The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of musically talented orphan children from Uganda, gave a live concert for students, faculty, staff and community members recently at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood.
There are many groups meeting within the St. Louis area and in North County in particular discussing the inequity in the criminal justice system and attempting to deal with the racial issues in North County. The various groups are attempting to deal with all the problems, racial profiling, municipal reforms, inequity in ticketing, fines, police community relations, lack of quality education for African-American students, etc., at one time.
Yvette Harris, founder of Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK), stood before the handful of policemen guarding the U.S. federal courthouse building on April 3 and shouted, “We have got to come together. We are tired of all this bloodshed in the streets.”
When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, he and other protestors had won passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. His agenda had turned toward the next major issue - economic empowerment for black people.
Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory (CRCP) High School held its annual “Celebrating Success in Urban Education” Gala at Kemoll’s at the Top of the Met on February 27. Thanks to sponsors, donors, guests, faculty and staff at CRCP, and Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, more than $225,000 was raised for tuition assistance for deserving students and their families.
This statement by a large group of clergy, many of them supportive of the Ferguson protest movement, was released on Thursday, March 12, the day after two police officers were shot as a protest was winding down. A prayer vigil was organized that night at the Ferguson Police Department.
When you know someone who is battling Alzheimer’s disease, the hardest part is not them forgetting you. The hardest part is seeing someone who was active and vibrant slowly deteriorate before your eyes.