Core Conversations: Black Entrepreneurship, Digital Inclusion and Spay & Neuter KC

Join Leslie Scott of “Core Conversations” as she interviews T.J. Roberts, a young Black entrepreneur, who started the Kinship Café ( in Kansas City, Kansas. “There’s a void in seeing black people be owners of businesses. I don’t see a lot of black business owners, so I wanted to be one.” And so, T.J. did. In Part 2, Leslie interviews Tom Esselman of “Connecting for Good” (, a nonprofit in Kansas City solely dedicated to digital inclusion, providing wireless mesh networks, community technology centers, low-cost refurbished PCs and free digital life skills classes. Leslie also interviews David Shapiro of Spay & Neuter Kansas City to discuss their pet food pantry project (;

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