Kansas City Lean: Chill Day, Campaign Cash, Brookridge Blaze & MAGA March To Victory

Today we try and prove that our bloggy selections often go beyond trashy and extend to classy as we celebrate model, actress, entrepreneur and angel Selita along with her thirst for knowledge that inspires this collection of pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Cowtown Keeps Campers Alive

KC street outreach team provides warming supplies to those without shelter

Anton Washington and Missouri Reps. Michael Johnson and Ashely Bland Manlove handed out winter-wear items to help keep the houseless community warm.

Today's Celebration

Several organizations honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer your time if people can brave the elements.

Crafting Financial Freedom

MLK Day inspires Kansas City G.I.F.T. to bridge racial economic gap on East Side

Organizations like Kansas City G.I.F.T have been inspired by Dr. Martin Lutheran King Jr. and are helping close the racial and economic divide on the East Side.

Either Or . . . 

Chiefs Divisional Round Playoff Game Schedule Set vs. Bills or Steelers

The Kansas City Chiefs divisional round game against the Buffalo Bills or Houston Texans has a time and date set, depending on who wins on Monday.

Bravely Battling JoCo Inferno

Firefighters from Overland Park, Lenexa, Olathe turn back blaze at Brookridge clubhouse

Several agencies helped to battle a a building fire early Monday morning at a clubhouse that was part of the former Brookridge Country Club in Overland Park.

About Local Lit . . . 

New books with Kansas City ties: Friend of Truman, young-adult novels and romance

One of these authors recently died, soon after completing the manuscript of his book about his grandfather, Harry Truman's classmate who became his press secretary.

Former Angel Earns High Praise

Black + Iconic: Style Stories - Selita Ebanks - Black + Iconic: Style Gods | BET

Model and actress Selita Ebanks talks about her first big break, the pressure she felt as the only Black Victoria's Secret Angel and empowering young people through her charity work.

White House Earns EPIC Cash

Joe Biden's reelection campaign raises $97 million in 4th quarter, giving him a record war chest

The Biden campaign said it expects the $97 million raised in the fourth quarter of last year will "lap" the Republican field in fundraising.

MAGA Soon To Earn Definitive Victory

Trump favored to win Iowa caucus as 2024 presidential election kicks off

Donald Trump is the overwhelming favorite to push past his rivals and stake an early claim to the Republican presidential nomination when Iowans brave bone-chilling temperatures on Monday to cast the first votes in the 2024 campaign.

2nd Place Shift

Nikki Haley's 2024 campaign has growing popularity -- and several recent 'stumbles,' experts say

Nikki Haley has seen her 2024 Republican primary standing rise in polling in recent months

European War Daze

Ukraine says it shot down Russian A-50 spy plane

Army chief Gen Valerii Zaluzhnyi said the air force had "destroyed" an A-50 radar detection aircraft.

Holy Land Fighting Persists

'Terror attack' in Israel leaves 1 dead, more than a dozen injured, police say

Two individuals from the West Bank have been arrested after a series of ramming attacks in a city near Tel Aviv, Israel left at least 17 injured, police say.

Holiday Pop Culture Context

Lil Nas X's video for J Christ is endorsed by Church of Satan

The 24-year-old musical artist on Thursday released the music video via his YouTube account , and it had amassed more than 5.1 million views as of Sunday.

Breaking With South Side

Red Bridge loses Ripple Glass bin

"It would be wonderful if we could place the bin back again."

Stay Warm Today . . .

Dangerous cold conditions continue to start your week

Today & tomorrow are First Alert Weather Alert Days

Common, John Legend - Glory is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.