Thanks to the families of victims of the shootings a year ago at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom in Overland Park, Kansas City could become the epicenter for welcoming diversity and social change with the creation of two foundations borne from intolerance, hatred and death.
Carol Charismas credits Nelson Mandela for inspiring her, at age 72, to go back into teaching full time. “It encouraged me to look at the remainder of my life as more significant than the years that had passed,” said Charismas.
Lewis W. Diuguid: Ferguson, Mo., should be a case study of police and other authorities blowing through warning signs that finally led to a massive eruption with the Aug. 9 shooting death of unarmed,18-year-old Michael Brown.
Asian-Americans are making great progress in closing the wealth gap in the United States, according to a newly released study. Unlike with other minority groups, the Asian-white wealth gap is closing, a Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis reports.
The Kansas City Star is seeking World War II veterans who were in or near Germany when the war in Europe ended on May, 8, 1945. Share memories regarding your duties at the time and your reaction upon hearing the news of surrender.
Carol Charismas has invited me to study with her students this year to see the work that she and other Kansas City Public Schools teachers are doing to boost kids’ academic performance, enabling the district to earn full accreditation. That’s their goal and Superintendent Stephen Green’s for 2015. It’s posted in Charismas’ classroom.
Some Missouri lawmakers should join other area residents in taking Harvesters’ SNAP Challenge next month. They might learn why pending legislation to reduce welfare benefits for needy families will only worsen problems people face.
Camera crews with reporters from three Kansas City area television stations showed up Thursday night for a Kansas City, Kan., candidates forum despite the rush hour snowfall that snarled traffic and caused wrecks throughout the metro area.
The United States’ 45 million African Americans make up 14 percent of the total American population of 316 million people. The black population is expected to grow to 74.5 million by July 1, 2060. African Americans then are expected to constitute 17.9 percent of the U.S. total population.
In his last four years as president, Barack Obama has spent more time and energy voicing the concerns of minorities. It’s what people of color have wanted him to do since 2008, when he became the first African-American elected to the Oval Office.