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As the scourge of COVID-19 surged in early summer last year, President Biden enlisted the help of barber shops and beauty salons in a successful attempt to increase African American vaccine rates and spread knowledge about the pandemic.

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LA (LaShonda) Green has paid her dues. She’s been in the bar business for almost 20 years working as a server, bartender, and, eventually, a manager. Finally, in March of this year, Green and her partners opened their own establishment, Stl On the Rocks Bar and Grill in Overland.

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Twenty years from now adults who graduated high school in 2022 will have an interesting story to share with young people. It will be the tale of a great global pandemic, the first of its kind since 1918. Their stories will be peppered with unreal realities such as suddenly not returning to s…

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At the heart of the Central West End there is a street called Children’s Place, but part of that street at the center of the medical campus will soon be named Nash Way. The change will honor a family whose legacy continues to define pediatric care in St. Louis. As two St. Louis pediatricians…

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“Imagine a kid living in 63107 living in a drug-infested neighborhood, who hears gunshots and ambulance and police sirens outside their windows every day. They’re at home eating a tuna fish, peanut butter, or an air sandwich because the mother doesn’t have food stamps. Now, what do you think…

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Spring represents new beginnings, and this particular spring will forever be etched in my memory. St. Louis has been home for me for almost 22 years. In June 2000, I, along with my husband and new baby girl started a new chapter in our story.  My first job was at a community health center in…

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Ramona Brown, 47, clutched the box of Kleenex tightly in her left hand as she spoke through halting breaths. She dabbed at her eyes and nose, often with a single, crumpled, soggy tissue as she recounted a series of events that invaded her already vulnerable life in 2020.