Schnucks, a Midwestern supermarket chain, was forced to fire one of its employees this week after a black couple tried to get a money order—twice—and were denied each time.
With prom coming up, high school seniors Eric Rogers II and Dirone Taylor needed something to wear. So the pair hit up a Nordstrom Rack in Brentwood, Mo., along with their friend, college freshman Mekhi Lee, to lock down an outfit and accessories for the big night. But while they searched for clothes, they noticed…
Sometimes it just doesn’t matter how much good you want to do for the world; people are going to hate and fear you anyway. This doesn’t just apply to the X-Men, dentists and high school grammar teachers; it also applies to politicians. While much of the public likes to criticize “Washington” and “the government” for…
A former St. Louis police officer is facing charges after he allegedly forced a pregnant mother of four into a sex act while he was on duty back in 2015.
Nobody has your back like Mama does. And it took one particularly insistent mother—and the surveillance video she pushed police to review—to stop her sons from being jailed on false robbery charges after they were set up by a white man whom cops chose to believe over them.
She was a fearless fighter for our freedom, and one of the first of her kind: She was Frankie Muse Freeman, a brilliant civil rights attorney, activist and icon. She died Friday, Jan. 12, at the age of 101.
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.