Ryan's Latest Articles
Letter From The Editor: We Will Not Be Silenced – Black Kansas Citians, We Got Yall’s Back
KC Defender’s Editor exposes KC media’s white supremacist hypocrisy – and ensures the Black community our organization will not back down.
Does the Fed Investigation Into KCPD Mean Anything for Black People or the Broader Community?
The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a civil rights investigation into the Kansas City Police Department citing racial discrimination. But the investigation only looks into discrimination against officers, and not the murders, lies and coverups KCPD has inflicted against the community.
White Men Are Outraged at a Course Taught at University of Kansas Called “Angry White Male Studies”
White men are outraged that a course dedicated to studying “Angry White Men” is being taught at the University of Kansas this semester.
Exclusive Interview: Family of Kevin Johnson Speaks on Racist Trial & Death Penalty
National outcry continues to denounce the scheduled execution of Kevin “KJ” Johnson, in what many describe as a blatantly racist and biased case.
Black Student of the Month 🏆: Isaiah Evans
This prestigious award recognizes Black students across the KC Metro. Winners are poised to be the trailblazers and visionaries of the future.
KC Civil Rights Leaders Convene to Fight Missouri’s Right-Wing Attack on Voting Rights
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference in KC hosted a historic convening headlined by National President of the SCLC, Dr. Charles Steele Jr.
Missouri Right-wing Extremist Organization Launches Fascist ‘Woke Heat Map’ Targeting Schools for Teaching Black History & Gender
A right-wing extremist organization released an alarming map notifying followers to “hot spots” of “woke” activity. The map “reads like a school hit-list.”
Landmark Case: Judge Rules Constitutional Challenge to Kansas City’s “Slave-Era” Policing System to Proceed
Jackson County judge rules civil rights leader’s challenge to the constitutionality of the KC policing system can move forward.
“I Hope I See Your Black Ass in a Tree”: Student Launches Lawsuit Against Kearney High School After Facing Racial Terrorism
As white supremacist violence continues to rise across the U.S., a Black student who attended Kearney High School in Missouri is now launching a lawsuit against the school.