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Community Voices - A Discussion Panel w/ Local Minority Leader

Friday, June 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm • Organized By Freelance Exchange of Kansas City
2314 Rhonda Rd, EXCELSIOR EST, MO 64024


Grab your own lunch and join us for a very informative panel discussion on current events and past experiences.

About this event:

Often, we consume content through one narrow lens. As a result, we fail to understand different perspectives and the entirety of a situation. It doesn’t have to remain this way, though. Kansas City is home to a number of black-owned and minority-focused publications. On June 26, FX of KC will host “Community Voices,” a virtual panel discussion with local minority media leaders to hear their perspective and to learn about their publications, experiences, and challenges they face.

Panelists include Ruth Ramsey, Publisher of Our Health Matters, Saleem Rasheed, Jr., Editor of Taking Care of Business, and Eric Wesson, Managing Editor and Publisher of The Kansas City Call.

To facilitate meaningful dialogue at the event, we encourage attendees to submit questions beforehand. Please send these to

Join us for this virtual lunch and learn Friday, June 26th, on Zoom. Register to get the link.
FREE for FX members; $10 for non-members

Freelancer. Contractor. Consultant.
Whatever you call it, this is for you.

Presenter Bios:

Ruth Ramsey:

Ruth is the founder and president of communications firm, Ramsey & Associates Design, Inc. She has more than 25 years of experience in corporate communications planning and management of graphic design, advertising, marketing and promotional products. For six years, she served on the Kansas City, MO Minority Health Commission. In 2004, she recognized a gap in the delivery of culturally competent, life-changing and life-saving health information to diverse populations. Consequently, Ramsey & Associates launched Our Health Matters, a free public health magazine. Today, with a print circulation of 15,000+, Our Health Matters is a distinct voice of reason in an arena known for conflicting messages and is a trusted resource for people looking to increase their health literacy, identify providers, and stay connected to local and national health news.

Saleem Rasheed, Jr.:

Saleem is the Executive Editor of Rasheed Communications and the Editor of Taking Care of Business (TCB), a new innovative, bi-monthly business news magazine hoping to bring local and national news coverage of the African American community. The publication’s focus is on premiere black-owned businesses, powerful women in business, minority small-business owners, and startup companies. TCB highlights organizations that reinvest in our communities and further advance African Americans and women up the corporate ladder, while also exposing those which do not. With a goal to build bridges so that businesses support one another, Saleem and TCB foster an environment that encourages customers to shop local to strengthen our community.

Eric Wesson:

Eric L. Wesson Sr. is the founder of One Goal Consultants, which produces the radio shows Makes Me Holla and The Eric Wesson Show. He began writing for the Kansas City Call in 2003 as a staff reporter, covering community issues and politics. Today, he serves as publisher and managing editor. He regularly appears on KCPT Week In Review and is the recipient of the NAACP Lucile Bluford award, as well as several awards from the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists.

Eric started the 855-exfelon helpline, connecting ex-felons to employment and housing opportunities. He is a graduate of Southwest High School. Eric joined the United States Marine Corps, where he served six years in Marine Barracks Pearl Harbor and Marine Barracks White House staff. He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science and has a Master’s in Early Childhood Development. Before launching One Goal Consultants, he taught in the Kansas City School district. Eric is married to Mrs. Candance Wesson and is the father of Amanda Bradley, Brianna McNeil, Erica Wesson, and Eric Wesson Jr.
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