The Kansas City Defender


We are a Black nonprofit digital startup producing news, digital tools and public services for people in Missouri and Kansas.

About our journalism

Employ social media to consistently deliver important news and essential information to the Black community in Missouri and Kansas. We aim to increase civic participation among young people by providing the knowledge, contextual reporting, and analysis necessary to make positive change in the community.


Lees Summit, MO, USA


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