Mothers On Mentoring 2nd Annual Mother Daughter Expo
The mission of Mothers On Mentoring is to strengthen mother/daughter relationships. Cultivate positive, strong successful women for the future. Equip girls on the path of destruction, with the proper tools they need to endure and overcome through the challenges of life. The develop programs to meet their vision of Building a sisterhood of all ethnic backgrounds, Decrease teenage STD, HIV, and pregnancy rates, Decrease high school dropout rates, Increase college enrollment and graduation rates, Eliminate the male enabler system, Increase sisterhood in communities, Decrease homeless rates for single mothers, Turn girls into entrepreneurs, Decrease child homicide rates, Diminish adolescent human-trafficking and Decrease Abortion rates.
Host Latahra Smith talks with Kae Johnson of Mothers On Mentoring about their mission and their 2nd Annual Mother Daughter Expo coming up this weekend.
Karl Robinson – Handcuffed For Moving Into The Neighborhood
In August Karl Robinson, an African American Veteran moved into his new home in Tonganoxie, Kansas. As he was moving in the last piece, a TV he was confronted by a Tonganoxie police officer who handcuffed him and held him in custody until back up came and entered his house to look for his papers proving he was indeed the new owner. He made a complaint with the Police Chief and was subsequently followed and his house watched for months until an article in the Kansas City Star revealed his story.
Host Melvin Merritt talks with Karl Robinson about his experience of being profiled by the police, what he is doing about it and advice he has for other people of color that find themselves the object of police attention for being in the wrong neighborhood.
KC Star article and video from October 3rd, 2018 –
JoJR Calendar for week of February 25th
Corey’s Network invites survivors of murder to their weekly workshops to learn how to deal with grief, the media, investigation, court, and moving forward after a homicide has occurred. The next workshop, How To Deal With The Media, will be held Monday, February 25th, 6 to 8 PM at the Church of the Four Corners, 14300 E. US HWY 40, KCMO. The church is located East of the HyVee at 40 Hwy and Noland Rd. For more information and listing of future workshops call 816.834.9161 or email [email protected]
Tomorrows guest representing the media will be Toriano Porter. Mr.Porter is a writer for the Kansas City Star. Please come out and hear him speak about his experience with homicide. He will also answer your questions about the media and tell you how you can get coverage in the Star for your loved one. Look forward to seeing you there.
Grandparents against Gun Violence work for common sense gun laws. They will be holding their monthly meeting Monday February 25 at the Colonial Church, 7039 Mission Rd, Prarie Village, KS
The KC Area Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children and Other Survivors of Homicide will hold their monthly meeting Friday March 1st, beginning at 7:30 PM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 2552 Gillham Road, KCMO. POMC meets to provide assistance through ongoing emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy and awareness to all survivors of homicide victims.
The Kansas City Chapter of Empower Missouri’s First Friday Forum will be Friday, March 1st, 11:30am – 1:00pm at The KCMO Central Library, 14 W 10th St, KCMO. Their topic is Smart Sentencing reform. Bring a brown bag lunch and bring in your parking slip from the garage across the street to be validated.
Domestic Violence and human trafficking advocates from Willow will host drop in sessions in an informal and confidential setting. You can learn about the crisis and resources available in Douglas County Thursday, February 28th, 9am to noon at the Lawrence Public Library 707 Vermont, Lawrence KS.