Warner Baxter, CEO of Ameren, did not have to reach far to grasp the mission of the American Cancer Society.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
Instead of focusing on race in the workplace, Gene R. Todd believes one’s energy is better spent on being better than the competition.