Tonight we're inspired by the legacy of the angels as we check pop culture, community news and top headlines.
Check TKC news gathering . . .Community Play Uplifts
Officers welcomed a group of about 40 kids to the gym at KCPD South Patrol for a new expansion of the Police Athletic League to south Kansas City. This is part of the first attempt of its kind to expand the PAL program in Kansas City beyond where it operates regularly at its downtown location.
Kansas City Scribe Considers Deadline
Death, which many Americans seem to think is optional, has been my close companion for two years. It's driven me and many others to our knees, in both despondency and prayer. Death - through COVID-19 and such spinoff calamities as mental health breakdowns and economic disasters, plus violence in our streets and now slaughter in Ukraine - often has stolen our confidence, our hope.
Talented Local Offers Inspiration To Live & Laugh . . .
At a little bar called the Rino in North Kansas City, indie comics donning hoodies and jeans file in for Wednesday's weekly open-mic night. Ameerah Sanders glides around with low-key confidence in a sleek outfit: black fitted turtleneck, black pants, black fannie pack. Her magenta lipstick and pink hair beads pop.
Iconic Brand Offers Access
Sofía Jirau, the first Victoria's Secret model with Down syndrome, says she's dreamed about a career in fashion since she was a little girl
Sofía Jirau is now the first Victoria's Secret model with Down syndrome in the brand's history. She announced the collaboration on Tuesday and told Insider she's extremely proud of herself. Jirau, who is Puerto Rican, also said her dream is to dance on stage with Jennifer Lopez.
Vlad's Money Under Attack
The European Union will bar Russian airlines from its airspace as it sends weapons and resources to Ukraine in a historic response to Russia's war on its western neighbor, international officials said Sunday. "We are shutting down EU airspace for Russian-owned, Russian-registered or Russian-controlled aircraft," said Ursula von der Leyen, the head of the European Commission, in a statement.
TKC REMEMBERS: SENATOR ROMNEY WAS RIGHT ABOUT RUSSIA!!!
Romney calls Russian government a 'pariah' and for US to continue 'cranking up the sanctions against 'evil regime'
Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah on Sunday called the Russian government "a pariah" in the wake of the country's invasion of Ukraine and said countries should continue cranking up sanctions against "an evil regime."
Culture War Postscript
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The "stand your ground" self-defense law had been in effect in Florida for more than six years when it became part of the national vocabulary with the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012.
The News Offers Head Check
Not Really Irish Foodie News
It may be half a world away, but the attack on Ukraine is hitting many people hard, psychologists say. These feelings shouldn't be brushed off, but processed and addressed so that you can help others, they say, with advice on how exactly to do that.
Shamrock Shake fans, get ready to countdown to your lucky day. McDonald's announced Wednesday that it will bring back its popular mint-flavored shake to participating restaurants nationwide for a limited time starting Feb. 21. It will be joined by the Oreo Shamrock McFlurry, which first debuted in February 2020 in honor of the shake's 50th anniversary.
Check The Community Conversation
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, Publisher Michael Bushnell sits down with Kansas City Museum's Director of Inclusive Learning and Creative Impact Glenn North for a conversation about Black history in Kansas City. It's a meandering conversation that hits a lot of high points in today's ongoing conversation about race and its part in our history.
Off-Season Switcheroo Underway
The Chiefs have plenty of options regarding the 2022 NFL Draft, but one strategy we don't hear a ton about is the possibility of trading down. This year especially, given the lack of top-shelf QB talent, trading down, out of the first round to be specific, could be a viable option for the Chiefs.
Forecast For The Week Ahead
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And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight.