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The cofounders of ArchCity Defenders – three white male graduates of Saint Louis University School of Law – deliberately recruited black leadership for their civil rights firm a few years ago, and this decision set the tone for its 10th anniversary gala held Friday, November 8 at the Stifel …

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“The time for assembly is God’s time,” said Superintendent John Smith during the welcome service for The Church of God in Christ’s (COGIC) 112th annual Holy Convocation. “It is not time to go to a beauty salon. It is not time to go play golf. It is not time to watch a basketball game. This i…

Metro Transit has partnered with Lyft on a new pilot program to help passengers connect with the Metro Transit system. Transit customers who live in one of eight preselected areas in the St. Louis region will be able to use a Lyft code for rides to or from a nearby Metro Transit Center or hi…

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Retired Congressman William (Bill) Clay (D-Missouri) served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 32 years with retired U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan), who died Sunday, October 27 at age 90. Conyers was first elected to Congress in 1964, four years before Clay, and he would serve ano…

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In his last case as an assistant United States attorney, Reginald Harris successfully prosecuted another black man, then-St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Kenneth A. Grooms II. Grooms unlawfully seized a man who had insulted his girlfriend and took him on a rough ride in the back of his …

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More than 400 boys registered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri are currently waiting to be matched with a Big Brother, and the agency aims to bring that number down by at least 90 before the end of the year. It launched a “90 Men in 90 Days” campaign on October 1 that runs t…

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“He was my colleague, friend and mentor. I have lost a brother and America has lost a true hero,” U.S. Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-Missouri) said about the passing of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland). He died Thursday, October 17 at Gilchrist Hospice Care, an affiliate of Baltimore's Johns H…

Four hundred years ago, the first Africans landed in Old Point Comfort, Virginia. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Black Studies Program and the Office of the Provost presented its 1619 Commemoration recognition with an opening ceremony at noon Monday, September 30 in the Morris Uni…