Monday, January 20, 2014

TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY TOP 5 SIGNS 'THE DREAM' IS STILL ALIVE ON MLK DAY 2014!!!



Rather than give into so much cynicism that lurks behind the scenes on this day of celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it's far more productive to celebrate local success in achieving the dream of diversity in Kansas City.

To wit . . .

CELEBRATE THESE KANSAS CITY TOP 5 EXAMPLES OF DIVERSITY ON MLK DAY!!!

We know you'll be inspired by this collection of local efforts that highlights racial unity and progress touted by the Civil Rights Movement.

Check it:

1. The Diverse Crew Of 99%'ers Mic Check And Advocate For A Living Wage For Workers Of Every Demographic



Poverty among the working poor doesn't discriminate. Accordingly, we've been impressed that the remnants of the "Occupy" movement have reached out to the urban core in order to advocate for a a living wage of anywhere from $10 to $15 an hour.

2. The Board For Kansas City Public Schools Hosts A Diverse Crew Of Education Advocates Making Progress Toward Provisional Accreditation



You can't argue with success or even the struggle for success . . . I guess. Anyhoo . . . That's an old pic but you get my point . . . Under the leadership of Director At-Large Airick West, the board of Kansas City Public Schools is a rainbow gang of sorts that totally represents the population of the KCPS for the moment until the Missouri Department Of Education decides to dismantle the whole unaccredited institution.

3. Kansas City Loves Mayor Sly, So We're Totally Not Racist!!!



Mayor Sly is often described as charismatic, well-spoken and likable by so many adoring fans who are mostly comprised of corporate denizens putting forth economic development projects. And while residents of the urban core don't use the same terminology to define the Mayor . . . Like it or not, they voted for him 2 to 1 in an election where the loser also celebrated the diversity of the contest and earned quite a few choice appointments rather than an outright victiry.

4. The Kansas City Black/Brown Coalition Signifies Unity Among Ethnic/Racial Political Factions



The next Council election might feature more than a few divisive contests that pit Black candidates against Latino hopefuls OR this united effort just might have forever altered the face of Kansas City politics and put an end to the at-large districts that were devised when racial segregation was rampant and serve to keep control of the city with the elite and away from po'folk, neighborhoods and minorities.

5. Kansas City Toy Train Streetcar Supporters Represent A Diverse Cross-Section Of Kansas City Consultants



Serious about this one (kinda) . . . At the very least it's nice to see that a few consultants for the streetcar ARE NOT Crossroads hipsters. In fact, toy train consultants in the 3rd District do a much better job being straight forward with their advocacy then Staubio and his crew of fakers who pretend to be civic activists and quietly explain away embarrassing consulting contracts. Nevertheless, in this effort it's important that at least the crew of consultants are diverse . . . Even if its likely the streetcar will never reach the 3rd District.

Accordingly . . .

PLEASE CELEBRATE THESE KANSAS CITY MOMENTS IN DIVERSITY THAT OFFER HOPE FOR RACIAL EQUALITY AND FEEL FREE TO OFFER YOUR OWN MLK DAY INSPIRATION!!!

I'll be back later in the day, right now I'm gonna check out this Chinese place in Northeast that just started serving spring rolls for breakfast.

Developing . . .

38 Comments:

Anonymous said...

TKC, you should have pointed out that the streetcar totally forgot about the west side and northeast.

That's not very diverse!

Anonymous said...

Whack four more and take off the whole week!

Anonymous said...

Number 6: Lewis Duiguid writes his usual time traveling column from the 1960s on MLK Day.

Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention the knockout game. Very popular with black youth just wanting to have a good time.

B Mandingo said...

I be sippin a 45 and smokin a blunt. Later rollin to Plaza and knock out Whitey...then up to Westport to get me a little white girl with a fat ass. That's how this nigga rolls on Luther day.

Anonymous said...

I'll believe the "dream" is progressing when I see the black elites keeping the riff-raff in check. All the good work done by a few is easily forgotten when the east side remains a free-for-all.

Orphan of the Road said...

Dr King spins like a dreidel in his grave as his work has been hijacked by grifters out to line their pockets.

Dr King came to the epiphany the problem was not black-vs-white, rather haves-vs-have nots.

