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Earlier this month, many were shocked by the news that COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death in St. Louis County. A report from the St. Louis County Health department stated this fact along with the grim news that as the virus surges, health disparities in African American communities…

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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…