Rebecca Rivas, reporter for the St. Louis American, is on maternity leave but wrote about her experience navigating the health hazards posed after the warehouse fire at 3937 Park Ave., which began November 15 at about 10 a.m.

Vitilas “Veto” Reid was honored by state Rep. Chrissy Sommer (R-St. Charles) and the Missouri House of Representatives last month with the “Hidden Figures” award. The award alludes to the 2017 Academy Awards Best Picture nominee, “Hidden Figures,” in that it acknowledges Missouri's unnoticed…

Dashawn Moore, 8, placed toy glasses on Michael Brown Sr. during a birthday party held in honor of Michael Brown Jr. on May 20, which would have been his twentieth birthday. Michael Brown Sr. and his nonprofit, Chosen for Change Foundation, hosted the party at Canfield Green Apartments.

The Saint Louis Zoo is seeking citizen scientists to monitor frogs and toads from their backyards, parks, fields, creeks or just about anywhere. The information gathered can ultimately lead to devising ways to stop amphibian decline. 

St. Louis County Library is expanding its popular Borrow a Telescope program. Twelve additional telescopes are being added to the collection to help reduce wait time. Every open branch will now offer the scopes for check out. Previously, only nine branches were participating in the program. …

Ralph McCloud celebrated his 100th birthday on February 22! One hundred years blessed and aged to perfection! Ralph is a U.S. Army veteran and retired business owner of Green Hornet Lawn Service. He attends St. Louis Gospel Assembly Hall. Ralph has devoted his life to loving and caring speci…

The Special Administrative Board of the Saint Louis Public School District voted to place Proposition 1, a $0.75 operating tax levy increase, on the April 5 ballot. If approved by voters, Proposition 1 funds would be used to: continue offering early childhood education, expand character and …

Five individuals have filed for three seats on the Pattonville Board of Education. In order of filing, Mary Kay Campbell of Maryland Heights (the incumbent appointee currently filling Tami Hohenstein's position); Ruth Petrov of Maryland Heights (an incumbent); and Gregory Waters of St. Louis…

University of Missouri Extension is offering a free session on financial planning 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 at University of Missouri Extension Center, 260 Brown Rd. in St. Peters MO 63376. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Call 636-970-3000 to register. 

Webster University is participating with the FAFSA Frenzy, a state-wide coordinated effort by Missouri Department of Higher Education( MDHE) to offer workshops assisting to parents and future college students on how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Webster’s event wi…

A few months after the police killing of Mike Brown, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson uttered a completely baseless phrase that was readily picked up by conservative media and right-wingers. Chief Dotson coined the phrase the “Ferguson Effect,” describing it as a “current surge in lawlessne…

The Breakfast Club Christmas Seminar Celebration will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, December 19 at New Northside Conference Center, 5939 Goodfellow Blvd. The organization will report on its goals and objectives and announce events and activities for 2016.  Its mission is to impact the St. …

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis’ Youth Tech Workforce initiative will host an Informational Session 4 p.m. Thursday, December 10 in the Vaughn Cultural Center, 3701 Grandel Square. The initiative will provide free coding training to youths aged 16-24, thanks to a $250,000 grant fr…

“Blackish” star Jenifer Lewis returned to St. Louis for Webster University’s black-tie Centennial Gala on November 14 at St. Louis Union Station. The gala topped off Webster University’s 100th Anniversary year. More than 500 people attended the elegant event, and $1.2 million was raised to b…

A year after the murder of 12 year old Tamir Rice – this baby, our child – by Cleveland police officers, the state has not even bothered to put up a pretense of fair process, instead making it explicit that justice does not apply to black people in this country, not even to black children.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri is committed to helping all who have been charged from Ferguson protests to find legal representation. Those charged should complete the form at http://bit.ly/1PwG6Ve. A representative will be in contact soon with next steps. If you are not sure…

“We’ve been doing this for 50 years now,” Rodney Hubbard Sr. said Sunday, September 6 on the front steps of the Carr Square Community Center across from Loretta Hall Park. “I was 16 years old when they started, and I haven’t missed one yet.”

Free counseling services are available to individuals in the St. Louis region who continue to feel stressed or traumatized by the unrest in Ferguson. Interested residents should contact United Way 2-1-1 by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-427-4626 to be connected to resources.

Thirty college students from across the country came to St. Louis from July 23-25 for the fourth annual Anheuser-Busch Legends of the Crown leadership symposium, where they accepted $150,000 in scholarships while participating in workshops on career planning and leadership development.