Many people of both races make a very comfortable living keeping the poor whites and blacks dancing to their tune of THOSE PEOPLE.

Another man from Atlanta, Georgia
By the name of Martin Luther King
He shook the land like rolling thunder
And made the bells of freedom ring today

With a dream of beauty that they could not burn away
Just another holy man who dared to be a friend
MY GOD, THEY KILLED HIM !

Anonymous said...

I'll believe the "dream" is progressing when I see the black elites in business instead of government, in professions instead of running non profit scams. Then when I see the average young black man and woman getting a decent education, marrying and raising children in a safe neighborhood then we can be satisfied.

Anonymous said...

on 1. advocate for a living wage by raising the pay of a "can I super size that for you?" those jobs were not meant to raise a family on .. Thank you Cleaver and thank you for not taking credit for the poor job you've done in Congress but dont worry, your black you dont have to worry about re-election.
2. the School Board, you really want to take the focus off of the functional retards and say but arent we a diverse group of people.. you drove the school into the ground and have the balls to keep using tax dollars to fight decisions to discredit the school even though you know its the right thing to day.
3. no audit, hiring outside firms to teach the water department to be nice to customers, shoving projects that have the general public not divided amongst itself but the City against the people who elected them and crime is insane, you cannot go out anymore at night because people are actually scared to do so and this fucked up mayors son might just be the guy leading the home invasion into your house and how does he celebrate it? by bringing tech9 to turn on the mayors tree...really mister mayor? why not bring a crack head to do it? or the guy who makes the first murder to kick off the year.
4. the Urban League and that heifer doesn't live in the inner city but I like the black brown coalition but call it what it is ... the "us against them coalition" dividing the city as if the only minorities are either black or hispanic.
and finally:
5. Do I really need to say anything beyond "the street car fiasco" hope you liked that trip to China, europe etc. to find out who will be building yur toy train that the people you represent pleaded for you NOT to do.
kansas city is without a doubt the most racist dirtiest city I have ever taken residency in, this is not even a home its just a stop over but it has the most ugliest mean self serving people I have ever met in my life and its a shame that my American dream is to someday be able to leave this place.
shame on these elected officials from the mayor to the city council.. I know if you are one of them there is a smile on your face or a defensive thought in your mind but dont worry you fine thieves and carpet baggers you will get back into the political welfare system next election and sponge off the people once again, just ask any member of the city council

Anonymous said...

4000 years and not one native american holiday? You peckerwoods and jungle bunnys are just visitors. Please clean up the mess you made and get the fuck out.

Anonymous said...

there was an American Indian holiday this past year, American Indian Awareness month, valerie Coyazo from KCP&L and michelle word from Burns & Mac proudly moved the black expo to November 1st to block the American Indian Enterprise & Business Council from holding their event.
I went to it when it was moved to the 5th of November and over to Kansas, they had dancers, drummers, tribal leaders, Irene Bedard the actress and not a single representative from those companies showed up because they were boycotting it for some reason.

Gary said...

"4000 years and not one native american holiday?" 4000 years of or from what?

Anonymous said...

If MLK was alive today, and saw how society had changed, and how a bi racial man was President..he would be happy. Then, when he saw all the black on black shootings, abandoned children by black males, he would be pissed. I really think he would be angry to see his people killing each other off through violence and through mass numbers of abortions.


Then, he would see his name on roads in pretty much every major city, and the crime rates in the area surrounding his name. Sad.

Anonymous said...

The man would see that HIS history as a person was rewritten, like Kennedy and that turd over in africa mandela, none of these people were good to anything but their "cause" .. he was a womanizer, liar, and thief but that didn't make his cause any less important, so if he woke up and looked around he would grin if he saw the days, weeks, months that eulogize him, the highways, schools, statues but people killing each other off? I think he would give it no more thought than "dammnnnn thats fucked up"

Anonymous said...

Wont be long before some liberal demands "barack obama day" become a national holiday.

Anonymous said...

When you going to write a real article for once in your life?

Anonymous said...

Oh sorry Gary. I should have said 200 years since we all know that time didn't even start until the pale face arrived.

Anonymous said...

And George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were making moonshine, growing marijuana and fucking their slaves, probably underage slaves at that. Except for the Vatican, do you know of any country that has holidays only to honor certifiable saints?

Anonymous said...

