Toriano Porter knows the helpless feeling that comes with doing battle over a bill from a utility giant such as Kansas City Power & Light. For some who have seen electric bills spike, filing a complaint may help.
Posting an article on Facebook about “white women’s tears” should never have cost Lisa Benson Cooper her job at KSHB Channel 41. Her firing highlights the very racial tensions in the workplace that writer Ruby Hamad described.
There’s little doubt that Terrance Blanks shot Rocky Bradley to death after the two men exchanged fire. The shooting appeared to be an act of self-defense, but Blanks says an overworked public defender cost him his freedom.
Filmmaker and KU professor Kevin Willmott says President Donald Trump cleared the way for the re-emergence of hate groups. Willmott's new film, "BlacKkKlansman" opens next month on the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville protests.
Starbucks took swift action and scheduled racial bias training for employees after an alleged racial discrimination incident led to the arrest of two black men at a store in Philadelphia. But this looks more like a PR strategy than a long-term change in policy.
Kameron Gines allegedly fatally shot 27-year-old Brent Copeland three times at close range after an altercation at a Kansas City gas station. Gines’ family believes he acted in self defense. Prosecutors charged him with second-degree murder.
I suggest that Kansas Citians contact Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and request they get a bill on the House and Senate floors to make any school shooting a federal crime.
What if the harassment allegations against Ronnie Burt aren’t true? Visit KC has paid $250,000 to settle discrimination claims, but Burt, the outgoing CEO, denied wrongdoing in his first public comments.