“Until we get justice for everybody, an injustice to anybody is a threat to justice for all,”

The last straw for Charmayne “Charlie” Brown was the lack of communication. That came after she filed 18 complaints of racial discrimination against the Kansas City Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. It was after the Navy veteran had been called “Aunt Jemima.” It was after the 35-year registered nurse had been repeatedly passed over for promotions. […]

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At Choir Bar, ain’t no mountain high enough to stop friendship, booze, 3-part harmony

“Listen, baby …” More than 50 people sway, tapping their feet to the beat. “Ain’t no mountain high …” Strangers look at one another and smile as they clap and their voices swell, filling the room. “Ain’t no valley low …” Jared Scholz, a church pastor and local musician, strums his guitar along to the three-part harmony of […]

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