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A New Social Club In Kansas City Is Aimed At Bringing African American Dog Lovers Into The Fold

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Three Black women sitting on stools on a stage with their dogs in front of a painted backdrop showing the Kansas City skyline.
Taylor Mingolla
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Bar K
From left to right, Kiona Sinks, Sunday Shelton and Aja James participated in a July 8 event at Bar K focused on Black people and their dogs.

In the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, more businesses are looking to engage and better include their Black customers and clients.

One of those businesses is Kansas City's own Bar K, which is supporting a social group for dog owners who are Black.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
Grace Cole is an intern for KCUR's Up To Date.
The Kansas City region has long been a place where different ways of life collide. I tell the stories of people living and working where race, culture and ethnicity intersect. I examine racial equity and disparity, highlight the area's ethnic groups and communities of color, and invite all of Kansas City to explore meaningful ways to bond with and embrace cultures different from their own. Email me at luke@kcur.org.