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"Brown/Black Coalition" Focuses on Points of Unity

By Sylvia Maria Gross

Kansas City, MO – Kansas City's black and Latino communities have often fought separate battles for civil rights and political representation. But at last year's Latino Civil Rights Summit, the leaders of a few local organizations decided it was time for some real collaboration. The Brown/Black Coalition, as they're calling it, held a kick-off reception on the top floor of the new Plaza library building, overlooking the Plaza.

The Brown/Black Coalition was organized by the Coalition of Hispanic Organizations, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Urban League.

Sylvia Maria Gross asked the guests about the relationship between African Americans and Latinos in Kansas City.

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