A new position has given greater authority for ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the Barnes-Jewish health care system of about 15 hospitals, medical groups and shared services. As of this past November, Steven Player, Pharm.D, has moved from executive director of diversity,…
Alisha Sonnier and Jami Cox are long-term friends, passionate about informing and educating their community, particularly young people, on current events and local issues through their BlackTea, podcast.
The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) recognizes and deeply understands the unprecedented challenges the COVID-19 global pandemic has created for workers and their families in our community. Businesses across a variety of sectors have struggled these last several months to …
For the first time in its 54-year history, the St. Louis Community College campus at Forest Park is able to offer on-site childcare, thanks to a $4 million CARES Act grant.
Dr. Ebony Boyce Carter has been named director of the Division of Clinical Research in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
St. Louis Lambert International Airport is among member airports of the Airports Council International trade group that recently earned Airport Health Accreditation for its efforts to provide a safer airport experience.
Missouri Rep. Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin, prefiled a measure to amend the state constitution to legalize recreational cannabis.
United States Magistrate Judge Shirley Mensah was sworn in Monday for a five-year term as chief magistrate judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. She replaces U.S. Magistrate Judge Nannette Baker, who concluded her five-year term. This occasion marked the first time in the history of th…
The City of St. Louis Boards of Health and Hospitals announced the recent unanimous selection of Rhonda BeLue as its new Board chairperson.
Sparkl West-Pruitt has served in the Hazelwood School District for since 2012. Now she adds the Board of Education seat to her extensive resume.
The National Association of Black Journalists recently honored two of St. Louis’ own with the organization’s recent Salute to Excellence awards.
St. Louis-based Midwest BankCentre, a major community bank with more than $2 billion in assets, plans to make $200 million in community and economic development loans over the next five years, with up to 80% of the money being spent in the St. Louis metro area, a bank executive told the American.
The Saint Louis Art Museum has promoted Renée Brummell Franklin to chief diversity officer, a new position that will oversee the implementation of a report on diversity, equity, access and inclusion that was adopted last summer by the museum’s board of commissioners. The appointment is effec…
Covenant House Missouri has named Tyrone Ford as chief program officer. The new position was created to align with the organization’s already expanding services as part of an effort to grow housing opportunities for at-risk youth in the St. Louis area.
Samantha Williams has been hired to manage external communications and community outreach efforts for Missouri American Water’s eastern service areas.
St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page has appointed attorney Richard E. Banks, of Pasadena Hills, to the Police Board of Commissioners.
ST. LOUIS — Art Holliday will become interim news director effective in the new year, 5 On Your Side Director of Content Carol Fowler announced today.
Even after nine months of leadership training through the Neighborhood Leadership Fellows, Shavanna Spratt says she still feels like an ordinary, everyday person. The difference now is she’s prepared and ready to take action to make Ferguson a better place.
Gateway Arch National Park announces National Park Service veteran Tarona Armstrong as its deputy superintendent. Armstrong comes to St. Louis from the President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site in Hope, Arkansas, where she has served as superintendent since 2014.
As the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency continues construction of its new headquarters in north St. Louis, it’s looking to boost the number of geospatial startups in the region.
The Anheuser-Busch Foundation on Monday, presented the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis with a $100,000 donation in support of economic opportunity and employment services in the St. Louis community.
JEFFERSON CITY —The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved tariffs filed by Spire Missouri, Inc. designed to help eligible small business customers who have been struggling as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The tariffs were set to take effect on Dec. 12.
Trevaughn Latimer, has been selected as a member of the Schwarzman Scholars Class of 2022. A graduate of Loyola University Chicago with honors in economics, while in school Latimer held various leadership positions, including co-founding a nonprofit supporting youth shelters in Vietnam.
Congratulations to Kristen Frazier, who was recently hired by Operation Food Search as its Human Resource and Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI) manager. Frazier’s responsibilities include attracting, motivating and retaining qualified team members for the nonprofit hunger relief organization.…
Dr. Sam Page, St. Louis County executive, has appointed Bishop Calvin Scott, Believers Temple Word Fellowship as president of St Louis County Housing Authority.
The Regional Business Council has hired Jennings School District Superintendent Art McCoy as a contractor to lead its workforce development program, effective Jan. 4.
Angela A. Moore, facilities and sustainability coordinator for the Missouri Historical Society, has been honored with a 2020 Award of Excellence from the U.S. Green Building Council in the Raising the Standard category.
Anna E. Crosslin, president and CEO of the International Institute of St. Louis, has been selected to receive the 2020 Lucile Bluford Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 10 at the Missouri Commission on Human Rights' Missouri Human Rights Conference, whi…
Cosmetologist Felicia Cann-Hanson is the owner of Hair and Beauty Restore By Asylum, which opened last month in Maplewood. Cann-Hanson is also a hair-loss specialist and licensed practical nurse. The beauty supply store is located at 7407 Manchester Road.
Abena Bradley-Madkins, a Spanish teacher at Riverview Gardens High School, has been named a 2020 Excellence in Teaching honoree by Emerson. Bradley-Madkins has served as the Spanish instructor at Riverview Gardens High School since 2008. She led an effort to travel abroad with students to …
Washington University professor John Baugh will assume the vice presidency of the Linguistic Society of America on January 10, 2021.
Regina Marsh has joined the Normandy Schools Collaborative as director of Community Partnerships & Engagement, a new position. She will lead district strategies to provide support for students and families, and coordinate community engagement initiatives. Marsh will also serve as the dis…
St. Louis Police Sgt. Donnell Walters has watched his cousin, Detective Sgt. Heather Taylor, lead the Ethical Society of Police for more than five-and-a-half years. But now, it’s his turn to take the wheel and steer the association forward as it advocates for racial and gender equality in policing.
In a time of furloughs, layoffs and business closings, ArchCity Defenders is growing the organization’s increasingly diverse team of lawyers, organizers and social workers.
Annie Malone Children and Family Services has hired Jarel Loveless as chief development officer. Loveless previously served as managing director of development of Teach For America.
Missouri’s Nov. 3 General Election resulted in a number of black lawmakers being elected or re-elected, with a majority running unopposed, as well as notable newcomers to the Jefferson City statehouse in 2021.
Midwest BankCentre has acquired an analytics firm and appointed its owner, Kelvin Taylor, to run the bank’s new subsidiary, Rising Analytics.
Mayor Gerry Welch has announced that the Webster Groves City Council appointed Marie Peoples as city manager, by unanimous approval.
Larry Hughes will make history when he opens two cannabis dispensaries and a cultivation center in St. Louis, becoming the only Black-owned cannabis business in Missouri.