“Why don’t I have a kelly green shirt?” I yelled to no one as I tore through my T-shirt stack and turned a semi-organized pile into a heap of colorful cotton. I grabbed the only green one and ran to my daughter’s room.
The Greater Kansas City Hispanic Heritage Committee presented its 29th annual Fiesta Hispana Friday through Sunday at Barney Allis Plaza. The event featured local and national music groups and folk dancers.
I have no idea about the truth of Michael Brown’s death. But I do know that no police officer goes to work wanting to shoot somebody that day. Some criminals do, though. And it seems to me that they should be the object of public rage and revulsion.
Americans are celebrating the nation’s independence from Great Britain 238 years ago this weekend with fireworks, beer, barbecues, baseball and family reunions. But for some, July 4 is a solemn day to reflect on what it means to be free and who paid the price for our freedom.