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On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, guests gathered at Greater St. Mark Church. The sanctuary was a protestor safe haven as well as a site for planning and programming during the months of unrest that came in response to his death.


“I feel incredibly fortunate to be stepping into the rep in this moment, because it has had such magnificent stewardship with Steve Woolf and Mark (The Rep’s Managing Director Mark Bernstein),” said Hana S. Sharif, the newly appointed Augustin Family Artistic Director for The Repertory Theat…

Toni Morrison learned the power of words before she understood how to write and combine them in sentences. With an understanding of that power and the intention to reflect an underrepresented perspective within fiction, she would later successfully set about changing the landscape of America…

(BlackPressUSA) – According to USA Today, members of Ebony magazine’s digital team say they’ve been fired and haven’t received their final paychecks in the latest controversy to hit the struggling publication that has chronicled black life in America for decades.

When she’s not on stage, Uvee Hayes has the most unassuming presence. She spends much more time listening than talking, Her speaking voice barely registers above a whisper. What gives her away as a performer is her eyes. She gives her undivided attention and engages in a manner that forms a …


Wesley Bell, the first African American to serve as St. Louis County prosecutor, vividly remembered two books that transformed his relationship with reading when delivering the keynote address at Books N Bros’ sold-out inaugural Black Excellence in Literacy Gala Sunday night at Innovation Hall.