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Longtime Asset to Community Needs an Angel
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TitleLongtime Asset to Community Needs an Angel
Abstract"If the Black Economic Union of Greater Kansas City can't find a partner, get an injection of cash or receive help from the city, the agency faces the real possibility of folding." This group could not make the payments on two buildings that house the Full Employment Council and the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, and they were sold on the Jackson County Courthouse steps. "The Black Economic Union's roots are deep in this community. The agency was founded in 1968 by Jim Brown of Cleveland Browns fame and Curtis McClinton, a former Kansas City Chief. The agency is the oldest community development corporation in the city, and its mission has been to initiate activity and service as a catalyst toward community development in the 18th and Vine Jazz District."
NotesGreat Plains Energy Inc. provided $1.2 million to purchase the property that the Full Employment Council was using. The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority took possession of the property and they now lease it back to the Full Employment Council.
AuthorSteve Penn
DateJune 3, 2008
SourceThe Kansas City Star
LocationVertical File: 18th and Vine District
Column NameSteve Penn Commentary
Local SubjectBlack Economic Union
African Americans
18th and Vine District
Urban League
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID218205
CONTENTdm number37883
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