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Missouri’s Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission has voted to require annual training in de-escalation techniques and recognizing implicit bias for all Missouri law enforcement officers. Starting in 2022, Missouri officers will take a one-hour course in each area as part of …

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“As one of the leading executives on Wall Street, I am still seen first as a six-foot-four, two-hundred-pound Black man wherever I go. I could have been George Floyd.” – Raymond J. McGuire, Citi’s vice chairman

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One of the most exciting parts of this year’s Democratic National Convention for me was the keynote speech delivered collectively by a group of young progressive elected officials, many of them Black. They showed us the potential for a promising future once we have gotten past the presidency…

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History is being repeated. But this time around, don't be tricked. In my book “From the Projects to the Pyramids in Search of a Better Family Life,” I outlined numerous times during the 1960s when the police, state, and federal law enforcement apparatus descended on the Black protest movemen…

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“Governor Greitens, you said during your campaign that if you had been governor during Ferguson the protests would have been done in two days,” Wes Schnitker said through a bullhorn outside of the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis on Friday, October 12. He directed the 100 or so protestors to repeat af…

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The Rev. Karla Frye has become famous as the African-American grandmother who was put in a chokehold by a St. Louis County Police officer while protesting at the Saint Louis Galleria mall on Saturday.

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(CNN) -- Stadiums across the US -- and even further afield -- became the focus of an unprecedented show of defiance against US President Donald Trump Sunday, as some NFL players locked arms or refused to stand for the national anthem, saying that they are protesting racial and social injustice.

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(CNN) -- President Donald Trump is going to war with some high-profile African-American athletes who have political thoughts on their minds. The President said that fans should walk out when NFL players like Colin Kaepernick take a knee during the national anthem to protest our nation's inad…

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Better Family Life strongly believes that justice was once again abused, betrayed and denied in the not-guilty verdict of former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley rendered on Friday, September 15. 

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Restaurants and shops along the Delmar Loop in University City were bustling Sunday, hours after protesters took to the streets in the arts and entertainment district.

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Hot 104.1 FM had the Ambassador on lean thanks to their presentation of Nick Cannon’s Wild’N Out Live show Saturday night. I know the audience was feeling some type of way because the show had a super late start. I’m sure they felt better when they learned the delay was because Nick was out …

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I’m not trying to get political up in here, but all wouldn’t be well with my soul if I didn’t say that a major injustice was served on a chilled platter by Judge Timothy Wilson when he acquitted Jason Stockley for the murder of Anthony Lamar Smith Friday morning. Let me take a moment to send…

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According The Source, JAY-Z turned down an invitation to play the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime show. Some are saying that the decision was to show solidarity for quarterback Colin Kaepernick – who has been blacklisted for kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of police brutality and the…

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Last Friday, I was maced by a St. Louis Metropolitan Police officer. Along with people of all backgrounds, we were in the streets protesting a court decision that undermined the right of communities to live free from the fear of bodily harm by law enforcement. Yet as I was still washing burn…

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A news release from The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department says that 123 were arrested Sunday night – the third consecutive night of protests in response to the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, who was charged with first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting de…

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On Saturday, September 15, a day and night of disruptive, but not destructive, protests of the verdict in the Jason Stockley murder case ended in a path of smashed shop windows in the University City Loop. According to eyewitnesses, the smashup was started by masked young white men, unknowab…

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The stormy protests in the aftermath of the Jason Stockley verdict left two particularly vivid images of white women in distress. That’s unusual, because this case was about a white man who said he was going to kill a black man, did kill him 45 seconds later, and then was absolved of first-d…

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On September 15, 2017, another white policeman was acquitted in the murder of an (very likely) unarmed black man, this time here in St Louis, Missouri. Now if you're black, you could have a range of reactions, but there are two emotions I will not permit you – shock or surprise. You couldn't…

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In a brief YouTube video, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson issued a statement as the city awaits a verdict in the Jason Stockley murder trial. Many expect the verdict to be issued tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 15). Krewson said in her remarks that she doesn’t know when it will be released – and that s…

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This year, on August 9th, I sat alone in a hotel room in Washington D.C. I was waiting to attend the premiere of Whose Streets?, a documentary about the Ferguson uprising that features some of my activism during the 2014 protests, alongside the work of others who took to the streets when Off…

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We are utterly disturbed by the events that took place in Charlottesville and saddened by the simple fact that decades of sacrifice and civil rights progress continues to go down the drain. It appears as though our nation is experiencing déjà vu in that the horrific images of racism and inju…

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Last weekend I joined the courageous people of Charlottesville, Virginia who gathered, first in the sanctuary and then in the streets, to offer an alternative message to the hate-filled rhetoric of thousands of white nationalists who gathered in the city’s Emancipation Park under the pretens…