@10:10am the trouble with silent boycotts is that they "cant" say the reason why, because its simply a racist attitude, both of them sit on the hispanic chamber board and I believe both of them sit on the black chamber board which makes sense because one is black and the other is hispanic and they simply don't feel that there is room for the native american to be included in the "minority club" where they hold the contracts and the funding for sustainability.
It is a shame that the president of the united states says to do something to mark american indian awareness and then kcp&l and burns and mac put on a black expo that is usually held in september. I get the news letter from the aiebc and saw exactly what they did. I just cant understand how such huge companies delegate such authority to a couple of employee that go out bullying and pushing their weight around as if "equal rights" belongs solely to the blacks and the browns of this country. talk about evicting the very people who welcomed you in and then you cry about the very exact same thing you are doing to the american indians

meebo said...

I'll go ahead and say it. Some of these commets are pretty intelligent. Not at all what I would have expected. Maybe this place is looking up after all.

Anonymous said...

This country has a holiday for native Americans.
It's called " worthless, drunken, fucking red savage, day"

KC is screwed said...

Who's the old white homeless guy in the top picture?

Byron Funkhouser said...

Its nice to see at least some intelligent comments about the Native Americans. Before the invaders came they had no knowledge of alcohol.

Anonymous said...

Byron, what tribe are you a member of?

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for St. Pats Day so we can tally the alcohol sales with todays alcohol sales. Wish we had weed tourism like Colorado.

Byron Funkhouser said...

I am 1/8 Shawnee, as naturally, was your last mayor. He didn't tell you? I wonder why.

Anonymous said...

@1:12pm funny that coming from you its like the drug dealer who moves into your neighborhood, strings your people out on drugs under the guise of "its good for you", fucks and rapes your women, steals your land, your home, your resources, your hope and then looks down your nose at the very people you screwed and calls them "worthless junkies"
I don't know who you are texting that but who ever you are .. you my friend are the very type of person I reserve that name "nigger" for.

Anonymous said...

How much money is available for all this consultant advice? Instead of asking them what we should do with this boondoggle, hand them all shovels and tell em to start laying track.

Anonymous said...

Byron isnt Byron from greenleaf construction is it? because he has some bullshit card on file saying he's 1,068th blood quantum of some state recognized tribe hiding behind matlacks 8a cert

Anonymous said...

5:26 Greenleaf closed their doors a few weeks back. When you don't know how to run a business, even grifting can't always save you.

Finn Byron's young boy fixation................ said...

12:05, I see nothing wrong with anything G. Washington and T. Jefferson did. Hell I do the same shit. As for Byron being Indian...Byron is just is just a stupid fucking idiot with a computer and a desire to fondle young boys. Call him Finn Byron. Fucking loser.

Anonymous said...

Tony I am so god damn tired of seeing Byron Funkhouser’s shit on these posts all the time. He is ruining your site. He is not from around here and adds nothing to this local blog. His insight is hateful as a rule and does not reflect the views of people or events of Kansas City. He has gotten to the point he only posts to incite and anger people for his own benefit.

Anonymous said...

Damn Byron you are a pathetic, jealous, govt. titty baby! At least your brother despite being a politician isn't such a drain on the taxpayer like you! And 7:07 speaks for a lot of us that visit this site.

Anonymous said...

6:43pm If you were really in the know, you would know that Greenleaf closed its doors because Byron McIntosh has terminal cancer. And 5:26pm...Since you know so much about him, why don't you tell it all? Byron McIntosh is mostly African American, but has a BIA card. He's a minority, no matter how you look at it.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Ms. 9:32

Yes, like a retard, the same paragraph over & over again. Since, you're an asshole, I don't care what you think, especially about me. Are you too fucking stupid to see that. Eventually Tony will start deleting this as spam.

Anonymous said...

Or delete your hatred nonsense. Are you too fucking stupid to see that nobody cares what you think. Fucking Idiot!

Anonymous said...

3:08 They were broke regardless of his health.

Anonymous said...

6:33am...And I'm sure it had absolutely nothing to do with the economy's effect on the construction industry. Do you have any blazing idea of how many businesses have gone under and how many people have lost their jobs, through no fault of their own? Why don't you just be honest and admit that you have a personal agenda against Byron McIntosh?