Black people have historically been underrepresented in clinical trial participation in the United States, and researchers and medical professionals are looking for solutions to the problem.
While the National Football League and Miami Dolphins remain co-defendants in a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by former Dolphins coach Brian Flores, the league has shown some improvement in its diversity effort, according to the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport [TIDES] Racia…
The American College of Physicians has recognized Will R. Ross, MD with a national award honoring excellence and distinguished contributions to internal medicine. Dr. Ross, the Alumni Endowed Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, received the Oscar E. Edwards Memorial Award fo…
Director J.D. Dillard owes actor Jonathan Majors a debt of gratitude for his portrayal of real-life Korean War hero Jesse L. Brown in Devotion. The intention, grace, grit with which Majors commits to honoring the man he portrays speaks to an additional level of devotion separate from the fi…
Koran Bolden jumped back into the swing of things, touring local schools, and bringing his boisterous energy during his motivational speeches. He Encourages youths to reach the highest start, and then go beyond that, to make a difference in their communities.
For Samuel L. Jackson, his Apple TV+ limited series “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” is very personal. Adapted from Walter Mosley’s 2010 book of the same title, the series centers on 91-year-old Ptolemy Grey who suffers from dementia.
St. Louisan Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics has emerged as one of the early frontrunners for the Most Valuable Player award in the National Basketball Association.
The United Way of Greater St. Louis’ Charmaine Chapman Leadership Society [CCS] raised over $350,000 through its Divine 9 Challenge, a fundraising competition between historically Black Fraternities and Sororities in the St. Louis region.
There are any number of takeaways one can glean from the recent midterm elections. But one that should be getting more attention is that the public is sick and tired of bitter bickering and obsession with false issues at the expense of the real ones that need fixing.
St. Louisan Kevin Coleman Jr. of Jackson State was named the Freshman of the Year in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) after an excellent first year of collegiate football.
Louisville, Kentucky rapper EST Gee’s eyesight is declining in one of his eyes. While he’s not completely blind, he believes his condition is worsening.
The St. Louis Alumnae Chapter (SLA) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., has announced the cheerful return of its Annual Breakfast with Santa event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, at Carr Lane Visual Performing Arts Middle School, 1004 N. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, 63106.
East St. Louis and CBC capped dominant seasons by winning respective Illinois and Missouri state championships on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. In addition, four area schools have title games on Dec. 3.
Shar C. Smith will be the first to hold the newly created manager of staff development and engagement position in University Advancement at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to taking on her role as manager of staff development and engagement, Smith served as paralegal manager at Wel…
After being sworn in as the first woman president of the city Board of Aldermen and its 22nd in history, Megan Ellyia Green told fellow members of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment Mayor Tishaura Jones and Comptroller Darlene Green, “I promise a good heart and an open mind.”
Cigna has named La Tosha Johnson health engagement well-being coordinator. In her new role, Johnson will develop and implement employee health programs and strategies for Cigna clients, including Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD).
Every detail of your life shouldn’t be shared online, unless you’re okay with the public scrutiny that comes with it. Comedian and social media influencer B. Simone recently shared on her podcast, “The Know For Sure Pod” that she doesn’t shower every day.
R&B singer and dancer, B. Smyth died Thursday (Nov. 18). He was 28. The news was confirmed in a video posted on his official Instagram page by his brother Denzil Smith.
After receiving a breast cancer diagnosis in 2015, Marissa Thomas, a 42-year-old Atlanta resident and breast cancer awareness advocate, scoured social media to find other Black women who were also navigating the disease.
On August 3, 1810, Peter Johnson became the first person to be executed by the State of Missouri. By the time the U.S. Supreme Court found the death penalty unconstitutional in 1972, Missouri had already executed 285 people — most by hanging. Since the court reinstated capital punishment in …
The multiple award-winning recording artist, who began singing and ministering professionally when she was 15, has released a holiday song and video titled “Great Christmas.”
This weekend the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is playing a program of mostly Italian music led by a guest conductor from China, though the first half concludes with a rhapsody by a Russian composer meditating on an Italian theme, played by a solo pianist who chose for his encore a German com…
A tremendous injustice may still occur in Missouri, if the Supreme Court of Missouri does not order an evidentiary hearing on Monday, November 28. Currently, the state of Missouri intends to execute Kevin Johnson on November 29th. A jury sentenced Johnson, a Black teenager, to death in 2008,…
There is a parable of the Chinese bamboo tree, a true story that teaches us lessons about patience, faith, perseverance, growth, development and, most importantly, human potential.
The PepsiCo Uplift Scholarship program supports Black and Hispanic students pursuing two-year degrees and professional certificates in fields of study related to advanced manufacturing, business administration, information technology and transportation. In addition to financial assistance, s…
The John Burroughs Bombers made history in girls basketball last season when they won the Missouri Class 4 state championship, which was the first in the school's history.
With Kevin Johnson scheduled to be put to death at 6 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 29, 2022, the Missouri Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on a stay of execution from state-appointed special prosecutor Edward Keenanat 1:30 p.m. Monday.
A lot of good news came out of this month’s elections—and enough bad to remind us that we can never let our guard down when freedom and democracy are at stake. This year, democracy itself was on the ballot, and voters made an important down payment on its future.
Jenifer Lewis returned to her alma mater Webster University on Nov. 5, 2022, and the acclaimed actor delighted an audience of 600 people with truthful answers to questions.
St. Louis County’s Department of Human Services has announced an increase in funding for down payment assistance program and the home improvement program coordinated through the Office of Community Development.
When the 2023 legislative session opens on Jan. 4 in Jefferson City, Democrats will again be underdogs against Republican super majorities in the House and Senate.
“Our goal with every season is to make sure we put together a lineup that excites and engages our audience,” said Kwofe Coleman, MUNY president and CEO, at the company’s 2023 season kickoff announcement.
Congress held its first hearing about establishing a non-voting delegate seat for the Cherokee Nation on Wednesday, November 16. The historic move is the closest the federal government has gotten toward satisfying a promise it made to the Cherokee Nation nearly 200 years ago.
August Alsina was seen with a mystery man on the season finale of VH1’s “The Surreal Life” on Monday (Nov. 21) night, and during the episode he talked about his current love life and desiring a “limitless love.”
Sinbad is in the process of still relearning how to walk after having a stroke two years ago. His family released a statement on Monday (Nov. 21) explaining he has a long road to recovery.
A pair of former St. Louis area prep basketball standouts will be featured at this evening's championship game at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational in Hawaii.