the two other questions will face more scrutiny . . . In fairness, given lackluster voter turnout . . . All of this might be an easy win for City Hall.

Still, there's an opportunity to push back against higher taxes and Question 1 still has yet to define terms and talk about SPECIFIC projects to address.

Developing . . .

KANSAS CITY TALKS PEACEFUL TRANSITION TO PREZ-ELECT TRUMP TONIGHT!!!



Powerful imagery inspired this share of an important Kansas City urban core conversation tonight . . .

Tonight! Friday, January 20

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Michelle T. Johnson will facilitate a discussion titled "A Peaceful Transition of Power" at Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey 

(KCFAA), 1714 E 18th Street. There is limited seating for this event. Please RSVP to ada@kcfaa.org or by calling (816)471-6003 ext. 0.

Join Tyrone Aiken, Chief Artistic Officer as we discuss the importance of diversity as our nation transitions power. Share your thought and ideas, hopes and fears in a safe environment.
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Michelle T. Johnson, a writer, public speaker and diversity consultant/trainer whose column, "Diversity Diva," has appeared in the business section of the Kansas City Star since 2008.

Tyrone Aiken, choreographer, teacher, dancer and arts administrator is the Chief Artistic Officer for KCFAA. Tyrone received the Robert A. and Dr. Phyllis Bernstein Humanitarian Award from the Jewish Family and Children Services, the Bank of America Neighborhood Hero Award and the Pinnacle Award for Arts excellence from the Johnson County Library in addition to traveling to the White House to accept the Coming Up Taller award for AileyCamp. He also served on the board of directors for Parks and Recreation of Kansas City Missouri, the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, the KC Arts Commission and the City of Fountains Foundation and as a panelist for the National Endowment For the Arts, Missouri Arts Council and Kansas Arts Commission.
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TKC BLOG COMMUNITY TOLD YOU SO!!! KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY JAMES STALLS 'FIGHT FOR $15' FAIR WAGE VOTE!!!

True to form . . . Mayor Sly talked a big game about this issue during election season but now drags his feet to put the issue before voters . . . Despite High Court Order, Kansas City Minimum Wage Ordinance Won't Be On April Ballot

Fear Kansas City Northland Gunfire

Critical injuries reporting in this shooting in a not so nice part of KCMO across the bridge . . . Person suffers life-threatening injuries in apartment complex shooting

Kansas City Friday Early Link Look



This morning we start our link love with a peek of Lucy Vixen from the days of way back, in top form and forever in our hearts . . . Also, here are the local links we're checking right now . . .

McTavish Sets The Agenda
6 Moving Things To Do In Kansas City This Weekend
Show-Me Union Death Rattle
Missouri Republicans push right-to-work bill forward
War Closer To Home Than We Realize
Stealth bombers take off from Whiteman A.F.B., kill 80 ISIS militants
Rock Chalk Docs Against Gun Rights
University of Kansas Hospital supports revised concealed carry law
Sound Of Concert Season Coming Soon
Tech N9ne, Royal Teeth and the Lumineers topline your next concert week
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

TKC MUST READ: TROPIC OF KANSAS!!!

Not exactly fan fiction but an alternative look at the arts scene quickly turning the Prez-Elect into a(n even bigger) joke: Read: an excerpt from Tropic of Kansas, a spookily prescient comic dystopia about trumpism

Show-Me La Migra Crackdown Lesson

Missouri continues war against college students both foreign and domestic . . . Between state and national policy undocumented students brace for an uncertain future

Kansas City Union Station In Red, White And Blue On Inauguration Day 2017



Downtown Kansas City tribute to national healing and unity that doesn't really exits but makes for a nice sentiment amid the worsening culture war.

Developing . . .