Black voters have a powerful role to play in this year’s elections. That’s why we are being targeted by disinformation campaigns that are meant to discourage and suppress our turnout. We can’t let them succeed.
The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis is going into business with Panera Bread, building on and sharing their respective strengths, among them workforce development, community outreach – and food.
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri officials announced today that two students have been expelled and three students were suspended for willful and knowing actions that threatened the safety of the campus and the broader Columbia community.
The family of Breonna Taylor and the City of Louisville, Kentucky agreed to a $12 million settlement of the civil suit brought against the city by the family for the wrongful death of Breonna Taylor by police. The city also agreed to implementing police reforms. The reforms include establish…
Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 in response to the late 19th century labor movement. It pays tribute to the achievements and contributions of laborers and unions.
The family of St. Louis Police Officer Tamarris L.Bohannon gathered at the entrance to the Cathedral Basilica in the Central West End for Bohannon's memorial service after leading a police-escorted procession from the Serenity Memorial Funeral Home at 1905 Union Boulevard to the Cathedral Ba…
St. Louis Police officers lead a processional into the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis for fallen police officer Tamarris Bohannon Sunday, September 6, 2020. Photo by Wiley Price/St. Louis American
“Having helped to plan, execute or lead five decennial censuses serving nine presidents of both parties, our expert opinion is that failing to extend the deadlines to April 30, 2021, will result in seriously incomplete enumerations in many areas across our country,” said former U.S. Census B…
Following the lead of organizers on the ground, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin and National ACLU called for the resignation of Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth, and Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian. The ACLU’s demand follows the shooting o…
David Dorn’s daughters want it known that their late father did not support President Donald Trump and would not want his name or image to be used to further Trump’s political agenda. They are angry that their father’s widow, St. Louis Police Sergeant Ann Dorn, is scheduled to speak on Thurs…
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke on the second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, Aug. 18.Powell, who served in President George W. Bush's administration, is one of several Republicans featured at the Democratic convention this year to make the case that…
The St. Louis couple that gained national attention after photos and video showed them brandishing guns at protesters in late June will be in the national spotlight again when Mark McCloskey speaks at the Republican National Convention.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the August 17 opening night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. The first night of the convention took place virtually with COVID-19, Black Lives Matter and mail-in voting as the main topics. Speakers included Sen. Bernie Sanders, New York Go…
The NAACP strongly condemns the Trump administration’s deliberate attempt to sabotage the U.S. Postal Service to obstruct voting by mail and to ensure a favorable outcome in the election.
Family, friends, public officials and community leaders came together early Thursday afternoon in Minneapolis to honor the life of George Floyd.
Minnesota attorney general Keith Ellison plans to upgrade charges against the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd, as well as bring charges against three cops who were on the scene at the time of George Floyd’s death.
St. Louis County reported 24 COVID-19 deaths and 68 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, May 8. The county has now reported 244 deaths and 3792 cases since the onset of the pandemic.
In a joint statement, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) said that they “stand firmly against President Trump’s unacceptable treatment of PBS Newshour’s White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor.”
(NNPA) - More than four years after sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were taken out by the Supreme Court and following four attempts under a House led by Republicans, Rep. Terri Sewell’s (R-Ala.) bill to reinstate voting protections has finally passed.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority International President Dr. Glenda Glover has announced that the sorority will raise $1M for Historically Black Colleges and Universities this upcoming Monday (Sept. 17) for what they have designated as HBCU Community Impact Day.
(NNPA) - In response to the release of documents showing the transfer of $9.8 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) emergency preparedness funding to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for its detention centers, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), made the following st…
Texas Rangers have told CNN that a Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday in connection with the shooting death of unarmed black man Botham Shem Jean.
(St. Louis Public Radio) - After a long and bitter impasse, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and members of the St. Louis County Council are planning to provide a pay boost for nurses that treat county inmates.
(CNN) - Tia Coleman was one of 31 people riding on a Ride the Ducks Branson amphibious vessel when the craft began to sink in the rough lake water whipped up by a fast-moving thunderstorm.
