As tension and protests sweep through St. Louis in the aftermath of the Jason Stockley verdict, restaurant owners in the city were infuriated when “Whites Only” stickers with the hashtag #BLM began surfacing at local eateries. They understood the anger and protests but wondered why anyone would fan the flames with…
The St. Louis Police Department tweeted out a photo of an officer holding two spray bottles. The caption: “Officers confiscate bottles with unknown chemicals used to against police tonight in downtown #stl.”
Well, in case you had any doubt, or were curious as to what police officers make of citizens attempting to assert their rights to peacefully assemble and protest the seemingly inexplicable killings of unarmed black men that go unpunished, here you have it.
St. Louis is not having it. For the second night in a row, protesters took to the streets in righteous anger over yet another acquittal of a police officer charged with first-degree murder in the death of yet another African American.
What did you think would happen? Once, when I was visiting an elementary school classroom, a second-grader wanted to tell me about his trip to SeaWorld. He told me and the rest of the class about the dolphins, octopi, and all the rare and crazy fish he saw. Then he went into an elaborate story about watching a “killer…
Again and again and again, it keeps happening. Another police officer has walked away without repercussions after gunning down a black man. On Friday morning, a St. Louis judge found now-former Police Officer Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, a black…
Chemists define an explosion as “a sudden, violent change of potential energy to work, which transfers to its surroundings in the form of a rapidly moving rise in pressure called a blast wave or shock wave. The shock wave can cause substantial damage.”
A St. Louis motorist was charged Thursday after he allegedly drove his car through a group of people protesting a police shooting, injuring three.
Three protesters were hit by a vehicle late Wednesday night in St. Louis while marching in honor of Kiwi Herring, a transgender woman who was shot dead by police earlier this week.
On Tuesday night, more than two dozen people gathered near the spot where Michael Brown Jr. was gunned down three years ago, on Aug. 9, 2014, to mourn and remember the 18-year-old whose life was taken from him and to reconstruct a makeshift memorial in the spot where he died.
Last month the NAACP issued its first-ever travel advisory for a state—a whole entire state—for people of color. That state was my home state, the place of my birth and home to the people I love most in the world: Missouri.
A St. Louis woman has been charged with felony stealing after authorities say she went to the city’s Civilian Oversight Board to file a complaint against the police and ended up stealing an investigator’s gun while in the building.
While just about everything else in life gets more expensive every year, the federal minimum wage has stubbornly stayed at $7.25 an hour since 2009. That was President Barack Obama’s first year in office, Borders Books was still a thing, movies cost only $7.50 and Rihanna was still dating Chris Brown. In other words,…
I love any excuse for a cookout. My father is from Texas, lives in St. Louis (two places famous for ribs), and was raised on barbecue. He probably has St. Louis’ own Maull’s BBQ sauce in his veins instead of blood.
An off-duty police officer who was just trying to help his colleagues after a car chase ended in a shootout near his home ended up being shot by a fellow cop who did not recognize that they were on the same team.
A federal judge approved a secret settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown over his 2014 shooting death at the hands of now former Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson.
Out of the mouth of babes, I guess. A St. Louis 6-year-old boy’s plea to his audience to stop the violence has gone viral with the help of his mother, who posted a video of the precocious child’s words on Facebook.
A professor at Washington University in Saint Louis is using Kanye West’s recent hospitalization as part of his course’s final lecture on mental illness.
A St. Louis mayoral candidate who accused the St. Louis Post-Dispatch of being part of “the systemic racism that pervades almost every public and private institution” in the region placed a surprising second in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.
If there was a nexus between the Black Lives Matter movement and the pussy-hat-wearing, International Day of Women post-Trump-election movement, it should have been the St. Louis Democratic primary for mayor on Tuesday.