POWER MOVE OF THE WEEK: KANSAS CITY URBAN LEAGUE EXEC GWEN GRANT LEADS CRITICISM OF GOV. JAY AMID FERGUSON, MISSOURI CRISIS & HOPEFULLY HEALING!!!
Here's an important look at how the local discourse and the leadership of a Kansas City Power Player contribute to a national discussion.
We'll have more POWER RANKINGS later but this recent advocacy deserves special mention.
THIS WEEK KANSAS CITY'S OWN GWEN GRANT LED THE WAY IN CRITICISM OF GOV. JAY THAT RESULTED IN A BETTER RESPONSE TO FERGUSON, MISSOURI UNREST!!!
New York Times: “I think his historical lack of authentic connections and engagement with the black community is apparent in this situation by what I consider to be a tardy response to what is happening in Ferguson,” said Gwendolyn Grant, the president and chief executive of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City.
Last night Ferguson was peaceful but more recent deets seems to be causing a bit more rage . . . Here are a few important facts on the subject:
Fox4: Ferguson fuming as police release officer’s name and criminal case against Michael Brown
Reuters: Officer in Missouri shooting unaware teen was a suspect: police
USA Today: Read police report from Ferguson, Mo.
KCTV5: Michael Brown suspected of punching store clerk just before death
Hopefully, the peace will continue but tonight it's worth noting that KANSAS CITY LEADS THE DISCUSSION.
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