To provide support during the worst surge since the beginning of the pandemic, The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force selected Christian Hospital as a priority facility to receive federal assistance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The St. Louis County Police Department named Lt. Col. Kenneth Gregory as its first Black chief Tuesday, around six months after he took over as interim chief.
Saint Louis University basketball standout Yuri Collins became the school's career leader in assists on Wednesday night during the Billikens' 80-67 victory over George Washington at the Chaifetz Arena.
Amid rumors and speculation regarding turmoil within the East St. Louis chapter of the NAACP, the national office suspended former East St. Louis NAACP president Stanley Franklin, according to State President Teresa Haley.
A vehicle belonging to Congresswoman Cori Bush, D-St. Louis, was hit by gunfire early Saturday morning, according to a source close to the representative who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the matter.
It’s no coincidence President Joseph R. Biden, the country’s 46th Commander in Chief, and Vice President Kamala Harris, the country’s first African American Vice President and first female Vice President, were in my hometown Atlanta on the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend.
During a patient encounter in the Spring of 2021, I asked if Patient X had received his COVID-19 vaccine. Patient X replied “no” and stated he did not trust the vaccine. He also believed it was produced too quickly.
It is a hard time for our hard-working families. We have a lot that has put our budgets to the test, both quarantines (time away from work) and cold weather. We have to do something to help millions of Americans right now.
Harris-Stowe State University will have new tools to boost its entrepreneurial offerings to African American students and community members in the St. Louis area thanks to a nearly half-million-dollar grant from the Pittsburgh-based PNC Foundation.
The St. Louis Public Schools District is one of 45 districts in Missouri facing a lawsuit from Attorney General Eric Schmitt targeting mask mandates.
Following the heels of her former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-star Porsha Williams’ “Porsha’s Family Matters” Bravo spin-off, Kandi Burruss is returning with a new series.
Entertainment blog, Sandra Rose previously reported sources told the outlet The Real talk show co-host Jeannie Mai Jenkins and her husband rapper Jeezy (Jay Jenkins) are raising their child to be genderless.
When four women moved their families back to the St. Louis region last year, they had no idea they would open a restaurant in the City Foundry a few months later.
Cora Jakes Coleman, pastor, author, and the eldest daughter of T.D. Jakes and her husband rapper Richard Coleman are divorcing after 11 years of marriage.
Wyman has named Jaylen D. Bledsoe as a board member of its board of trustees. Bledsoe is a Wyman alum and leads the Bledsoe Collective (investments) & Flare Partners (advisory and consulting firm). At 12 years old, he started Bledsoe Technologies, an I.T. Consulting Business. With a drea…
The Alzheimer’s Association, with GHR Foundation and Edward Jones, announced a $14 million commitment in support of Washington University’s Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Network Trials Unit (DIAN-TU) Primary Prevention Trial.
Delmar DivINe is joining forces with Ameren Missouri to install solar panels at the nonprofit’s Delmar campus in St. Louis. Energy generated by this project will benefit the surrounding community. The collaboration is part of Ameren Missouri’s Neighborhood Solar program, which takes advantag…
Leslie T. Tolliver was recently appointed to the board of directors for The Sophia Project. The Sophia Project Inc.'s mission is to engage, educate, and empower young women to make sound decisions, embrace personal awareness, and build healthy relationships. Last year, Tolliver was named sen…
Kwofe Coleman started working at the Muny for a simple reason: When he turned 16 and wanted a summer job, that’s where his older sister was taking the family car every evening to her own job as an usher.
With his appointment announced Monday morning, Cal Harris joins a growing group of Black leaders finding their voice in the region’s local governments.
Today we are witnessing an increased spirit of giving to help underserved communities across the United States. The Black Press of America acknowledges and takes public note of both the responsibilities and the opportunities for corporate leaders to be “Thy Sisters and Brothers Keepers.” Goo…
Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt and newly unemployed former Houston Texans coach David Culley have something in common. They were both fired for undisclosed “philosophical differences” by their employer.
Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) announced that Joyce Wilks-Love will serve on its board of trustees. PCHAS serves children and families in need and provides foster care, in-home family preservation and therapeutic mentoring in the St. Louis area. Wilks-Love is a retired ed…
On January 18, 2022, a day after the national holiday honoring the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his granddaughter Yolanda Renee King gave a sermon at Washington National Cathedral, the same cathedral where Dr. King gave his last sermon “Remaining awake during a great re…
Lilly Endowment Inc. is donating $20 million to the National Trust for Historic Preservation's African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund and its National Fund for Sacred Places.
Last Friday’s snowstorm that carried into the next day didn’t stop fans and supporters from catching The Grandel’s Dark Room debut of local singer and west side St. Louis native Lakes the Voice.
Historically, African Americans and other ethnic groups or minorities have always been victims of unlawful and unethical biases and business practices in the housing and real estate markets, resulting in denied bank loans and discrimation in predominantly white neighborhoods.
Illinois-based First Mid Bank & Trust has agreed to operational improvements, including making small business loan subsidies and establishing branches in underserved areas, in response to criticism that threatened to derail its proposed merger with Jefferson Bank and Trust.
Don Cheadle will portray Wall Street’s first Black millionaire in an upcoming series he’s executive producing.
The Haven of Grace recently welcomed Patricia Bosman, M.A., PMP as executive director. Bosman comes to The Haven of Grace with thirty years of management, strategic planning, and operational experience from both the non-profit and corporate sectors, including Girls, Inc. and AT&T. Bosma…
When I was training for my first marathon in 1999, it had never occurred to me to run a race in my lifetime. I joked, ‘The only time you’d see me run is if someone were chasing me!’
St. Louis hasn’t had someone at the helm of its diversity and equity efforts since 2018, but that changed earlier this month with the addition of Vernon Mitchell.
St. Louis-based First Community Credit Union has promoted Samantha Richardson as the branch manager of the Maplewood, Mo Walmart location. Richardson has six years of experience at First Community. She started as a financial service consultant and within her first year was the assistant mana…
Shortly after the city made headlines for a dramatic reduction in homicide numbers, city and community leaders discussed Cure Violence’s preventative work over the last two years.
How can people be opposed to John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021 and the Freedom to Vote Act? These acts don’t say WHO to vote for. They just make it easier to vote! Voting is the preeminent right of our democracy!
Dr. Martin Luther King Day 2022 was held as Congress failed to secure voting rights through the John R. Lewis and Freedom to Vote Acts. Yet, St. Louisans hailed the slain civil rights leader during the celebration of the 93rd anniversary of his birthday and vowed to continue working to creat…
On Monday, we honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It was not a celebration; it was an acknowledgement of the work that Black history makers in St. Louis have done and continue to do to advance his vision for racial justice. Above all else, it was a reminder of how much …