November Politics in August: Eric Greitens, the Chameleon Vs. DINO Chris Koster

22 Aug






November Politics in August: Eric Greitens, the Chameleon Vs. DINO Chris Koster   By Atty. Mike Owens   The Missouri gubernatorial race is in full swing, months before voters may be actually paying attention to what’s going on.   What’s going on is politics as usual among the GOP. Republican candidate Eric Greitens had been […]

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St. Louis City Ends Fiscal Year (FY2016) With $2.4 Million Surplus

16 Aug






St. Louis City Ends Fiscal Year (FY2016) With $2.4 Million Surplus St. Louis City Comptroller’s Office announced the city ended fiscal year (FY) 2016 with a surplus of $2.4 million.  This is the second consecutive year that the city has seen an operating surplus; FY 2015 ended with a $2.2 million surplus.  Comptroller Darlene Green […]

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Ex-Clayton Cop Chief in Hot Canada Water; $2 Million City Metrolink Study, Politics?

15 Aug






Ex-Clayton Cop Chief in Hot Canada Water; $2 Million City Metrolink Study, Politics?   By Atty. Mike Owens   The former police chief of the crack Clayton Police Department is seriously jammed up in not one, but TWO countries.   Former chief Robert Byrne retired a few years ago, and is apparently traveling across the […]

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The Right to Vote – Three Years Later

15 Aug






The Right to Vote – Three Years Later   By Dr. Christi Griffin   “If we don’t show up [and vote] now, the state of Black America today will pale in comparison of what it will be tomorrow.”  Christi Griffin, June 30, 2013 A little more than three years ago, those words and the following […]

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Post Ferguson Analysis: We Are Still F@#$%+g Up

15 Aug






Post Ferguson Analysis: We Are Still F@#$%+g Up By Rev. Rodrick Burton This past week saw the commemoration of two years since Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson. Thankfully a bad situation brought fruits of change in areas long needing change. The court system that exploited the poor in many municipalities in St. […]

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Roy Blunt Earns NRA-PVF Endorsement – “A” Rating

11 Aug






Roy Blunt Earns NRA-PVF Endorsement – “A” Rating — The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today endorsed Roy Blunt’s re-election bid to the United States Senate and announced he has earned a critical “A” rating for his proven track-record of protecting Missouri gun owners’ rights. Representing five million members across the country, the […]

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St. Louis City NAACP to Circuit Court: ‘Protect African-American Jobs in Uber Case’

11 Aug






St. Louis City NAACP to Circuit Court: ‘Protect African-American Jobs in Uber Case’ St. Louis, Mo. – NAACP President Adolphus Pruitt is urging a St. Louis Circuit Court judge to reject a push by the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission (MTC) to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Uber, a move that would force […]

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Sea Change: Kim Gardner, Circuit Attorney; Vernon Betts, City Sheriff

8 Aug






Sea Change:  Kim Gardner, Circuit Attorney; Vernon Betts, City Sheriff By Atty. Mike Owens Big changes for St. Louis this coming winter. Two city-wide offices, traditionally held by white office holders, will most likely go to black office holders.   The two jobs are sheriff and circuit attorney. Vernon Betts, who has run for sheriff […]

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Who’s Looking At You?

8 Aug






Who’s Looking At You? Dr. Christi M. Griffin Over the last few years, cell phone videos have brought visual reality to the police brutality and murder we’ve always known existed. We’ve become eye witnesses to an aberration of the law that stuns the conscience of most. Yet, in a country where the controlling class continues […]

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Making History, First Black Female Circuit Attorney, Kim Gardner

8 Aug






Making History, First Black Female Circuit Attorney, Kim Gardner By The Honorable Darlene Green This month began with a bang ushering in history and glass ceiling shattering all at once. I am bursting with pride and admiration that the voters selected Kim Gardner, as the first African American female to be elected Circuit Attorney in […]

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