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Writing by the Window

We are here to change the state of Black Kansas

We also seek to assemble organizations in Kansas who share the common goal of building a stronger, healthier, better informed Black community.


/ About Us

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”

— Nora Roberts

Inspired by the words of novelist Nora Roberts, Bonita Gooch, owner of the only Black news media in Kansas,, recognized the opportunity for the African American community throughout Kansas to step forward and ask for the change they needed.

The Work

Our vision is big, but not insurmountable. Together, we can bring the change we seek, and we have a plan. Our work will encompass 4 areas of activity:




We have a grand goal of connecting with every Black and African American living in Kansas to discover what they need most.


Supplied with the knowledge from our research, we will create materials that supply the Black community throughout Kansas with the resources they need. We will use our communication pipeline to distribute the most up-to-date information, enabling Black Kansans to advance their health, wealth, housing and prosperity goals.

Faith Communities

Our Mission

To advance meaningful change for Black or African Americans living in Kansas today, while also changing historical systems that have traditionally harmed Black Health, Wealth and Prosperity, allowing Kansans to achieve an equitable future.

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We cannot do this work alone and are seeking partner organizations and leaders to work locally to sustain our efforts.

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