Missouri voter protection advocates Wednesday condemned Governor Michael Parson’s signing of H.B. 1878, the elections bill passed by the General Assembly last month.
A couple of days later, the former Chaminade College Prep basketball All-American gave himself the best birthday present possible by agreeing to one of the biggest contracts in the history of the National Basketball Association.
St. Louis has a new fully loaded French fry spot, Guys With The Fries, recently opened in the Kingshighway West neighborhood located at 1330 Aubert Ave.
Ketanji Brown Jackson has been sworn as the 116th Supreme Court justice and the first Black woman to serve on the high court.
St. Louis City SC has picked local rapper Mvstermind to select music by local musicians that the club will play at matches and events. The team announced last week that as the soccer club’s director of musical experience, Mvstermind will curate the music from fan suggestions during the club’…
In an America, where Black citizens especially have legitimate concerns when interacting with law enforcement, the U.S. Supreme Court has added to those fears after its latest ruling.
St. Louis County Executive Sam Page's Chief of Staff [Calvin Harris] has resigned citing family reasons. The departure coincides with an allegation that a high-level member of Page's administration videotaped himself engaged in a sex act inside his government office.
Barbara Arnwine, Transformative Justice Coalition [TJC] founder and president, issued a challenge to Black voters as the November midterm elections approach.
Hours after Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt certified in a legal opinion that the state’s “trigger law” is now in effect, meaning that abortion procedures are illegal in the state of Missouri.
Black women had more than twice the rate of deaths from uterine cancer when compared to other racial and ethnic groups according to a recent American Medical Association (AMA) study.
The long-expected US Supreme Court decision ending constitutional protections for abortions in America was handed down. A rally was called, and people showed up at the People’s Park in Annapolis to lend their voices to this opprobrious decision.
While water covers 75% of the Earth’s surface, its cost as a utility can be difficult for some residents to pay the monthly bill. Help could be flowing to eligible families through the federally funded Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP).
While National Men’s Health Month draws to a close at June’s end, the St. Louis Health Department’s mission of helping Black men and all members of under-served communities continues year-round.
R&B singer R. Kelly won’t be leaving prison anytime soon. The now incarcerated star was sentenced to 30 years on Wednesday, June 29, for sex trafficking charges, which he was convicted of for nine counts.
With big-name former NFL players including Deion Sanders at Jackson State and Eddie George at Tennessee State, HBCU football is all the rage.
“This is going to be painful for me to say, but I think Steph Curry passes Isiah Thomas as the greatest small guard ever.” - NBA analyst Charles Barkley after Curry led Golden State to fourth title
Ahead of the all-important 2022 midterm elections, reports show that more than 55 million Americans remain unregistered to vote – and about 10 million are African Americans who are eligible to vote but who are unregistered.
The Saint Louis Association of Community Organizations [SLACO] and partners recently broke ground for the first of 10 Little Free Libraries, which will serve seven St. Louis neighborhoods.
It was an exciting year of track and field in the St. Louis metro area. We will now put a bow on the season with the announcement of the St. Louis American 2022 All-Area Track and Field Team.
Pariss Barnes, a fifth-grade teacher at Danforth Elementary School was named the Riverview Gardens School District Teacher of the Year. Barnes has served as a teacher at Danforth for two years. She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University. B…
Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) announced that her office is hosting a 2022 Congressional App Challenge, a competition designed to encourage middle and high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications. The Challenge is designed to promote innovation and engagement…
Angel "Cupcake" F. takes the "A" train to the 2022 NYC Pride March, the first in-person one in three years. People from all over the nation came to New York to celebrate Pride, march in support of human rights and protest the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe V. Wade. Cupcake's …
I believed, like many people, that the pandemic was over, and I let my guard down. I had been vaccinated and received one booster shot. After flying to the Washington, D.C., area on three occasions, I did not get sick. This was during the period when everyone had to wear a mask in the airpor…
Burnea Lester has joined the SITE Improvement Association as director of communications and community relations. She will engage with key construction industry and community leaders to improve the effectiveness of workforce development programs, develop new minority contracting and workforc…
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized emergency use of two COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5, moving the country one step closer to having shots for all age groups.
The Rev. John W. Woodall Jr. began his pastoral process, the journey every pastor must take to find the right church they will preach for, 15 years ago.
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities has selected Harris-Stowe State University student Brice Dean as a 2022 HBCU Scholar.
These are a few words that former St. Louis Alderman John Collins-Muhammad allegedly said to ‘John Doe’ in a pay-to-play scheme that is rocking the city. Doe was being assured that he was going to get a big “hook-up” once he made a big payoff.
The United States celebrated its first federal Juneteenth holiday earlier this week, following President Joe Biden’s June 2021 proclamation declaring the day as a holiday. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 - more than two years and a half after the Emancipation Proclamation - that enslav…
Whether you are a Golden State Warrior or Boston Celtic, the postseason journey you just completed is a testament to the NBA being the best basketball league in the world. The Warriors prevailed; the Celtics fell short. Yet both franchises brought the joy of basketball to a global audience.
The most celebrated operas tend to have their greatness attributed to a particular identifying distinction. There is the vivid storytelling of Puccini’s La Bohème and the musical and emotional rollercoaster of his Tosca. There is the scope of music and themes within Mozart’s The Magic Flute,…
Love isn’t St. Louis native Willie Moore Jr.’s only “Good Thang.” Mentoring and motivating the next generation of men is another passion of Moore’s.
The Supreme Court announced Fri., June 24, that they have ruled in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Supreme Court case, overturning Roe v. Wade and permitting each state to individually determine whether or not abortion will be legal within their borders. Since 1973, Roe v. Wade has decla…
EDUrain CEO and St. Louis native Bryon Pierson Jr., and co-founder and developer Eli Front, raised $120,000 for a start-up business over the last two years. Pierson said he wanted to build an organization that combines social impact with a sustainable business model.
Welcome to Funnel Cake Factory St. Louis and Turkey Leg Factory St. Louis, the two name restaurant in downtown St. Louis. The carnival themed restaurant offers sweet and savory treats, and a helping hand to some of the area’s most vulnerable citizens, the unhoused.
In 2019, officers of the Kansas City Police Department investigating a traffic accident stormed into the backyard of Cameron Lamb’s home and shot him dead as he was backing his truck into his garage. Those officers, never prosecuted, still are on the force.
Civil rights groups are suing Missouri state and local officials over a state election provision that disenfranchises voters with limited English proficiency or with disabilities who require assistance in casting a ballot.
St. Louis County residents and County library card-holders over 75 years old can apply now, from June 22 through July 13, and potentially receive a GrandPad tablet for one year as part of the Federal CARES Act.
Nurses for Newborns is assisting nearly 200 families unable to feed their babies due to the formula shortage, a crisis in which people with low incomes and people of color are disproportionately affected.