Burning Books: Missouri GOP Candidate Channels the KKK and Nazi Tactics in Ominous Promise

In a shocking move, far-right extremist and Missouri State Sen. Bill Eigel vows to engage in public book burnings, a tactic synonymous with hate groups like the KKK and authoritarian regimes. Eigel’s campaign marks a disturbing escalation in a state already known as a breeding ground for extremist ideologies.

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The Kansas City Defender Announces The Formation (& Inaugural Cohort) of “The Young Defenders Fellowship” Program

The Young Defenders Fellowship program is a semester-long experience for young (Black and brown) Kansas Citians to gain experience in journalism and community organizing by immersing themselves in The Kansas City Defender and surrounding media landscape.

It’s Official: Kansas City Had The Highest Rent Hike In The United States

Kansas City leads the U.S. in skyrocketing rent, deepening housing inequalities and jeopardizing the well-being of its most vulnerable residents.

REGISTER NOW: The Kansas City Defender’s first-ever “Young Black Writer’s Social”

The Kansas City Defender believes that youth are integral to Black liberation, and that is why we’re proud to announce our first-ever Young Black Writer’s Social.

America’s First Black-Owned Hard Seltzer is From Kansas City, & the Founders Just Got a $3 Million Investment From a Former Chiefs Player

Discover how Kansas City-based Kin Seltzer, America’s first-ever Black-owned hard seltzer brand, has secured a pivotal $3 million investment from former Chiefs player Dezman Moses, underlining a period of booming Black entrepreneurship in Missouri’s beverage sector

Roaches, Mice, Mass Flooding: Residents At KC’s Quality Hill Towers Living In Lethal Conditions Under “Predator Landlord” Who Still Demands Full Rent Payments

Despite the horrifying conditions, the resident’s “predator landlord” still demands full rent — fueling an uprising among tenants who’ve had enough.

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