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Warner Baxter of Ameren fights deadly disease as only a CEO would
Posted: February 26, 2015

Warner Baxter, CEO of Ameren, did not have to reach far to grasp the mission of the American Cancer Society.

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How market share influences the way the local news covers race
Posted: February 26, 2015

People who suspect that local broadcast news is two-dimensional when it comes to talking about race and racism may be on to something. Local TV and radio are just responding to their audience, and the audience, in this case, is named Michelle.

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Kwame: MBE got 31.8 percent of Central Riverfront Project
Posted: February 26, 2015

Minority-owned and women-owned businesses received more than half of the contract dollars for the $33 million Central Riverfront Project of the CityArchRiver renovation at the Gateway Arch, according to Kwame Building Group, the construction management firm monitoring and reporting Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation. 

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Former alderwoman teaches media skills to faith-based groups
Updated: February 21, 2015 - 11:03 am

Kacie Starr Triplett is on a mission to help St. Louis-area churches get their media game together. As part of a regular series on faith-based workshops, she will host a workshop on “Media Training for Churches, Ministries & Non-Profits” on Saturday, February 21.

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Map out your child’s summer this winter
Posted: February 19, 2015

“We are looking to provide programming options in St. Louis for the summer that enhances the 360-degree child,” said Maxine Clark. “We want them to discover their passion and to do something that makes them smile every day.”

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Construction trades and the labor business
Posted: February 18, 2015

The dearth of black construction workers is not the result of some minor slight or oversight, but a systemic denial of economic opportunity for black workers that has at its root the inherent racism of America's white working class. The Koch brothers may provide the money, but the white working class supplies the votes.

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Succeeding when you’re ‘the only one’
Posted: February 12, 2015

Laurna Godwin is the co-founder and co-owner of Vector Communications, a public engagement, communications agency. She wasn’t always a business owner. She transitioned into that role after spending nearly 20 years in broadcast journalism. 

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Shaking off shackles of debt
Posted: February 11, 2015

Black History Month is a timely moment to reflect on the journey that succeeding generations of blacks have trod in the continuing quest for total freedom and equality. From 1865’s Emancipation Proclamation, to 1954’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education and 1965’s voting rights legislation, black Americans have vigilantly fought for freedom. Most of these achievements were fought and won when black personal financial resources were rare, limited or nonexistent.

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Emerson funds North County scholars at Harris-Stowe
Posted: February 05, 2015

“Emerson is proud to support under-represented students as they pursue educational opportunities and careers in STEM disciplines,” said Patrick J. Sly, executive vice president at Emerson. “We believe STEM careers will be critical as the economy changes.”

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First Bank's Gene R. Todd is 'focused on the game’
Posted: February 05, 2015

Instead of focusing on race in the workplace, Gene R. Todd believes one’s energy is better spent on being better than the competition.

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