Global economic predictions are dire as the pandemic continues along with protest against police brutality and social injustice.
A scary headline that recently captured our attention:
IMF set to slash economic forecasts and warns of a crisis ‘unlike anything the world has seen’
Luckily, this blog is all about viewing the news through an alternative lens and maybe even finding a bright side to share with so many angry, keyboard warriors.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY BIZ EMERGES DEDICATED TO THE FIGHT AGAINST RACISM!!!
Sure, The Plaza is never going to recover the the damage of the riots and horrific property devaluations but new biz in the social media era seeks to profit by way of selling idea without the cheap merch manufactured in China.
And so . . .
Locals hustling to connect their biz to the struggle for social justice are in the midst of a Renaissance.
Whilst protest and riots started a couple of weeks ago . . . Many progressive journalists encouraged patronage of African-American owned biz and started this trend. HOWEVER, the only problem was that so many of those places are traditionally conservative and merely seek to turn a profit in their respective endeavors - Not change the world.
Accordingly . . .
A new brand of local biz has emerged which seeks patronage to directly combat local racism. Right now the market is seemingly limitless, recently millions of bucks were mistakenly raised for a Black Lives Matter group not associated with movement. However, for those with open hearts, minds and wallets . . . Handing over a few bucks for ANY cause will purchase peace of mind along with a great story to inflict on friends & family.
And so these news items offer a peek at the rapidly changing marketplace of ideas . . .
Check the links . . .
Kansas City Tripping Over Legacy Of Privilege
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As Black Lives Matter protests continue across the country, people in Kansas City want to keep the conversation about social issues going. Two people, along with their friends are doing that by setting up what they call a privilege walk in Hyde Park.
Exploring Kansas City Monumental Racism
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - There are those special moments, like a child's first catch or a ride on the swing set. These are the memories families have cherished at Swope Park for decades. For Erik Stafford, a visit to the swimming pool was the highlight of summer.
RISE UP WITH KANSAS CITY TASTY WOKE CARBS!!!
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Bakers Against Racism KC sold over 1,200 pastries. Proceeds from the sale go to the Urban League of Greater Kansas City. The group hopes to help minorities in the community secure economic self-reliance and civil rights. They partnered with local bakeries and restaurants .
Developing . . .