Of Course, Black Lives Matter… All The Time

18 Dec

Of Course, Black Lives Matter… All The Time By Rev. Rodrick Burton You have seen it, the sign “BLACK LIVES MATTER” held by so many protesters from August in Ferguson, to St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood, to Clayton, the Galleria, Plaza Frontenac, Jefferson City, and all over the country. Some are calling the protest movement generically, […]

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Mike’s Christmas Wish List for The Powerful and Influential & Politicians

18 Dec

Mike’s Christmas Wish List for The Powerful and Influential & Politicians By Atty Mike Owens It’s that time of year again to offer the third annual wish list for regional leaders and even parts of the region. President Barak Obama—credit for improving the economy, getting people back to work, ending a couple of wars, cleaning up the environment […]

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A Salute to Mathews-Dickey & Sheer Elegance : Great Works!

18 Dec

A Salute to Mathews-Dickey & Sheer Elegance : Great Works! I loved the great job as co-masters of ceremonies done by Post-Dispatch fashion editor Debra Brass and KMOX radio Debbie Monterrey this year at the VIP reception for the Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls’ Club Sheer Elegance “Gems St. Louis Style” Fashion benefit which began in […]

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Plan Unveiled to Add More City Police, More Crime Prevention, Better Training

18 Dec

Plan Unveiled to Add More City Police, More Crime Prevention, Better Training The St. Louis City’s budget director has outlined a plan to pay for more police officers, invest more in programs to prevent crime, and to increase community police training. “We have made great progress in reducing crime,” said Mayor Francis Slay. “But, too […]

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Gov. Nixon helps break ground on Boeing composite center; will create up to 700 jobs

16 Dec

Gov. Nixon helps break ground on Boeing composite center; will create up to 700 jobs Missouri Governor Jay Nixon joined members of Missouri’s Congressional delegation, state and local officials, and Boeing executives to break ground on the company’s new composite center to house parts work for the 777X, Boeing’s next-generation commercial aircraft. “Today marks the […]

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8 Dec

Enough Already: Demanding More Than “Justice” By Atty. Mike Owens What I’m going to say in this column will be seen as heresy by some in St. Louis, but here goes. Stop the protests. That’s right, I said it, even though I’m a child of the 60’s and did my share of protesting the war […]

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Compromise Reached on Civilian Oversight of St. Police Department by Mayor Francis Slay Administration Bill Will Be Introduced on Friday

4 Dec

Compromise Reached on Civilian Oversight of St. Police Department by Mayor Francis Slay Administration Bill Will Be Introduced on Friday ST. LOUIS—St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay announced that he has reached a compromise with the chairman of the St. Louis aldermanic Black Caucus on legislation to create a process for citizen review of the St. […]

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Fannie Lou Kicked The King, But Black Voters Gave Victory To Democratic Stenger, Despite!

29 Nov

Fannie Lou Kicked The King, But Black Voters Gave Victory To Democratic Stenger, Despite!  By Freeman R. Bosley Jr. Now that the dust has settled its time to take a close look at the St. Louis County Executive showdown between Democratic nominee Steve Stenger and conservative Republican Rick Stream in the November General Election. In what is normally […]

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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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