It’s disappointing. Many of us voted for Wesley Bell with the (apparently unfounded) belief that he was an honest lawyer who would clean up St. Louis County’s prosecuting attorney’s office and related law enforcement. Unfortunately, it didn’t take Bell very long to hobnob with those in St. L…

To address environmental racism, we need to advocate our emphasis on urging our authorities to acknowledge racial diversity and build a basis for equality in decision-making. We need to establish racial equivalence in law enforcement and implementation in all aspects of our lifestyle such as…

Readers of The St. Louis American often know the painful truths of racial inequality. Not as well-known is the power of their voices to make a difference. Only Social Security has brought more people out of poverty than the combination of the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit…

It’s disappointing. Many of us voted for Wesley Bell with the (apparently unfounded) belief that he was an honest lawyer who would clean up St. Louis County’s prosecuting attorney’s office and related law enforcement. Unfortunately, it didn’t take Bell very long to hobnob with those in St. L…

To address environmental racism, we need to advocate our emphasis on urging our authorities to acknowledge racial diversity and build a basis for equality in decision-making. We need to establish racial equivalence in law enforcement and implementation in all aspects of our lifestyle such as…

Readers of The St. Louis American often know the painful truths of racial inequality. Not as well-known is the power of their voices to make a difference. Only Social Security has brought more people out of poverty than the combination of the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit…

Reading the column by Shawket Barwary "Kurdish refugee left gasping and numb at situation in Syria," I was left deeply troubled not only by the betrayal of the Kurds described therein, but also by the realization that, as a result of actions by the Trump Administration, it will be much more …

On October 18, The St. Louis American ran two important opinion pieces. One was about the president’s erratic behavior. The other was about violence in Syria from the perspective of a Kurdish refugee in America. With all the pressing issues happening today, I’m afraid the media has little ti…

I’m in my late fifties and can’t remember when The St. Louis American has not been a major tool for me to remain informed and conscious. I remember having to purchase the paper to consume the information provided. Most papers in this town are not worthy to be placed in the bird cage, in my opinion.

A recent letter falsely accused City Garden Montessori of racially biased admission because it has a lower proportion of African-American (and low-income) students than Saint Louis Public Schools (SLPS). In fact, the school works hard to reflect the demographics of the local community it ser…

While one death from vaping is one too many, Governor Parson has failed to take direct, meaningful action when faced with pressing and immediate concerns affecting Missourians across the state. It’s troubling that Parson has taken over $80,000 from tobacco companies, and during his time as G…

I was struck by the title of your article: "Will you be able to cast your vote?" I am white. That question never occurred to me. This articulate and detailed piece shows a clear pattern of a multitude of voting obstructions versus voting in higher income, white areas.

It seemed that reactionary Republicans in Congress were obsessed with an insatiable quest for balancing the federal budget. Of course, they had ulterior motives in taking that position supposedly to accomplish a good deed for the American taxpayer. The scheme was a carefully plotted subterfu…