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Kansas City to Remove Martin Luther King Jr.'s Name From Street Signs

Reverend Vernon Howard, Jr.: “It is the epitome of White privilege and systemic and structural racism.”

Kansas City  MLK street sign.

Kansas City May Vote to Remove Martin Luther King Jr. From Major Street Sign

The city will decide today if they want to go back to being one of the nation’s largest without a street or major building honoring the civil rights leader.

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WATCH: Kansas City Fast-Food Workers Share Stories of Struggle

Join cooks and cashiers working with Stand Up KC and Fight for $15 as they narrate personal stories of corporate mistreatment, poverty and resistance via live performances.

Tamara Dominguez is 17th U.S. Trans Woman Killed in 2015

The Mexican-American transgender woman’s body was found in a church parking lot.

16 Fast-Food Workers Photograph What It's Like to Live on $7.25 an Hour

Local labor workers in Kansas City capture the hardship of their everyday lives on minimal pay. 

Kansas City Has Warp-Speed Internet, and 20th Century Digital Divide

Seventy percent of Kansas City public-school students do not have Internet access at home.

Kansas City Bans Smoking Inside Public Housing Apartments

Smokers have six months to quit