Not standing by silently during injustices, many members of Kansas City, MO, Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority marched alongside Black Lives Matter protesters last summer. Undergraduate members of the sorority from UMKC joined in, registering protesters to vote.
A Wyandotte County mother messaged the WyCo Mutual Aid Facebook page explaining she had recently become unhoused and had been trying to find someplace for her 6-year-old and 9-year-old children to stay, but with no luck.
Kansas City activist groups have long called for the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department to obtain body cameras. Last summer, in the midst of Black Lives Matter protests, KCPD received a $2.5 million donation to cover the costs of the body cameras from the Kansas City-based DeBruce Foundation.
After Kansas City saw a nearly 50% drop in COVID-19 cases for ages 18-29, Mayor Quinton Lucas announced he will extend closing times for bars and restaurants from 10 p.m. to midnight starting Jan. 13, following suit with other cities in the region.
Ray Counce has served as a firefighter at the Kansas City Fire Department for a little over 10 years and could tell you countless stories of racism and discrimination at the department.
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