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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), less than a quarter of African Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a frustrating statistic considering there have been nearly 700,00 new cases in the month of July alone. The Delta variant, which accounts for more than …

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On March 2, St. Louis voters will have the opportunity to make history again with the primary mayoral election and the general election on April 6.  It’s been almost 30 years since the city elected its first Black mayor, Freeman Bosley, Jr. At the time, the city had a black mayor, a black co…

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In a year like no other, a global pandemic tested us all. We found ourselves face-to-face with unprecedented job losses, business closures, concern for our own, our family and our loved ones’ health and safety. Intimate, work, and social relationships were strained and most of us are overwhe…

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The square, beige-colored, brick building seems to be the only operating business on the block. Next door, a yellow-brick, abandoned building advertises long-gone services: “Beauty Shop;” “UNLIMITED Talk, Text & Data: $24.99,” and a hand-painted sign above a broken garage door that reads…

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There’s no certainty when COVID-19 will be contained. One thing is for certain, though – the legacy of the pandemic will have scarred a whole generation of young people. Their fragile lives have been upended. Familiar social structures – daycare, school, summer camp and outdoor activities – …

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Founded in 1983, Better Family Life is a community development organization initially focused on the promotion of art and cultural events such as the annual Kwanzaa expo, Black Family Week, Black Dance USA, and Unity Ball. Today, the multi-million-dollar Better Family Life Cultural, Educatio…