Congressman William “Lacy” Clay, Jr. Stands By Steve Stenger for County Executive; Blasts Rick Stream

15 Oct

Congressman William “Lacy” Clay, Jr. Stands By Steve Stenger for County Executive; Blasts Rick Stream Editor’s Note: Despite the confused and embarrassing Maria Chappelle Nadal, a little unknown Missouri Democratic state senator, who is using TV commercials for Rick Stream, a Republican MO state rep, who running for County Executive against strong and viable St. [...]

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Better Together Releases Municipal Courts Study

15 Oct

Better Together Releases Municipal Courts Study Report highlights systemic problems including court oversight and fines & fees Better Together released its study of municipal courts in St. Louis City and St. Louis County. Both the data and the qualitative information in this report point to a troubling issue: Many of the municipal courts in the [...]

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The Violence of Injustice: The Oppressed Are Being Asked to Pray

13 Oct

The Violence of Injustice: The Oppressed Are Being Asked to Pray By Dr. Christi M. Griffin Moments after reviewing a video of St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson asking for peace from the protesters, I was compelled to reach out to him with the reality of the past. It was just under a year before Michael [...]

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Our Test, Beyond The Protests

13 Oct

Our Test, Beyond The Protests By James Clark St. Louis, we are on a world stage. We have captured world attention. The top three issues facing the planet Earth are the Ebola disease, the revolt in China, and protest in Ferguson, now St. Louis City. The recent shooting by a St. Louis City Police Officer [...]

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System Failure Killed Vonderrit Myers, Jr.

13 Oct

System Failure Killed Vonderrit Myers, Jr. By Mike Owens Recently Vonderrit Myers was shot and killed by an off-duty St. Louis police officer in the Shaw Neighborhood. The officer, who hasn’t been named, was working a second job, patrolling the neighborhood for a private security company. The cop has told commanders that he saw Myers, [...]

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Do We Need The Police? Cops — Divine Agents of The Law

13 Oct

Do We Need The Police? Cops — Divine Agents of The Law Rev. Rodrick Burton It is clearly evident within Hip Hop culture and generally the opinion of many African Americans that we have no use for police, we distrust police, some even say as Easy E did,”f@&* tha police.” This comes from a historical [...]

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Plantation Politics and Growing Disparity Amongst Us

13 Oct

Plantation Politics and Growing Disparity Amongst Us By T.D. El-Amin In the past the few weeks, reports of the growing and long standing disparities between Blacks and Whites in St. Louis have been released. As alarming as the statistics are, what’s more saddening is what this says about the state of our “leadership”. If leadership [...]

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Red October Means Green for St. Louis

13 Oct

Red October Means Green for St. Louis By Comptroller Darlene Green Red and blue may be divided when it comes to politics, but when it comes to St. Louis sports—red and blue are coming together nicely in downtown St. Louis. We love Red October in St. Louis. Our employees at City Hall are all abuzz [...]

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City & Construction Trade Unions Are Buds to Women and Blacks

13 Oct

City & Construction Trade Unions Are Buds to Women and Blacks St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, SLATE executive director Michael Holmes, and local labor leaders Jeff Aboussie, Terry Nelson, and Gary Elliott, along with members of the St. Louis Building Trades Council recently launched, an impressive the Building Union Diversity (BUD) program in St. Louis. [...]

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St. Louis Municipal Court Cancels 220,000 Minor Traffic Arrest Warrants

1 Oct

The City of St. Louis is giving minor traffic offenders with outstanding warrants a second chance to address their tickets. Today, more than 220,000 arrest warrants will automatically be canceled. The traffic offenders will have three months to get a new court date to face the charges against them.

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