Metro Transit will implement its new MetroBus Service Plan – which will impact every bus route in the City of St. Louis and in St. Louis County – on Monday, September 30.
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 655, which represents more than 5,500 Schnucks employees throughout the St. Louis region, has agreed to a new 3-year union contract with the hometown grocery chain.
There is an October 30 deadline for grant proposals for tenant organizing from the Deaconess Foundation in memory of the Rev. Buck Jones, the late United Church of Christ minister.
St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green called upon Mayor Lyda Krewson and Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed to support a supplemental appropriation for Cure Violence of up to $2 million.
The St. Louis American Foundation will honor eight outstanding educators from area schools as awardees at the 2019 Salute to Excellence in Education on Saturday, September 21 at the America's Center Ballroom.
A broad coalition of women clergy, community and elected leaders are gathering the community to grieve, lock arms and call for action at a Mother’s March to End Gun Violence from to noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 14 starting in Fairgrounds Park corner of Kossuth and Grand.
“Only the Educated Are Free: The Journey of Michael Middleton,” produced by the University of Missouri, will premiere 7 p.m. Friday, September 13 at the Missouri Theatre, 203 S. 9th St. in Columbia.
A fundraiser will be held to raise money for St. Louis Detective Luther Hall’s medical expenses 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 15 at Flamingo Bowl, 1117 Washington Ave. The donation for this event is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Food, bowling and pool are included.
The conference theme is the Impact of Incarceration on Women & Children when Missouri Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) host its annual conference from 10 am to 4 pm. Saturday, September 28 at the Bellefontaine Recreation Center, 9669 Bellefontaine Rd.
A coalition of organizations is holding a town hall to urge public officials to take power away from special interests and big donors in government and give more power to voters.
(St. Louis Public Radio) - Eddie Hill IV never showed up for the fifth grade. The 10-year-old was shot and killed enjoying his summer vacation from his front porch in the Lewis Place neighborhood, which borders the Central West End.
Michelle Sherod – longtime staffer for former U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill – is entering the race for the open seat to represent Missouri’s 5th Senate District, where state Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis) is term-limited.
United Way of Greater St. Louis announced a 2019 annual campaign goal of $76.25 million. Last year, more than 100,000 individuals and 2,000 businesses donated to United Way to collectively raise a record $76 million for people in a 16-county region throughout Missouri and Illinois.
The sound of African drums echoed around Harris-Stowe State University. The Class of 2023 marched in two lines, with bright, smiling faces, across the HSSU campus as they officially began their academic journey. Athletics, administrators and faculty, clad in their regalia, welcomed the proce…
There is an October 15 deadline to apply for funding assistance for African-American heritage programs through the Missouri Humanities Council. The mission of this heritage program is “to support partner organizations whose work increases our understanding of the African American experience …
(St. Louis Public Radio) - The St. Louis Board of Education took the brunt of the frustration about gun violence that has taken the lives of a dozen children in the city from residents, parents and school staff Thursday night.
Going to the football jamboree at Soldan High School on Friday, August 23 was a “reward” for eight-year-old Jurnee Thompson’s good behavior during her first two weeks at school.
The flowing script of an 1847 Jesuit missionary ledger page shows a matter-of-fact accounting of four payments, totaling $300, that one Matilda – a 34-year-old "colored servant" – made to buy her freedom from her Jesuit owners. The heading notes that she should pay directly to St. Xavier Cat…
Flynn Park Elementary School in University City has been on a journey these past three years, said Principal Nicalee Wilson. And it’s one that’s best illustrated through a story.
(St. Louis Public Radio) - Leaders of the Missouri Black Caucus met with Gov. Mike Parson to talk about gun violence but left without much hope for stricter gun control.
In St. Louis area schools, some students are far more likely to be suspended than those least at risk — 20, 30 or even 60 times more likely, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and Forward Through Ferguson.
