Black Writers of KC Announced for Upcoming Series

For third Kansas City series, The Black Sunflower annouces the featured Black writers to be interviewed. Over a week ago, we put out a call to Black artists who share their voices through written content in the Kansas City area. After combing through an overwhelming amount of submissions from varying genres, we were encouraged to expand our features. Versus the 8 featured slots we mentioned … Continue reading Black Writers of KC Announced for Upcoming Series

Write Away: Urgent Call to Black Writers in Kansas City

Seeking visionary voices, The Black Sunflower dedicates it’s latest series to Black writers in Kansas city. Going into 2020, many of us saw visions of ourselves excelling in personal and professional goals. Sights were set on reinvention within each of us and in our communities, however no one could expect the disruptions that have come. For the last 6 months, the entire world has had … Continue reading Write Away: Urgent Call to Black Writers in Kansas City

Ryan C. Hamilton: Photographer and Spiritual Storyteller

Kansas City Photographer, Ryan C. Hamilton exposes greatness through personal enlightenment. We all grew up wanting to be more of ourselves. Setting goal after goal, yet not quite realizing just how much there is to be cherished in the waking moments it takes to reach them. Only having small snapshots of our endurance remembered. We can lose sight of ourselves when we let the goals … Continue reading Ryan C. Hamilton: Photographer and Spiritual Storyteller

John Pannell: Spellbinding Visual Artist

Visual artist, John Pannell returns to Kansas City with a renewed creative palette. It’s hard to deny (and describe) how much I miss basketball. Sometimes more than others but certainly, right now. Those coaches I’ve had were not just teachers of the sport. They spoke through care and morality, which brought on many lessons. They were people who seemed to have an inside look at … Continue reading John Pannell: Spellbinding Visual Artist

Martika Daniels: Wonderous One Woman Stunt Show

Motivational Speaker and Stunt Show performer, Martika Daniels is the face of fearless entertainment. It’s times like these that we share an intentional appreciation for each new day. With it presents chances to mold and evolve in ways we couldn’t have seen necessary otherwise. Even in the limited lifestyles we’re experiencing currently, we must be ready to adapt to our surroundings. Finding versatility and courage … Continue reading Martika Daniels: Wonderous One Woman Stunt Show

MABKC: Driven Producer and Musician

How Kansas City music producer, MABkc is making his impact on the city. Give me something here. Something more to think about other than disdain and a wrongful sense of hopelessness. It starts as a rhythmic tide, rising  to the opportunity of making us feel like ourselves again. It is the pulse, the beat, the strumming reassurances when we may need them most. The sound … Continue reading MABKC: Driven Producer and Musician

Toni Bynes: Serving Makeup Madness

Kansas City artist, Toni Bynes serves makeup looks that’ll drive you wild. Anxiety is high but so are the stakes. We know, deep down, that the changes that are happening must happen. If anything is for certain it’s that, this may very well be the best time for reflections. To be able to pause and redirect our intentions as we move into new spaces, physically … Continue reading Toni Bynes: Serving Makeup Madness

Jakobi Seawood: Dedicated Fashion Designer

Dedicated Kansas City artist, Jakobi Seawood leads with continued motivation. Somewhere off in the distance of time lies your future. There lies your unlocked secrets to your success, with the stepping stones of ambitions between here and then. Striving daily to see a natural progression of ourselves, we also come across a certain motivation and inspiration within us. By keeping to our purpose, that light … Continue reading Jakobi Seawood: Dedicated Fashion Designer

Cynethia Williams: Vibrant Fashion Stylist

Kansas City artist, Cynethia Williams creates waves as a vibrant Fashion Stylist and influencer. There are times where the pressure of pursuing your passion is so high that it’s suffocating. This is when the fear of failure and the rushing momentum in life keeps us wrapped up in what we know too well; our comfort zones. We may want to do more and be more … Continue reading Cynethia Williams: Vibrant Fashion Stylist

The Kansas City Renaissance Narrative

Meet the Black Kansas City artists featured for The Black Sunflower’s upcoming project, The Kansas City Renaissance Narrative. Yes, Kansas City is the home of the 2020 Super Bowl champs but there is much more happening here. Lately, we have felt our city changing in ways unimaginable and often we don’t get the representation that we deserve, and the percentage gets smaller when we consider … Continue reading The Kansas City Renaissance Narrative