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Harvesters providing relief from food insecurity during pandemic

By Tere Siqueira A regional food bank is helping to meet the needs of food-insecure Kansas City area residents during the coronavirus pandemic. Harvesters, a non-profit organization serving northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas that is a certified member of the Feed America network, has distributed around 57.5 million meals and nearly 66 million pounds of […]

Remembering Armando Cruz

Longtime KC radio host dead at 51 Story by Angie Baldelomar and photos by George Acuña Longtime radio personality Armando Cruz, a host for Kansas City area station La X 1250 AM, died on Sept. 19 from complications due to COVID-19. He was 51. Cruz worked as a radio host for 20 years. He had […]

Suicide awareness, prevention are timely topics

By Angie Baldelomar This is a fitting time for Americans to focus on suicide awareness and prevention. For one thing, September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. For another, the current COVID-19 climate is triggering stress and other mental health problems, including suicidal thoughts or thoughts of self-harming. When focusing on suicide awareness, it is […]

History of Hispanic Heritage Month goes back 52 years

By Angie Baldelomar Each year, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month, an official celebration of American citizens whose ancestry can be traced back to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. National Hispanic Heritage Month has its origins in 1968, when Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson […]

Many Latin Americans preparing for Fiestas Patrias

By Chara September is a month of celebration for many countries in Latin America. The reason: That is when they observe their Fiestas Patrias (Independence Days in English). Some of the countries that celebrate Independence Day in September include Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, Honduras, Costa Rica and El Salvador. Fiestas Patrias are days for Latin American […]

Six BLM murals painted around KC

Story by Roberta Pardo and photos by @jill.toyo. Kansas City, Missouri, has new art on its streets. On Sept. 5, hundreds of people spent the day painting six Black Lives Matter murals on Kansas City streets. Believed to be the largest project of its kind, KC Art on the Block spans 2,000 feet of street. […]

Wyandotte Angels helping those in need in WyCo

By Angie Baldelomar Longtime Kansas City, Kansas, resident Martin Cervantes and his wife, Jalynda, have founded a new group to connect those who want to help with those who need help in Wyandotte County. Cervantes and his wife started Wyandotte Angels after realizing there was a need in the community for their organization. When the […]

Wonderful World: Discover Panama

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we have to talk about one of the most populated cities in Central America, which is also its country’s capital; we are talking about Panama City, Panama. It was founded in 1519 by Spaniard Pedro Arias Davila. It has a population density of approximately 900,000 people while […]

Teen candidate withdraws from Kansas race after revenge porn accusations

By Tere Siqueira A 19-year-old Democratic nominee for the Kansas Legislature is withdrawing his candidacy. The New York Times and other media outlets reported Monday (Aug. 24) that Aaron Coleman was withdrawing as a state House candidate after admitting to having blackmailed a girl for nude photographs and bullied girls in middle school. “I just […]

Pandemic brings new rules when considering retirement

By Roberta Pardo Since March, the stock market has been volatile, with significant plunges followed by surges. That, coupled with historic levels of unemployment rates, has forced Americans to rethink their retirement plans. Multiple financial experts like Michelle Singletary, who writes about personal finance for the Washington Post, have recently suggested new rules for their […]