A Long Road To Go: Changing Hearts, Not Just Laws

24 Nov

A Long Road To Go: Changing Hearts, Not Just Laws Dr. Christi M. Griffin During the long struggle that led to the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1965 and the subsequent Voting Rights Act of 1968, there were many key players and many strategic acts. The Movement initially launched by the brutal and […]

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Boob Tube Network News Media Fearmongering Suffocates Substance

24 Nov

Boob Tube Network News Media Fearmongering Suffocates Substance Make no mistake about it, the de-contextualized hysteria prevalent in the St. Louis metro area over the past three months has been stoked by journalism, both print and electronic, that favors short-term sensationalism. And it’s that kind of coverage which underscores the media’s attempts to maintain audience […]

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Beware the Sword of Damocles

24 Nov

Beware the Sword of Damocles By Atty. Mike Owens The sword of Damocles is a Greek myth about a fellow named Damocles who was put into a position of great power but there was one problem…a huge sword was hanging over his head. The sword was tied up with a single thread and at any […]

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Mayor Slay and Comptroller Green Announce $4.6 Million in Opportunities for Home Repairs

24 Nov

Mayor Slay and Comptroller Green Announce $4.6 Million in Opportunities for Home Repairs St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and Comptroller Darlene Green have recently announced two new funding opportunities to help vulnerable residents keep up their aging homes to safe and livable standards. Mayor Slay has directed the Affordable Housing Commission (AHC) to set aside […]

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We Don’t Need No VIP Visitors To Fix Our Local Problems

20 Nov

We Don’t Need No VIP Visitors To Fix Our Local Problems By Rev. Rodrick K. Burton We knew before Michael Brown bled out on a hot August afternoon that we had some problems in our metro area. His killing just brought the problems of police profiling, municipal exploitation of the poor and historic racial divisions […]

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St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay Addresses Board of Aldermen On Ferguson Fallout

20 Nov

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay Addresses Board of Aldermen On Ferguson Fallout   Dear Alderwoman Young, For the last two months, I and my administration, Chief Dotson and his men and women, and our peers in St. Louis County have been planning, preparing, and organizing in anticipation of the reaction to the St. Louis County Grand Jury. As […]

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Up Above My Head: I Hear Music In The Air: 100.3 The Beat Launches in St. Louis

19 Nov

Up Above My Head: I Hear Music In The Air: 100.3 The Beat Launches in St. Louis Music lovers have you heard — iHeartMedia St. Louis announced the launch of a new radio station, 100.3 The Beat, Throwback Hip Hop and R&B, effective immediately.100.3 The Beat will be the home for throwback Hip Hop from […]

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Missouri Governor Nixon Swears In Members of The Ferguson Commission

19 Nov

Missouri Governor Nixon Swears In Members of The Ferguson Commission ST. LOUIS, Mo. – At a ceremony at the Missouri History Museum Missouri Governor Jay Nixon swore in the sixteen members of the Ferguson Commission and charged them with studying the underlying issues raised by events in Ferguson and issuing a report with specific policy […]

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Winter Weather Awareness Day, Prepare for Cold Weather

19 Nov

Winter Weather Awareness Day, Prepare for Cold Weather This year Winter Weather Awareness Day (WWAD) will be conducted on November 19th. As this annual awareness day approaches the City of St. Louis Department of Health is alerting residents that this is an ideal time to prepare for exposure to cold temperatures and begin preparing to […]

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Gov. Nixon Launches Show-Me Heroes, Connects Vets with Jobs

10 Nov

Gov. Nixon Launches Show-Me Heroes, Connects Vets with Jobs In recognition of Veterans Day this week, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is issuing a challenge to local chambers of commerce to encourage their members to take the Show-Me Heroes pledge and actively recruit veterans and service members for available positions. The Show-Me Heroes Chamber Challenge will […]

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