Yael T. Abouhalkah

Editorials

A new Kansas City arts festival is an idea worth pursuing

Earlier this week, Mayor Sly James announced an idea to create the Kansas City Arts Festival. Now it needs to be fleshed out, to see whether the public and private sector will support an event that could attract “regional and national attention to local talent and resources,” as the mayor said this week.

Yael T. Abouhalkah

Colin Kaepernick’s three big national anthem victories

National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to not stand during the National Anthem has sparked plenty of informative and emotionally charged writing about patriotism and the anthem. It also has spurred positive contributions for social issues. This has been a teachable last few weeks for Americans — all without costing any lives.

Videos

March and prayer vigil for Olathe shooting victims

Hundreds of mourners gathered Sunday at the Ball Conference Center in Olathe for a peace march and prayer vigil in response to the shooting Wednesday at an Olathe bar that left one dead and two wounded. Police are investigating whether the attack was racially motivated as two of the victims were of Indian descent.
Allison Long The Kansas City Star
March and prayer vigil for Olathe shooting victims 3:45

March and prayer vigil for Olathe shooting victims

Olathe shooting victim speaks 3:51

Olathe shooting victim speaks

Quindaro Ruins a story of freedom, unity, community 2:28

Quindaro Ruins a story of freedom, unity, community

Mercy Seat Tattoo benefit gives ink for social cause 2:18

Mercy Seat Tattoo benefit gives ink for social cause