Parents raising non-black children fret over how to teach them about stranger danger without making them overly fearful. Parents raising black children have a more wrenching conversation: explaining to their children that they may be viewed as the dangerous stranger because of the color of their skin.
There are many avenues for buying and selling goods inexpensively, including flea markets, thrift stores, garage sales, estate sales and antique stores. But consignment shops differ by the way they benefit multiple parties. Shoppers save money over retail. Consigners earn income. And good furniture doesn’t end up in the landfill.
Chipotle’s free all-day festival was held Saturday in Penn Valley, returning to Kansas City for a second year. The festival featured cooking demonstrations, live music, food exhibits, games and local food vendors. About 23,000 people attended the event in 2015. It was also held in Phoenix in April and will be in Miami in November.
If you find yourself in Bolivar, Mo., look down. The southwest Missouri town launched a community art project that has families painting, hiding and finding rocks together. Other towns have copied the idea, including some in the Kansas City area.
Joey Thomas and NaTasha Williams teach fearlessness and self-empowerment to their two black daughters. Because, he says, “You have to be twice as good as a black person. But you have to be twice as good as that as a black woman. That’s four times as good.”
Fay Ferrando never feared harm from police growing up in the Kansas City area. It was only in the past four years that the single black mom of three felt she needed to have “the talk.” The goal: “To make stops by police as peaceful and brief as possible.”
Bukeka Blakemore and her husband, who live in Overland Park, have three sons and one grandson. She posted a raw Facebook Live video after learning of the Philando Castile shooting, saying she “can’t take it anymore.” But she still believes diversity in the police force will help ease tensions.
Amanda and Kenton Campbell, who live in Brookside, have a mixed daughter and adopted son from Haiti. “I’m so past the warm and fuzzy point,” the 36-year-old mom says. “When people are like ‘I don’t want to see (race), I don’t want to hear about it,’ that doesn’t exist for me.”
I didn’t come to Ark Encounter as an atheist. I came as a mainstream Christian, and two things bothered me: Answers in Genesis’ claim that its pseudo-science is “true” Christianity, and some critics’ assumption that all Christians are anti-science rubes.
While the federal Affordable Care Act means more people have insurance, one health care administrator explained, “What is missing in the process is that you have coverage that only kicks in at a certain level.”
JCCC professor Andrea Broomfield has written the first comprehensive culinary history of Kansas City. Westport marks the birthplace of our food, beverage and hospitality industry. Broomfield outlines the historical highlights of her book, then leads a video walking tour of Westport.
Kari Kovzan of Leawood had an eating disorder and gluten intolerance, but she’s found joy in food again. Kovzan eliminated gluten, dairy and eggs from her diet and began using a slow cooker to prepare meals. Try her slow cooker recipe for Cilantro Lime Fish Tacos.
JCCC professor Andrea Broomfield writes the first comprehensive culinary history of Kansas City. Kelly’s Westport Inn marks the birthplace of our food, beverage and hospitality industry. The Star’s Q&A outlines some of the most important food themes then joins Broomfield for a video walking tour.
Tammy LjungbladThe Kansas City Star
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