Are African Americans any safer one year after NAACP advisory?

The decision to spend $100,000 to bring the 50th annual Miss Black America pageant to Kansas City one year after the NAACP issued an advisory warning black people about the dangers of traveling in Missouri was a well-intentioned attempt to be inclusive.

But the city’s direct answer to the advisory is a short-term fix to long-standing problems. The pomp and pageantry of this weekend’s event won’t resolve the ongoing issues that…

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