The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC), the largest public funder of the arts in the St. Louis region, awarded a total of $978,400 to 111 organizations this year. Its recipients are nonprofit arts and culture organizations and nonprofit organizations for programming that broadens pa…

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Not that long ago, most people worked for some type of an organization, such as a business or the government or a school district. But today, more and more workers are going their own way and joining what’s known as the “gig” economy. If you will be one of them, you’ll want to make the right…

The U.S. Census Bureau has said it expects to hire about a half-million people nationwide to help in its all-important counting of everybody living in the United States, something the government has done every 10 years since 1790.

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If you own a business, you’ve always got plenty to think about: sales, marketing, employees, competition, industry trends, consumer preferences – the list goes on and on. It’s easy to get so caught up in your work that you might not take time to think about retirement. But if and when that d…

The proposed demolition of the Wellston Housing Authority, a public housing development that serves almost entirely Black St. Louisans, paired with an insufficient plan for maintaining the Wellston community repeats a troubling pattern of disinvestment in historic black neighborhoods. We cal…

Stephani Hudson joined the School District of University City as St. Louis County Special School District area coordinator. She will be working in Brittany Woods Middle School, University City High School and Lieberman Learning Center to supervise all special education programming. She will …

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If you work for a business that offers a 401(k) plan, consider yourself fortunate, because a 401(k), with its tax advantages and variety of investment options, is a great way to save for retirement. But what if you need to tap in to your plan before you retire? Is it a good idea to borrow fr…

What’s wrong with this picture? That’s what Monica Beckham Holmes and other descendants of J.D. and Ethel Shelley were wondering last January when news photos of the dedication of a new historic marker to replace a stolen one at the Shelley House at 4600 Labadie Ave. showed up in news storie…

Jamal Shaddid of Black Jack received the Multicultural/International Leadership Award during Missouri State University-West Plains’ annual Celebration of Leaders student awards ceremony April 25 at the West Plains Civic Center. The award recognizes students who make the greatest contribution…

International Women’s Day will be observed on March 8. Around the world, special events will celebrate the cultural, social, political and economic achievements of women. However, this last area – economic progress – is one that still causes concern, and rightfully so, because women still fa…