The Wichita Regional Chamber has named Ricki Ellison as its new director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Currently the Clinical Educator and Academic Advisor for the Sport Management Department of the College of Applied Studies at Wichita State University, Ricki’s first day at the …
The Center for Neighborhoods at UMKC received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to study the opportunities and challenges that Black and Hispanic entrepreneurs face starting new businesses in urban neighborhoods in Kansas City.
The Wichita Business Journal has spotlighted eight African-American professional and innovative industry leaders this year in their annual 40 under 40 list.
A new café is opening in downtown Kansas City, KS, and its owner is hoping to serve pure and fresh tasting specialty coffee while providing an integral and inclusive space for the community.
The construction industry is facing a labor shortage and construction company JE Dunn is working to recruit and encourage Kansas Citians to start a career in construction or the skilled trades.
The new pilot project will help publishers of color tap into community development, development, revitalization and reinvestment funds and use those investments to test new revenue strategies and build more sustainable business models.
Erika Swift opened her bridal shop, Pearl and Lace, last weekend in Lenexa, KS, making hers the only Black-owned bridal shop in Kansas.
Antoine Sanders has always been a martial arts fan and was elated when he could finally start Karate lessons at 9-years-old.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, African-American children, children in urban districts, and children born in poverty are at the highest risk of dropping out of school. Those who drop out report a low sense of belonging and engagement in school.
The number of Missouri deaths from COVID-19 reported since Jan. 1 has exceeded the number reported during 2020.
The team behind the redesign of Chester I. Lewis Reflection Square Park has released conceptual plans for the new park this week. The park will serve as an entryway to the new Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine School while highlighting the life and legacy of one of Wichita's most promin…