Schools must address the silencing effect they have on children and how it shapes the “academic failure for students of color, poor students and a host of other oppressed students,” educator Christopher B. Knaus writes.
In the last five years the U.S. Postal Service has closed one post office on Independence Avenue in the Northeast area of Kansas City and severely reduced the hours of a second branch at St. John and Hardesty avenues.
The latest allegations are against Shanghai Husi Food Co., owned by OSI Group of Aurora, Ill. The China Food and Drug Administration has ordered an investigation into all of the company’s food factories in five Chinese provinces, the official New China News Agency reports.
The goal of Unbound, based in Kansas City, Kan., is to empower women in 21 developing countries to improve the lives of children and families. President Barack Obama needs to see this 33-year-old anti-poverty agency, which receives no government funds, to understand how it could help stem the flow of unaccompanied children crossing into the U.S. illegally.
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The nation’s many wars afterward and the continuing draft caused the percentage of veterans in Congress to steadily increase to a high in 1971 of nearly 80 percent in the Senate and close to 75 percent in the House. But since then the numbers have continued to decline.
the United States has the best health care system on the planet but lags behind other developed countries in the global battle against HIV and AIDS, a new United Nations study reports. It cites a decline in awareness and inadequate treatment as reasons.
A memorial for the 114 persons killed and more than 200 others injured is planned for a site in Hospital Hill Park at 22rd Street and Gillham Road in Kansas City. So far pledges, cash and in-kind donations amount to about $383,000.
Our “New World” is vastly richer and more welcoming in diversity than the one that Christopher Columbus encountered when he landed in the Americas in 1492. We can only hope to heal more with each passing generation.
At 17 percent of the U.S. population now, Hispanics surpass African Americans as the country’s largest minority group. By 2060, the Latino population is projected to be 129 million, or 31 percent of the U.S. total.