“I started when there were no cameras and no newspapers writing nice things about you, instead they were writing all sorts of ugly things,” said Juanita Jones Abernathy. “But we kept going. It wasn’t about us. It wasn’t about me. It has always been about right and righteousness. Justice and …

Like many St. Louisans, I vigorously applauded Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner's efforts and actions to develop, fund, and staff a Conviction Integrity Unit. This unit was a crucial step in a much-needed healing and restorative belief in the St. Louis criminal justice system. Its agenda en…

One of my favorite works of Professor Wole Soyinka’s is “Telephone Conversation,” a poem written more than 50 years ago while he was a student in London. “Telephone conversation” is a hilarious take on a very serious subject of racism encountered by African students from prospective landlord…