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St. Louis, MO 63103 


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Emeritus Leadership

Nathan B. Young (1894 - 1993) - Founder

N.A. Sweets (1901 - 1988) - Publisher

Bennie G. Rodgers (1914 - 2000) - Executive Editor

Melba Sweets (1909 - 2006) - Editor


Publisher & Executive Editor

Donald M. Suggs



Kevin Jones - Chief Operating Officer

Robin R. Britt - Controller

NA - Manager, Publisher’s Office

                      Executive Director, The St. Louis American Foundation

Mary Easter - Front Desk Administrator

Cathy Sewell - Newspaper In Education Manager

Raven Whitener - Director of The St. Louis American Foundation & Special Events

Felicia Pearson - Operations Support



Alvin A. Reid - City Editor

Wiley Price - Photojournalist

Sylvester Brown Jr.  - Deaconess Covid Fellow

Karen Robinson-Jacobs - The St. Louis American / Type Investigations / Report for America Business Reporter

Dana Rieck - News Reporter

Danielle Brown - Community Reporter

Sophie Hurwitz - News Reporter

JoAnn Weaver - Health Reporter

Earl Austin, Jr. - Sports Editor

Denise Hooks-Anderson, M.D. - Medical Accuracy Editor

Ashley Trawick - Copy Editor

Taylor McIntosh - Photo Intern


Contributing Editors

Fred Sweets

Ellen Sweets

Kenya Vaughn



Mike Terhaar - Art Director

Melvin Moore - Graphic Designer



Dawn Suggs - Digital Special Projects Director

James LeBine - Multimedia Specialist

Isaiah Peters - Assistant Digital Editor

Jennifer Sarti - Photographer



Pam Simmons - Senior Account Executive

Angelita F. Houston - Classified Manager

Jessica Jones - Account Executive

Janice Goodwin-Brown - Account Executive




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