The Avalokita Release Party

Michelle L. Hill releases her debut collection of short stories and poetry, with a soulful night of art, music and intellectual discourse. We are exactly two weeks away from the official release party for Michelle L. Hill’s debut collection of work, Avalokita: A Bouquet of Short Stories and Poetry. Grab your tickets and mark your calendars for June 9th. Ticket sales will end Sunday, June … Continue reading The Avalokita Release Party

Before the Storm Series Presents: Reveir Inferno

Interview by Kindred Kindred: What makes you come alive? Reveir: Shit.  Not being dead cuz. Art makes me come alive.  That’s my day to day endeavor, for real.  I really don’t think too much about anything, aside from my family but making records and painting.  That’s my grind. Kindred: So you’re from Kansas City? Reveir: I’m from kc. Twomp side.  Twenty eighth and Indiana, bro. … Continue reading Before the Storm Series Presents: Reveir Inferno

Reonda Thompson: Delightfully Daring Poet

How this writer boldly uses her gift to find herself and encourages others to do the same. Words are everywhere. Being flung about in their many mediums and then sticking to us for only our own individual reasons. The relationship between us and them, is a relentless search for growth and understanding. Specifically, understanding one another. The dialogue serves as a bridge of communication that … Continue reading Reonda Thompson: Delightfully Daring Poet

Wildflower Project: Ode to Black Writers of Kansas City

The anticipated writer’s series set to start in less than two weeks Here is the thing about Black writers of Kansas City; we reflect a unique group of explorers and leaders through our talents. We are risk-takers, imagination drivers and critical believers of our words and work. Traveling with the wind, collecting experiences like trinkets to be given. We continue circulating our precious stories, planted … Continue reading Wildflower Project: Ode to Black Writers of Kansas City

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

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

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