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Mili Mansaray

Mili Mansaray

Mili Mansaray is the housing and labor reporter at The Kansas City Beacon. Previously, she was a freelance reporter and Summer 2020 intern.

Zero bus fare does not equal easy commutes for Kansas City riders

By: - August 12, 2022

This story was originally published by the Kansas City Beacon. On weekdays, Melissa Douds catches the 35th Street bus at 5:48 a.m. to get to her job as a facility worker at the Bartle Hall Convention Center. Starting at the Armour and Gillham stop in Hyde Park, she is only seven minutes from work by […]

A Missouri council is looking to combat school-to-prison pipeline for students with disabilities

By: - July 25, 2022

This story was originally published by the Kansas City Beacon. Studies show that students of color  and students with disabilities are suspended and referred to police more often than their peers in schools across Missouri. This disproportionate rate of discipline can disrupt their education and push these students into the criminal justice system. A new Missouri grant […]