Divulgando la cultura en dos idiómas.

Editorial: Championing child abuse prevention

April has multiple national and international designations intended to call attention to causes important to someone and effect positive change. Dedicated activities and events throughout April raise awareness and support for issues that include child abuse prevention, autism, distracted driving, esophageal cancer, limb loss, Parkinson’s disease, brunch, hope, humor, pickleball and poetry. They’re all meaningful […]

Editorial: Latinas shine on the soccer pitch

Latinas are pivotal in shaping the future and empowering women. All women. Everywhere. Never has that been more magnificently illuminated than here in Kansas City during Women’s History Month 2024. On March 16, the world’s very first stadium complex dedicated to women’s sports opened in Berkley Riverfront Park on the banks of the storied Missouri […]

Editorial: Books for more beginning readers

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and state legislators just took an important step to bolster pre-reading skills for Kansas kids. Last Friday, Kelly signed into law bipartisan S.B.195. It authorizes the creation of a not-for-profit corporation to support Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Monies raised from donations, gifts, grants and fundraisers will expand the book program’s reach […]

Editorial: Wanted: dedicated peace officers & educators

Like many major urban centers, our metro’s coping with labor shortages in law enforcement and education. Both are essential; both affect the area’s fortunes.We’re mourning the loss of another law enforcement officer. Independence policeman, Cody Allen was laid to rest last Friday. The 35-year-old father of two small children was killed Feb. 29. Officer Allen’s […]

Editorial: The hope of Easter

The Salvation Army Australia published an online article entitled “Easter: growing hope from heartache.” In its simplest form, the Easter message is one of new life and hope, it read. Hope that one day we’ll be reunited with our loved ones, as Paul asserted in First Thessalonians.Sunday is Easter, the Christian holy day that celebrates […]

Editorial: Gutsy women with vision

Our late founder, editor and award-winning publisher, Clara Reyes, like other outstanding Kansas Citians we’re honoring here, left our community a better place. All positively impacted untold numbers of lives.March is Women’s History Month, an annual observance spotlighting the contributions of women, celebrating their achievements and promoting their study year-round. We’ve benefitted from women visionaries […]

Editorial: Yet another unanticipated tragedy

In the late evening of Feb. 13, 2024, Lisa Lopez-Galvan walked out of the KKFI radio studio for the last time. She’d signed off with a simple, “goodnight.” Her co-host, Tommy Andrade and her listeners were hearing Lopez-Galvan’s final live broadcast; her closing public adiós.Less than 24 hours later, she was dead. Not from heart […]

Editorial: Voter registration: just do it

Now is the time to register to vote or check voter registration status. Deadlines for critical elections are fast approaching. In Missouri, Jackson County voters will soon be asked to make a 40-year financial commitment. On April 2, they’ll decide whether to extend a 3/8-cent sales tax — purportedly to help Kansas City hang onto […]

Editorial: February, life-saving love heart month

The focus of February is love and its familiar symbol – the heart. Possibly rooted in ancient pagan and Christian legends, February’s been known for centuries as the month of love. Its dedication to the heart is shorter-lived. In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared February American Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease and […]

Editorial: Sister Berta leaves KC kids better off

Kansas City’s fittingly awash in accolades from across the bistate metro for Sister Berta Sailer since her death was announced last Thursday. The Catholic nun passed peacefully away early January 25 of complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. She was 87.The epithet affectionately awarded the indomitable champion of needy Kansas City kids and their parents was ‘Mother […]