entrepreneurship http://kmuw.org en Past and Present: Baking A Bigger Pie http://kmuw.org/post/past-and-present-baking-bigger-pie <p></p><p></p><p>A historic and ongoing shortcoming of the U.S. economy is its underutilization of the entrepreneurial potential within nonwhite communities. For instance, because of this longstanding problem, in Kansas today, nonwhites make up 20 percent of the state’s population, yet only seven percent of Kansas’ businesses are minority-owned.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert E. Weems Jr. 32638 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: Baking A Bigger Pie Past and Present: The Disappearance of the Negro Leagues http://kmuw.org/post/past-and-present-disappearance-negro-leagues <p></p><p></p><p>During the spring and summer months, baseball receives a lot of attention in the United States. In 2013, fans have not just discussed the current Major League Baseball season, but because of the recently-released movie <em>42</em>, have also discussed the 1947 Major League season when Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Robert E. Weems Jr. 18700 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: The Disappearance of the Negro Leagues Past and Present: Wichita's Black Entrepreneurs http://kmuw.org/post/past-and-present-wichitas-black-entrepreneurs <p>Compared to other major cities, Wichita has a relatively small African-American population.</p><p>Because of this large, black-owned commercial enterprises, such as insurance companies, never developed here. Nevertheless, there exists a strong tradition of smaller-scale African-American entrepreneurship in this city.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:15:41 +0000 Robert E. Weems Jr. 12319 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: Wichita's Black Entrepreneurs