Out of order
It could be good if an incoming presidential administration, no matter celebration, would first carefully evaluate the efficacy of government orders of the outgoing administration earlier than taking motion. Social gathering over nation serves nobody.
– Ken Chapman, Olathe
Artwork within the loop
Due to the confluence of artistry rooted in a venture referred to as “Storytelling on the Streetcar: Celebrating Black Tradition,” I discovered fruit for the spirit. As such, I’m excited to ask Star readers to expertise the identical. On Feb. 26 at 7 p.m., watch the web premiere, with superb artists, dancers, musicians and particular friends, on the KC Streetcar’s YouTube Channel or at Facebook.com/KCStreetcar.
Truthfully, the candy fruit from our “artistree” has supplied nourishment meant particularly for me to share with you. Wish to know what discovery that simply plum stunned me? Dr. Maya Angelou, the writer, performer and activist, was a conductor for the “On The Floor Railroad” — San Francisco’s streetcar — when she was 16 years outdated. Superb, proper? Let’s think about Rosa Parks, the rightful apple of our eye. Properly, that apple didn’t fall removed from the ancestral household tree. Elizabeth Jennings Graham was the Rosa Parks of 1854.
Traditionally, the streetcar’s angle — “lettuce get higher collectively” — has been a automobile, driving the U.S. towards racial equality. These information and extra helped me to provide a poem referred to as “This,” which could be discovered at poetTLsanders.com below the “Poet’s Poems or Prose” tab.
– Terrance Sanders, Braymer
What a joke
Derek Donovan’s column Tuesday was a complete joke. (7A, “Limbaugh confounded critics, however he doesn’t deserve this honor”)
What a pretzelicious delight. Rush Limbaugh, the grandest Missouri influencer of politics since Harry Truman? Please, man. What are you smoking?
An even bigger hypocrite and blowhard has by no means walked. Limbaugh by no means acquired what he deserved.
– Douglas R. Hitchcock, Kansas Metropolis
Whom to honor
In conserving of honoring the legacies of Kansas Metropolis legends, here’s a suggestion: Take away the statue in entrance of the Jackson County courthouse of Andrew Jackson, who had nothing to do with Kansas Metropolis and who had a documented racist historical past, and substitute it with a statue of a real Kansas Metropolis hero: Alvin Brooks.
The story about Brooks on Sunday’s entrance web page ought to make it clear it’s time to place this man on that pedestal, the place he belongs. (“God, household and KC: The nice loves of Alvin Brooks”)
– Sam Dworkin, Lenexa
I felt assaulted after I opened my Sunday version of The Star and noticed the very giant front-page caricature of Donald Trump with the headline, “I believe it’s right here to remain.”
Give us a relaxation. Please, don’t propagate the concept that Trumpism is right here to remain in Kansas and Missouri. Everyone knows what occurs when an concept is repeated again and again.
Comply with up with a report on all of the Republicans who’ve left the GOP and their causes for doing so.
– Elaine Hostetler, Prairie Village
Look after others
I’ve been a proud worker of AdventHealth Shawnee Mission for 44 years. Its individuals are recognized for his or her compassionate care and supply a number of companies to the group. I’ve been greater than excited to take part within the COVID-19 vaccination program that we now have supplied.
I actually wish to lengthen an ideal massive thank-you to the Church of Resurrection. When the pandemic hit our space, the church organized “honk-ins” to point out assist for our employees. The congregation supplied a number of meals to hospital employees who had little time for breaks. Thanks for that.
Now, the church is are opening its doorways to assist us vaccinate hundreds who’re anxiously awaiting their flip for a shot. We have now been welcomed with open arms, once more with the church offering meals and great volunteers who assist issues run as easily as they’ve.
You at Church of the Resurrection are undoubtedly doing God’s work, and I need you to know the way a lot you might be appreciated.
– Linda Kissinger, Prairie Village