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A Kansas City Nonprofit Is Amplifying The Voices And Power Of Black Women

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Michelle Tyrene Johnson
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KCUR 89.3
Michele Watley founded Shirley's Kitchen Cabinet in 2018 to help Black women "be effective advocates for the issues that matter to them and the communities they serve."

Shirley's Kitchen Cabinet aims to use the collective power of Black women to influence public policy.

The founder of the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization discussed how it determines the issues most important to Black women, then works to affect needed change. She outlined the disproportionate negative impacts of the pandemic on Black women.

Brian Ellison is a guest host of talk shows, newscasts, special coverage and community events for KCUR. Follow him on Twitter @ptsbrian.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.