African-American http://kcur.org en The Role Of Churches And Social Clubs In African-American Communities http://kcur.org/post/role-churches-and-social-clubs-african-american-communities <p>In an age before the internet—and in an environment that in some ways promoted isolation and disconnection—African-Americans in Kansas City in the early 20th century still found ways to find connection and community.</p><p>Churches and social clubs have been called the “glue” that held the black community together, alongside families and schools, and a new exhibit at the Black Archives of Mid-America chronicles some of that important history.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><ul><li>Michael Sweeney, collection librarian for the Black Archives of Mid-America</li></ul><p></p><p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:03:25 +0000 Brian Ellison & Matthew Long-Middleton 53302 at http://kcur.org The Role Of Churches And Social Clubs In African-American Communities Kansas City Illustrator Shares His New Collaboration, 'Chocolate Me!' http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-illustrator-shares-his-new-collaboration-chocolate-me <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kansas City author and illustrator, Shane Evans, will be at two events this weekend showcasing his new children's book and film,&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Chocolate Me!.</em></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:18:36 +0000 Susan B. Wilson & Esther Honig 47857 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Illustrator Shares His New Collaboration, 'Chocolate Me!' Grandview Cheerleading Gym Empowers African-American Girls http://kcur.org/post/grandview-cheerleading-gym-empowers-african-american-girls <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to the National Cheerleading Association, more than 3 million Americans participate in the sport. But cheerleading is no longer just about </span>pom-poms<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and whipping crowd spirit into a frenzy, it has evolved into a bona fide sport where many athletes — as they are now considered — train year-round.</span></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 43521 at http://kcur.org Grandview Cheerleading Gym Empowers African-American Girls Truman's Integration Of The Armed Forces http://kcur.org/post/trumans-integration-armed-forces <p></p><p>Looking back, <strong>desegregating the military</strong> seems like the <strong>obvious thing</strong> to do, but in the 1940s and 50s, it <strong>wasn't so clear</strong> for <strong>Harry Truman</strong>.</p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 36320 at http://kcur.org Truman's Integration Of The Armed Forces Looking Back At The Anti-Slavery Movement http://kcur.org/post/looking-back-anti-slavery-movement <p>Ask a school kid, and he or she will tell you that <strong>slavery in America</strong> ended in the mid-1860s. But <strong>when did the movement against slavery start?</strong></p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 34406 at http://kcur.org Looking Back At The Anti-Slavery Movement African-American Read In http://kcur.org/post/african-american-read <p>As part of Black History Month activities, UMKC is hosting an <a href="http://info.umkc.edu/umatters/2013/02/12/umkc-african-american-read-in-feb-20-and-feb-28/">African-American Read In</a> Feb. 20 and 28. Employees of the UMKC library and the public will read aloud from some of their favorite African-American literature and writing.</p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:33:45 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 32186 at http://kcur.org African-American Read In The Pullman Porter: 'World's Most Perfect Servant' Or Symbol Of Racial Oppression? http://kcur.org/post/pullman-porter-worlds-most-perfect-servant-or-symbol-racial-oppression-0 <p>Bellman, concierge, housekeeper, valet: If the job of <strong>the Pullman porter&nbsp; </strong>was complex, his place in the American consciousness is even harder to pin down. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 29714 at http://kcur.org The Pullman Porter: 'World's Most Perfect Servant' Or Symbol Of Racial Oppression? African American Women's Health Issues Missing From Magazines http://kcur.org/post/african-american-womens-health-issues-missing-magazines <p>Magazines have long been a primary source for entertainment and news. But as KU assistant professor Crystal Lumpkins points out, magazines are also crucial in providing women with tips and awareness on health issues.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:42:48 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 21099 at http://kcur.org African American Women's Health Issues Missing From Magazines Stories Of The Southern Working Class http://kcur.org/post/stories-southern-working-class <p>On this Monday&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, author Stephanie Powell Watts shares a collection of short stories inspired by the uneducated and the the aspiring. Many of her characters are based on her own life or the lives of someone she&#39;s encountered.</p><p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 21:49:01 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 19472 at http://kcur.org Stories Of The Southern Working Class Playing The Dozens: A History Of Rap's Mama http://kcur.org/post/playing-dozens-history-raps-mama <p>On this Tuesday&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/program/centralstandard"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, a look at a tradition of African American verbal combat and insults that&rsquo;s ruled neighborhoods and childhoods long before rap. At the heart of this tradition? &#39;Yo Mama jokes.</p><p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 14:40:06 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 18838 at http://kcur.org Playing The Dozens: A History Of Rap's Mama "America I AM" Travels to Union Station in October http://kcur.org/post/america-i-am-travels-union-station-october <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d10ddadd7c8-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d10ddadd7c8-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d10ddadd7c8-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-982777.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – A traveling exhibition, exploring 500 years of African-American history, from slavery to the present-day, is coming to Union Station this fall.</p> Fri, 19 Aug 2011 13:30:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2281 at http://kcur.org "America I AM" Travels to Union Station in October African American Mothers Meet in Johnson County http://kcur.org/post/african-american-mothers-meet-johnson-county <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d104237fa5e-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d104237fa5e-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d104237fa5e-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-941158.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Mocha Moms is a national organization that started in 1997 to provide support and advocacy for African American stay-at-home mothers. Locally, some Johnson County women started a chapter in 2003.</p> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 15:58:41 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 7382 at http://kcur.org African American Mothers Meet in Johnson County Sol Pro Bassmaster Hold Annual Fishing Derby http://kcur.org/post/sol-pro-bassmaster-hold-annual-fishing-derby <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d10ddadf880-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d10ddadf880-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d10ddadf880-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-907522.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – A local, largely African American fishing club recently held it's annual fishing contest.</p> Tue, 15 Jun 2010 16:28:21 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 6727 at http://kcur.org