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Webster University has increased by a factor of five the number of scholarships it will offer every year to academically talented undergraduate students from ethnic groups typically under-represented in higher education, in the name of Donald M. Suggs, publisher and executive editor of The S…

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    The sun always rises in the east and sets in the west; this is true at all times and in all places. There is an absolute political truth that has the same degree of metaphysical certainty. If you are Black and live in America, any proposition proposed by right-wing Republicans is detrimental…

    Darrion Cockrell being selected as 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is a recognition of a teaching specialty that is not always taken seriously: He is a physical education teacher at Crestwood Elementary in Lindbergh Schools.

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    The St. Louis Region has lost a great business leader and pioneer for education. Atty. Wayman F. Smith III served as a member of the Harris-Stowe State University Board of Regents for 21 years, and as chairman for 12 of those years (1989-2010).  He also initiated the first major corporate sp…

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    The cost for providing bridge medication program for individuals returning to the community after prison in Missouri has now been included in the health care contract by the Missouri Department of Corrections and will be administered by Corizon Health and Rx Outreach through December.

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      The ACLU of Missouri has created a one shop stop guide to voting in our state. In addition to basic voting information, voters will be able to see candidate survey responses regarding civil liberties issues and ballot issue information. The ACLU of Missouri is a non-partisan organization and…

      The August 23 police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin, triggered yet another round of community protests and national news coverage of a Black man. On August 28, the National Action Network served as a major organizer for a Commitment March, rededicating the yet unaddre…

      Trojan Park in Wellston is one of two urban parks selected by the Urban Land Institute for this year’s Urban Open Space Award. The award recognizes outstanding examples of vibrant public open spaces that have been instrumental in promoting healthy, sustainable, and equitable outcomes in comm…

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      “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman” Dr. Martin L. King Jr. proclaimed at the 1966 Annual Convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights. More than five decades later, disparities in health care persist for African-American childre…

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      The August 4 election results were not just a matter of who won and who lost. An organized community is starting to see the fruits of its labor, from the streets to the ballot box. Being intentional and tangible has helped to put forth a vision of what we want the region to be. This informs …

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      History is being repeated. But this time around, don't be tricked. In my book “From the Projects to the Pyramids in Search of a Better Family Life,” I outlined numerous times during the 1960s when the police, state, and federal law enforcement apparatus descended on the Black protest movemen…