Friday, May 05, 2017
TKC CINCO DE MAYO POWER RANKINGS!!! CELEBRATE TOP FIVE KANSAS CITY STRONGEST CHICANOS 2017!!!
A bit of background and a cultural teaching moment from the world's most accurate encyclopedia . . .
Chicano or Chicana (also spelled Xicano, Xicana) is a chosen identity of some Mexican Americans in the United States.The term Chicano is sometimes used interchangeably with Mexican-American. Both names are chosen identities within the Mexican-American community in the United States.
The term had its heyday in the 70s but still resonates among our KCMO Westside community who NEVER FORGETS the past . . .
Accordingly . . .
CELEBRATE THESE KANSAS CITY MEXICAN-AMERICAN POWER PLAYERS FOR CINCO DE MAYO 2017!!!
By no means is this a comprehensive list but it does provide a good place to start research about the community that remains the most rapidly growing in Kansas City.
Take a look:
The former Kansas City newsman turned City Hall communications dude is probably the most high-profile Mexican-American in this cowtown and maintains a vast array of media contacts behind the scenes - Where most political influence is accomplished.
Like it or not, the favorite token Latina is the primary Kansas City mouthpiece for Democratic National Committee talking points and her support of the party line has earned her one of the last, precious and coveted spots in print media.
He's a rising star activist and community leader in and around Kansas City Northeast. A growing list of Democratic Party contacts and connections amid changing demographic trends make his work worth watching in the very near future.
Most people don't realize this but Mr. Fierro is the only Mexican-American elected official in Kansas City proper. A write-in school board vote launched his political hopes built upon decades of work at the Mattie Rhodes Center.
Check a really great Pitch profile of this rising star local artist who bridges poetry, painting, music and politics in his work. We've been a fan for quite some time respect this guy's growing influence.
And so . . .
TKC Insider Baseball: Notice that these power players skew toward Kansas City Northeast that's now becoming the epicenter of local Latino community as gentrification claims the homes of most longtime Westside Latino residents.
Still, at the conclusion of Cinco De Mayo we notice the Boulevard is still crowded with lowriders and hipsters at this late hour . . . So there's still a bit of decent people watching to be hand among the First Friday stragglers and late night party people and hotties who may or may not be as good looking as Jessica Burciaga -- who is living proof that immigration over the long term isn't such a bad proposition.
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.