Donna M. Jackson: Sociologist Redefining Empathy and Value

Examining the Black Community, Donna M. Jackson emphasizes the importance of reclaiming our self-worth. Let’s get honest with ourselves for a moment. Let’s get real with the feelings that we’ve let simmer on the back burner long enough. Constantly focused on cooking up our next idea that will hopefully take us to better positions than where we are in life. Yes, goal setting is important … Continue reading Donna M. Jackson: Sociologist Redefining Empathy and Value

B. Michael Long: Redefining Free-Thinking Through Poetry

Kansas City poet, B. Michael Long shares how his curious mind works to shift the narrative forward. If one is seeking wisdom, there is a conscious choice being made to grow. In cases of writers, their words become more particular, intentionally slated to cause a ripple effect of change. The resources and influences for the words can be found through experiences, whether recent or seasoned. … Continue reading B. Michael Long: Redefining Free-Thinking Through Poetry

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

Danielle Davis: World Shaping Poet and Writer

The art of writing is as flexible as it is transformative. The intentions staring you in the face are as clear as the black, sharp font in front of you now. Or the hidden gems that wait for your mind to catch up to it is fantastical measures. That control all found within the uniqueness of the author’s hand. Each genre tying back to them … Continue reading Danielle Davis: World Shaping Poet and Writer

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

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