Kansas City Legend Alvin Brooks Endures

His work and reputation loom larger than any other Kansas City elected official and whilst he's a champion of civil rights . . . The legacy of the former groundbreaking cop is decidedly more conservative than the current generation of local leaders.

For those who care about the history of KCMO . . . This report is worth a look. Read more . . .

"The best is yet to come": Alvin Brooks celebrates his 89th birthday surrounded by loved ones

KANSAS CITY, Mo - There was a celebration of a life well lived on Sunday afternoon in Kansas City, Missouri. Friends and family met downtown, for the 89th birthday of Alvin Brooks. "The best is yet to come.

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Anonymous said…

He seemed like a nice guy when I saw him one day and I know he has tried to do a lot here in our city but wondering why with the hatred of our President Trump the phrase "The best is yet to come" is being used in this article?????
Anonymous said…
Brooks started the ad Hoc organization in 1977 to supposedly address rising crime in the black community.
And he made a very good living shaking down all the white guilt suburbanites for decades.
But the violence and homicides in KCMO is worse than ever today and the organization is still stumbling along on the taxpayers' dime and other funding.
You might hope that either the organization would change what it's doing or combine with some other "anti-crime nonprofit", but that never seems to happen.
New "organizations" appear, but the tired old failures never go away.
Anonymous said…
Grifters live long lives.
Anonymous said…
All that hard-earned cash from sucking the teat of others has taken the stress off him and allowed him to live a long, good life. Where there's a will, there's a way.
Clayton Bigsby said…
Amazing how the black community simply refuses to see what the problem is
Anonymous said…
Is Isle of Capri in Boonville still his favorite hangout?
Anonymous said…
At least he's been able to slow down the black-on-black crime and the lack of fathers staying with and helping raise their children in the black community. Oh wait ...
Anonymous said…
Still waiting to hear how the murder of two Muslim Teenagers by an Adult Family Member was an example of "racism" and the fault of the KCMO Police Department.
Anonymous said…
How many wearing BLM t shirts will give a dime to the go fund me for those 2 Somali kids to bury them.
Anonymous said…
Ever notice how Alvin never brings up race as a cause for the problems? Ex-Cop that knows what is going on and he has been a warrior for the entire community because he knows a rising tide lifts all boats. He is a good man. The fat black rev's need to listen to him.
Anonymous said…
Just really hard to find a 'good cop', Alvin Brooks is the face of the school to prison pipeline.
Anonymous said…
The face of a well known white supremacist. Celebrate! Whoo hoo.
Anonymous said…
They don't show the back of the pants on the cake because it would fittingly show an ass crack.