(CNN) – The investigation of the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, barbarous even in an era in which blacks in the South were subjected to untold viciousness, has been reopened based on "new information," according to a US Justice Department report to Congress.
Former NAACP chairman and CEO Ben Jealous has defeated Prince George’s County executive Rushern Banker to win the Maryland Democratic gubernatorial nomination. The victory is considered an upset of Maryland’s party establishment.
University of Florida used Twitter to issue an apology to several African American students rushed from the stage by a faculty member when they chose to celebrate as they walked across the stage to receive their diploma on Saturday.
Jasmine Harrison, a 17-year-old senior from Greensboro N.C., was accepted into 113 colleges and earned nearly $4.5 million in merit-based scholarships.
(Northstar News Today) - The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum opened yesterday to teach us a part of American history never printed in high school textbooks.
(NNPA) - Last week, several civil rights groups filed suit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release the contents of the agency’s redacted memo referred to in government documents as the “Race Paper.”
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said that no charges will be filed against two Baton Rouge police officers in the 2016 shooting death of Alton Sterling. According to CNN, Landry said that an investigation determined the officers acted in a "reasonable and justifiable manner.”
Linda Brown Thompson, who as a little girl was at the center of the Brown v. Board of Education case that ended segregation in American public schools, passed away Sunday, March 25 at the Lexington Park Nursing & Post Acute Center in Topeka, Kansas. She was 75.
If you’ve been following the news, you’ve probably seen that the iconic Toys"R"Us is winding down its business operations in the U.S., and closing its stores across the country, including stores in Puerto Rico.
(CNN) -- In an unprecedented show of unity and political solidarity, waves of students marched out of class Wednesday to demand stricter gun laws and an end to school massacres.
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and will nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to succeed him, replacing his top diplomat ahead of a potential high-stakes sitdown between the US President and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump mocked California Rep. Maxine Waters during a freewheeling speech Saturday night, saying she had a "very low IQ."
(CNN) -- A new lawsuit filed by the porn star known as Stormy Daniels claims President Donald Trump never signed a hush agreement regarding an alleged sexual encounter between the two and therefore the agreement is void.
(CNN) -- A gunman was at large after reports of shots fired at Campbell Hall dormitory at Central Michigan University, the school said Friday morning on its website and its verified Twitter account.
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump said Monday he would have stormed into the Florida high school to stop the gunman perpetrating the nation's latest mass shooting "even if I didn't have a weapon" as he lambasted the inaction of a sheriff's deputy assigned to the school.
(CNN) -- Former first lady Michelle Obama's highly anticipated memoir, "Becoming," will be released on Nov. 13, the book's publisher announced Sunday.
(CNN) -- Before Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at his former high school in Florida on February 14, law enforcement officials received several calls from people concerned about the young man's guns and violent behavior. In one, a caller said Cruz planned "to shoot up" an unnamed school.
(CNN) -- When Kayla Eubanks saw a sign for a Black History Month special menu in a New York University dining hall on Tuesday, she was interested to see what they were serving.
(HU News Service) WASHINGTON—Tens of thousands of high school students across America were marked with an unexcused absence Wednesday, but everyone knew where they were.
(CNN) -- The FBI failed to act on a tip about Nikolas Cruz, the confessed shooter in the Parkland, Florida, school massacre, the bureau said in a statement on Friday.
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump's personal lawyer said Tuesday that he paid $130,000 of his own money to a porn star who allegedly had a sexual encounter with the President before his time in office.
(CNN) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday brought up sheriffs' "Anglo-American heritage" during remarks to law enforcement officials in Washington.
(CNN) -- On Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump was asked his thoughts on the departure of White House staff secretary Rob Porter amid a series of allegations of domestic abuse from his ex-wives.
(CNN) -- Senate leaders unveiled a two-year budget deal Wednesday, a major victory for both parties that could prevent a government shutdown at the end of this week, but the plan still needs to pass the House where it's already facing strong headwinds.
CNN) -- Initial planning for the military parade requested by President Donald Trump is now underway, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford has confirmed.