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Welcome from the Kansas African American Affairs Commission

The Kansas African American Affairs Commission is committed to being catalyst for positive change in African American communities across the State of Kansas.  KAAAC Commissioners and staff have worked to create an informative, accessible, and resourceful website for your use. We encourage you to stay abreast of upcoming programs and community events, as well as, access resources needed to join with the KAAAC in reducing disparities and inequities for African Americans throughout our state. Through community outreach and public policies we create focus on strategies in the areas of Economic Opportunity and Asset Building; Healthy and Safe Communities; Schools and Educational Opportunities; Criminalization and Social Justice; and Civic Leadership and Advocacy.  We look forward to building collaborative relationships with other state agencies; our Legislative Body; Corporations; foundations, small businesses; Faith Based organizations, and community members which will lead to effective changes in African American communities in Kansas. 

If you would like to join our efforts, we encourage you to contact our office, sign up for our Listserv, and/or follow us on Facebook.  It is our hope that together we can successfully construct solutions that will make the State of Kansas a great place for African Americans to reside and prosper.

Our Mission

The KAAAC members work to devise strategies to address public policy concerns of the African American community. The Commission will serve as a conduit for programs, grants, research, and policy advice for state and local organizations while addressing needs for change that are unique to the African American Community in the state of Kansas.

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Kansas African American Affairs Commission Statement of Solidarity

by Kenya Cox | Oct 06, 2020
Commissioner Dr. Beryl New, Chair

 August 28th, 2020


All Black Lives Matter 

The Kansas African American Affairs Commission stands in solidarity with all who are peacefully protesting the continuing incidences of mortal harm against African American men and women in the United States. Every human life is of value. The right of every African American citizen to live in freedom, enjoy equal access to protection and safety under the law, and not be judged and/or executed on the basis of skin color is currently a critical social matter. It is central to a systemic set of violations against undeniable basic human rights within the African American community at large.

The Kansas African American Affairs Commission is duty-bound to ensure that all African American citizens of Kansas are afforded equal rights and privileges under the law. Violations of these rights and privileges must be appropriately, expeditiously, legally, and judiciously addressed whenever they occur in this state and nation.

Our lives do matter to us. The Kansas African American Affairs Commission will continue to work to ensure that our lives matter to all.

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