[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="yes" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="1174" img_size="full" alignment="center" style="vc_box_border" border_color="white" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text] Dream [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Dream  /ˈdrēm/  word. - indulge in daydreams or fantasies about something greatly desired. See also. "I Have a Dream" speech by Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="4/6"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#ffffff" thickness="3"][vc_empty_space height="90px"][vc_column_text] Dear friend, [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][vc_column_text] I once watched an episode of The Boondocks where Huey imagines what might have happened if Martin Luther King, Jr. didn't die on that April day in 1968. Instead, he fell into a 32-year coma and woke to see the world as it is now. King finds himself in a lost world, and at the climax of the episode, he launches into a tirade about how we lost track of the Civil Rights dream. At that moment, the people remembered what our foremothers and forefathers stood for, and they took action. At the end of the episode, Huey's final...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="yes" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="945" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text] Fo' Da Culture [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Fo’ Da Culture  /fȯ dē-ˈā ˈkəl-chər/  slang. - "Do it for the Culture" is usually a statement requesting that someone carry out a specific action for benefit of their shared culture.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Interview with Tah'ki [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Tell me about yourself. What’s your background? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Well, my name is Tahki Bannister. I am the youngest of five siblings. Both of my parents grew up in the New York area on the East coast. They've been married for 45 years. I am here, currently, in Kansas city. The way that I got here was via California. I basically grew up and became a young man in Kansas City -- from the age of 19 until now. So I've been in Kansas City close to over 15 years. I came here through a football scholarship and going through college. I played two sports...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="yes" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="961" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text] Black Power Salute [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Black Power Salute  /ˈblak ˈpau̇(-ə)r sə-ˈlüt/  slang. - the raised fist, or the clenched fist, is a symbol of solidarity and support. It is also used as a salute to express unity, strength, defiance, or resistance. See also. Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics, of the Black fisted afro-pick.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="4/6"][vc_column_text] Interview with Patrick [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="4/6"][vc_column_text] Tell me about yourself. What’s your background? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]My name is Patrick Lee Riley Jr. I was born in Kansas City, Missouri. I was born to Dionne and Patrick, Sr. Shortly after...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="yes" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="969" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text] We Shall Overcome [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]We Shall Overcome  /ˈwē ˈshal ˌō-vər-ˈkəm/  phrase. - a gospel song which became a protest song and a key anthem of the Civil Rights Movement. The song is most commonly attributed as being lyrically descended from "I'll Overcome Some Day", a hymn by Charles Albert Tindley that was first published in 1900.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Interview with Carlos [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Tell me about yourself. What’s your background? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]I'm Carlos. I'm 47 years old. I’m born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. I am a IT professional. I've been in several industries working in IT and IT support roles. I am a graduate of Vatterott college -- a 4.0 student. I have five children -- three by my belated wife and two in St Louis. I'm really proud of my kids. My youngest is 13. My two next would be my two 20 year...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="yes" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="550" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text] Unity [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Unity  /yo͞onədē/  word. - 1. the state of being united or joined as a whole 2. a condition of harmony See also.U.N.I.T.Y by Queen Latifah - the song speaks out against the disrespect of women in society, as well as addresses issues of street harassment, domestic violence, and slurs against women in hip-hop culture.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Interview with Morgan, Ashley and Tyler [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Tell me about yourself. What’s your background? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_row_inner row_type="expandable" text_align="left" button_position="center" more_button_label="Read Morgan's Response" less_button_label="Close" color="#ffffff"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Morgan: So, my name is Morgan Burns. I'm From Wichita, Kansas. I'm 26 years old. I guess, a little bit about my background...