[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="1026" 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] Hope [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Hope  /hōp/  word. - 1. want something to happen or be the case 2. a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen See Also. Barack Obama "Hope" poster, a 2008 image designed by Shepard Fairey[/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 William [/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 was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised mostly there. I finished school, however, on the East coast in Wilmington, Delaware, just outside of Philadelphia. And part of that was because of my lifestyle -- it kinda interrupted my young high school years. Then about eight years ago, I moved to Kansas City and I've been here, doing advocacy work, since. Between Kansas City and there, I started doing advocacy work well before then, but I've gone into a much higher gear and higher level of advocacy work since I've...

[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="616" 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] Hope [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Hope  /hōp/  word. - 1. want something to happen or be the case 2. a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen See Also. Barack Obama "Hope" poster, a 2008 image designed by Shepard Fairey[/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 Isaiah [/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 Isaiah Smith. Originally, I was born in Topeka, Kansas. I lived there until I moved in 2000. In Topeka I was heavily in the church crowd. I was always in the church with my parents -- my dad was a deacon and he was one of the choir directors there and he was always recruiting people to be in the choir. So, music was another big thing that I grew up being heavily involved with. And my mother was involved with art. So, I always had...

[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...

[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="540" 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] Equality [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Equality  /i-ˈkwä-lə-tē/  word. - the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities. See also. Equity[/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 Hilari [/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, I'm from Kansas City. Born and raised since 1992. For a while my parents lived together. My mother is White and my father is Black. So I grew up biracial, mostly just with my mother as a single mother. We moved to Independence (Missouri) in 2000 and that's where I was until the fall of last year when I finally moved out on my own. Growing up in Kansas City and living over by Van Brunt, like near the police station, it was a little rough around there. My mom protected me from most of those things, so now hearing stories from childhood about the neighborhood, it’s just like, Oh, I wasn't...

[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="576" 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] Africa [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Africa  /ˈa-fri-kə/  word. - continent of the eastern hemisphere straddling the Equator, separated from Europe by the Strait of Gibraltar, and adjoining Asia at the Sinai Peninsula area 11,677,239 square miles. Known as the cradle or birthplace of humankind. Additionally, Black culture and history typically have a direct link back to Africa. See also. Motherland, Atlantic slave trade, the Back-to-Africa movement.[/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 Mary [/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]My name is Mary and I am Kenyan. Born and raised until 11 years ago. I am currently a nursing student at UMKC. I also take care of old people, which I really love. I love to read, I love to dance, and I love to talk. I own a cat. Right now, I’m just really busy with school and work. That's pretty much it right now for me.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_empty_space...