One thing seems to have united people at rallies and protests in Ferguson, Mo. — Michael Brown’s death on Aug. 9 has to change America. No one likes the ongoing narrative of young, unarmed black men being shot to death by police.
The gifts I recently mailed to my daughters were shirts I bought in February at Bartle Hall at the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Lawmakers going to Washington, Jefferson City and Topeka in 2015 should read and act on a report from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City on the high cost of untreated mental illness in Kansas and Missouri. In Missouri, it’s $2.5 billion. In Kansas, it’s $1.17 billion.
VoteSmart.org has found that only 20 percent of the 1,282 candidates for Congress are willing to provide voters or the media with direct answers to issue questions on Vote Smart’s National Political Courage Test.
Urban schools aren’t the launchpads to college and careers that they once were. That assessment came from Angela Davis in a speech last fall at the National Association for Multicultural Education convention in Oakland, Calif.
The New York Times under the Freedom of Information Act reports that the U.S. Postal Service approved close to 50,000 requests in 2013 to secretly monitor the mail of everyday people in this country for use in criminal and national security investigations.