(St. Louis Public Radio) - Environmental hazards in the neighborhoods of many black people in St. Louis put them at a higher risk of health problems than white residents, according to a report released Saturday.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available on October 1. Completion of the FAFSA is a critical step in applying for financial aid. High school seniors and current college students applying for financial aid for the 2020-21 academic year will want to file the FAFSA…
(St. Louis Public Radio) - More than a dozen children have died from gun violence in St. Louis this year. The deaths were at the heart of a town hall meeting at Harris-Stowe State University on Wednesday night.
The Lifetime Achiever in Education Award will look a little different at the St. Louis American Foundation’s 2019 Salute to Excellence in Education Gala on Saturday, September 21. For the first time, the award will go to a couple — Charles and Shirley Brown. Among many educators and their nu…
Mayor Lyda Krewson wants to push through an emergency contract with Cure Violence, a violence de-escalation organization favored by local activists, according to a letter she sent to Comptroller Darlene Green on August 20.
CareSTL Health has suspended operations at its Riverview Health Center, located at 5541 Riverview Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63120.
(St. Louis Public Radio) - A federal judge in Kansas City has blocked Missouri’s eight-week abortion ban from taking effect after midnight Tuesday.
In 2013 Saint Louis Zoo Director Emeritus Charles “Charlie” H. Hoessle and his wife, Marilyn, created a fund to provide internship opportunities at the Saint Louis Zoo for students attending Harris-Stowe State University.
On Sunday, August 18, the Universal African Peoples Organization (UAPO), led by longtime human rights activist Zaki Baruti, held its 30th annual celebration of the great Pan-Africanist visionary Marcus "Mosiah" Garvey. The featured speaker was Kimberly Gardner, the first black circuit attorn…
(St. Louis Public Radio) - A $30 million housing development backed by philanthropist and arts patron Emily Rauh Pulitzer is poised to re-make a virtually empty block on Olive Street in the Grand Center area of St. Louis.
Registration will open in September for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis’ new Teen Center of Excellence in Ferguson. Teens ages 12-18 in the North County area can join.
(St. Louis Public Radio) - During Anthony Ross’ formative years, his family moved around St. Louis and St. Louis County several times. The one constant in his life was education. His mother encouraged him to do well in school, relying on public schools to teach him about African American history.
Jason Eberhart, 16, was a football player ― like his brother who plays for Ball State University and his father who played for the University of Illinois.
Jamala Rogers of the Organization for Black Struggle recently visited Aim4Peace-Kansas City, which is based on the CURE Violence model and has been in operation since 2008. CURE Violence is a successful violence reduction program adopted by many cities in the U.S. and in several countries. T…
Startups interested in being a part of the Venture Showcase at Startup Connection ’19 can apply online through September 3.
There is an apparent irony to Rasheen Aldridge receiving the Democratic nomination to succeed Bruce Franks Jr. as state representative in Missouri’s 78th House District. Aldridge and Franks came up together as political outsiders who disrupted the Hubbard political dynasty in North St. Louis…
(St. Louis Public Radio) - Joshua Danrich is like most kids his age. He’s energetic, has a big personality and loves cars.
Ricky Kidd, 44, walked out of a Missouri prison on Thursday, August 15, after serving 23 years for a 1996 robbery and double murder that a judge recently ruled that he didn’t commit.
Lamar Johnson’s 1994 murder conviction was allegedly steeped in corruption from both police and prosecutors, and new evidence proves that the African-American man is innocent, said St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner in a July 19 court motion to get Johnson a new trial.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a Next NGA West construction training fair from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, August 27, at St. Stanislaus Heritage Center, 1413 N. 20th St. in St. Louis. Registration is not required.
The Harris Stowe State University Board of Regents has granted lifetime tenure and advancement in academic rank to Charlene Lofton Jones. Jones formerly was assistant professor of Political Science at the university. She also has taught at Saint Louis University, Lindenwood University, St. L…
Elnora Lofton Suggs was a woman of faith and fierce determination. That’s what her son Donald M. Suggs, publisher and executive editor of The St. Louis American and president of the St. Louis American Foundation, remembers most. Mrs. Suggs passed away on Thursday, August 8. She was 106 years old.
When the little boy came into Chandria Taylor’s preschool class at Gateway MST Elementary School, he would run to the corner and hide.