Life and the freedom to move around is changing right before our eyes as the threat of the coronavirus as captured
the attention of the world.

So many things that we have taken for granted all of our lives like, going to school, shaking people’s hands, going to church, going out to dinner, hugging people, going to the mall, going to the movies, Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, high school and even professional sporting events have all changed in light of personal and community health safety.

As times change, so must THE CALL, in order for our survival as one of the nation’s oldest black owned and operated newspapers and as a news source for the Kansas City and surrounding communities. In the coming days we will be shifting our focus back to an on-line presence, with breaking news updates to cellphones as well as lap top and personal computers. We will decrease the number of papers placed on newsstands and locations as people become less and less mobile. Those who have paid for on line subscriptions, not to worry, you will still receive them, but we will urge those subscribers to transfer over to the on-line reading of the paper.

On-line subscribers will also be able to receive live updates as the news cycle during this time period changes constantly. We want to be able to bring you those updates instantly.

Unfortunately, the day is going to come where, we believe, the entire City will be quarantined to help prevent the spread of the virus. It’s just a matter of time. Office hours beginning Monday March 23, will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and Friday from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. We will be closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Deadlines will remain the same.

THE CALL will continue to take requests for In-Memoriams & Obituaries. You can send those requests along with a phone number for payment to

Obituaries can to be sent to
News can be sent to

THE CALL staff would like to thank the community and our loyal readers for your support as we transcend into this new chapter that we pray will only be temporary.