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ShrinersThe Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine of North and South America and its jurisdiction hosted its Imperial session here in Kansas City which began on Friday, Aug. 18 and ended Thursday, Aug 24. The week long conference featured an election and several workshops addressing youth education, diabetes, and several parades. The Shriners spent an estimated $18 million in hotels, restaurants and other stores. —
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Fezzes Take Over The Town, Welcome Shriners!

By Eric L. Wesson Sr.Dr. Alicia J. Chism
CALL Staff Writer

The Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Noble Mystic Shrine of North and South America and its jurisdictions (A.E.A.O.N.M.S.) will be hosting its Imperial session from August 18-24, at the Kansas City Convention center under the leadership of the 42nd Imperial Potentate Carl D. Parker and the 45th Imperial Commandress Dr. Alicia J. Chism.

The local hosts from Missouri’s Allah Temple # 6, the Illustrious Potentate Melvin Hawkins and Allah Court # 6, the Illustrious Commandress Fonda Elliott.

Bartle Hall will include paid attendees, exhibitors, presenters, staff and media. The convention is expected to generate a $20 million economic impact to the Kansas City, Mo. and Kansas area. An estimated 20,000 Shiners and Daughters, as well as their guests will spend money on hotels, food and gas expenses, shopping and philanthropic endeavors.

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Rep. Cleaver Statement On Trump’s Defense Of White Supremacists

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, released the following statement upon watching President Donald Trump’s press conference wherein the President of the United States defended hate groups responsible for violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia over the week-end of August 12.

“Lordy, lordy. I now believe that the President’s natural inclination is to make matters worse. He ran a White House that had become a mess, but he has magnificently and proudly turned it into a Mess Hall,” he said.

“Equating the Klan and the Nazis with civil rights organizations and those whose very existence is based on destroying huge segments of the American population is a maze from which escape might prove nigh impossible. Anyone who justifies this behavior needs to fill out an application to work in the West Wing,” Rep. Cleaver said.

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