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Beauty Professionals Provide Access To Free Breast Cancer Screenings And Breast Health Education

In recognition of Breast Health Awareness month, the Black Health Care Coalition, in partnership with area beauty salons, will provide access to breast health information and no cost breast cancer screenings.

“Beauty Shop Talk” will be held at several salons in Missouri and Kansas. Some highlighted events include:

•Nets House of Splendor located at 6232 Troost on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
• Salon Red, located at 5150 Ararat Drive on Friday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and
•The Hair Entertainer’s, located at 4321 Blue Ridge Blvd. on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ms. Shontrice Patillo, a breast cancer survivor, has linked with the Black Health Care Coalition to share her story of wellness and faith with African American women during this month and beyond.

Ms. Patillo’s breast cancer was detected after experiencing pain and insisting that physicians complete further tests to discover the root cause of pain. It took medical professionals three months to diagnose her with breast cancer.

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Is Parade Park For Sale, Again?

By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer

THE CALL has received a number of phone calls this week about the possibility that Parade Park had been purchased by an outside agency.

After several days of researching the matter and talking with several people involved in the process, THE CALL has learned that Parade Park is still owned by Parade Park Homes, Inc.

However, there are plans underway to re-develop and upgrade the housing complex, which many elderly residents feel is really needed.

According to various sources, the process to renovate the complex has been a slow process but a process that is making some progress.

The proposed developers want to create low income housing, market rate housing and affordable housing within the complex.

Currently, there is an outstanding note owed to HUD of about $10 million.

Last year, Harrietta Harris, Barbara Lane, Janet Marzett and Don Williams sued Constance Smith Mahone, Bonnie Price, Dwight Miller, Tammy McDaniel, Cora Lewis and Carla Mack for a laundry list of of violations they felt would eventually result in a complete take-over Parade Park Homes by the developer Delmark and ultimately raise the rent so high that tenants could not afford their units anymore.

As a part of the settlement agreement, all current Board members resigned and only one defendant and one plantiff could run for a seat.

A long-time manager for the unit also resigned and Delmark resigned their position as the management agency in July. It is unclear whether the resignation by the unit manager was a part of the settlement, but it is clear that she will resigned.

The new Board rescinded their agreement with Attorney Herb Hardwick, a Parade Park Homes counsel, and hired Ulysses “Deke” Clayborn.

There were no major monetary damages even though the plaintiffs asked for $10 million.
The amended complaint filed by the plaintiffs asked the court to grant their motion based upon the following for the grounds in which relief should be granted:

• Repeatedly and continually failing to follow the By-laws governing PPH;
• Failing to maintain or causing to be maintained the proper financial records;
• Failing to maintain proper minutes of Board of Directors’ meeting;
• Failing to maintain proper minutes from membership meetings;
• Taking actions that effect PPH without approval of the membership;
• Failing to be transparent in its dealings with the membership;
• Failing to provide proper oversight of the management office and staff and the maintenance staff;
• Failing to provide oversight of the management company(s) it has hired over the past eight years;
• Failing to properly manage the budget of PPH;
• Failing to require disclosure of relationships between parties that have the appearance of or are actually conflicts of interest; and
• Failing to disclose conflicts of interest.


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Charges Filed Against Four Teens In The Murder Of Machole Stewart In K.C.K.

By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer

Wyandotte County Prosecutors announced that they charged four men in the drive-by shooting of Machole Stewart in October 2014.

Tommy Benson, 22, and Cedric Sanders, 20, were arrested and charged with first degree-murder on Tueday, Sept. 26, inthe death of 10 year-old Machole.

The other two suspects were not in Police custody.

Machole was struck by a stray bullet as she watched television and killed on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, around 7 p.m., in her home on the corner of 15th and New Jersey in Kansas City, KS.

Witnesses say they heard about 15 to 20 shots and then sirens as police arrived in the area.

For Machole’s family the loss remains absolutely devastating.

One family member stated that another family member was killed at the age of 10.

Everyone at a prayer vigil held at the Forest Grove Baptist church Tuesday night, described Machole as a beautiful, bright, energetic young girl who loved everyone and loved life. She was active in her church and loved dancing with her church’s, Forest Grove Baptist church, Praise team.

She loved her little 10-month-old sister and loved helping taking care of her a family member told THE CALL.

They stated that Machole was so full of life. She was always joking around and whenever someone was down she would always lift their spirits.

“It just doesn’t make sense that someone would do something like this and she is now dead,” the family member stated.

Machole was killed days after 6 year-old Angel Hooper was killed as she left a convenience store with her father.

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