INDEX to STORIES

and FEATURES

Photography by Chuck Ramsay

Off-duty police officers spearhead The Porch Light Project

by Chuck Ramsay

March 24, 2016

 

Failing at Education.

by Chuck Ramsay

February 17, 2016

 

Voting Rights and Voting Wrongs.

by Chuck Ramsay

February 12, 2016

 

Three video takes on white privilege for naysayers and allies alike.

compiled by Chuck Ramsay

January 14, 2016

 

Driving White through Black North St. Louis City

by Katherine Hawker-Self

December 17, 2015

 

Too many protests ... For the right causes?

by B. W. Durham

December 15, 2015

 

How racism and violence rob Americans of our human rights.

by Chuck Ramsay

December 7, 2015

 

Public Accountability Meeting acquires commitment from some public officials to work towards Ferguson Commission action items.

by Chuck Ramsay

November 24, 2015

 

Two perspectives on racism around us, what work we have yet to do.

Katherine HawkerSelf takes an introspective look at the racism around her and how she's learned from it; Ta-Nehisi Coates talks with NPR about his experiences, why he takes the stand he does, and how it guided the writing of his new best-selling book, Between The World and Me.

November 23, 2015

 

A non-violent approach to avoiding being bullied. Good news from four-time kickboxing champion  who's talking to local students.

Local charter school brought in this motivational speaker to teach the value of good character, high self-esteem, setting goals and avoiding bullying. Great results ensued.

by Bill Durham

November 11, 2015

 

State and local government officials are no-shows at post Ferguson meeting.

When they did not attend to sit at the table as they had indicated they would, the activists took the table to City Hall to get renewed commitment.

by Chuck Ramsay

November 9, 2015

 

In plain sight, yet ignored by choice or habit.

The introduction to the Department of Justice's investigation in to Ferguson is revealing of the racism and illegal mis-management that steered the city into national attention. Yet it also explains how Ferguson is a microcosm of many communities throughout the U.S. and why.

by Chuck Ramsay

October 9, 2015

 

Brideton's West Lake Landfill threatens human rights of citizens.

The threat is real and this suburban community is reeling from the inaction of the landfill owner and local and state government.

by Chuck Ramsay

October 18, 2015

 

8th Ward Democratic Association holds controversial meeting.

A divisive speaker is invited to speak in Ward where Vonderrit Meyers Jr. was gunned down, and attendee is asked to remove his banadana.

by Katherine HawkerSelf

October 16, 2015

 

Another school shooting spree.

How these mass killings and high urban murder rates are killing us as a nation.

by Katherine HawkerSelf

October 2, 2015

 

How and why you should fact check.

A short article with resources and hints on how to tell fact from fiction, truth from lies, and exaggeration from accuracy during election campaigns.

by Chuck Ramsay

September 29, 2015

 

ADA Oct. 3 event in Forest Park worth checking out.

This St. Louis celebration of the 25th anniversary of passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990. Organized by Starkloff Disability Institute, ADA 25 STL is presented by Centene Corporation and in partnership with the Missouri History Museum and St. Louis’ disability community.

September 28, 2015

 

Area Timebank Seeks to Make All Pay Equal

A network of people engaged in reciprocal exchange of services, skills, and goods through a timebank where the currency is an hour of time for everyone. See how they are making everyone's time valuable.

September 22, 2015

 

Reflections on a walk through North and South St. Louis: Compare and Contrast

The youth of the Sweet Potato Project experience the realities of different neighborhoods and learn what makes each unique and important.

September 21, 2015

 

Monarch Fire Fighters donate afternoon for stair climb.

The event honored 911 fallen firefighters and benefited the National Fallen Fire Fighters Association.

September 13, 2015

 

Ferguson Commission holds final, scheduled meeting.

What happens now? Will their hard work only gather dust on the shelf, or will it help make transformative changes to improve our region?

by Chuck Ramsay

September 10, 2015

 

White Privilege 101.

Tim Wise explains what it is, how it works, and why you like it.

September 8, 2015

 

Monarch Firefighters' commitment is to community.

Monarch Firefighters and Paramedics – IAFF Local 2665

September 7, 2015

 

Area clergy speak out about proposed Right to Work legislation.

Compiled from Editorial Letters and Articles from Missouri Jobs With Justice

September 3, 2015

 

Unless black lives are included, "all lives matter" is a lie.

Katherine HawkerSelf

September 2, 2015

 

The Inequality of Freedom of Speech

Chuck Ramsay

September 1, 2015

 

Moving past the blame to unified action.

Jamala Rogers

August 31, 2015

 

One group seeks to enact legislation for improved policing as another remembers their accomplishments from 1963.

Chuck Ramsay

August 28  2015

 

Two good examples of white privilege.

Chuck Ramsay

August 25  2015

 

A first-hand account of incident at Page and Walton.

Katherine HawkerSelf

August 22,  2015

 

An intense intervention attempts to answer why race matters.

Chuck Ramsay

August 20,  2015

 

One year after his shooting, family and friends call out for justice for Kajieme Powell

Chuck Ramsay

August 19,  2015

 

Riots began with whites.

Chuck Ramsay

August 18,  2015

 

Op-Ed about the I-70 Shutdown

Mike Kinman, Brittany Ferrell, and Jennifer McCoy

August 17,  2015

 

Anonymous customer letter challenges retailer's support of Black Lives Matter.

Jarek Steele

August 12,  2015

How the store responds to a letter critical of a Black Lives Matter window display and what it says about how they serve all in their community.

 

United We Fight march, rally and festival from Shaw to South Grand brought together a diverse group to remember sacrifices of past year.

Chuck Ramsay

August 8,  2015

The Saturday afternoon march from the scene of Vonderrit Myers' slaying allowed City residents and others to remember him and Michael Brown.

 

Ferguson drum circle serves as a reminder that a lot of work still needs to be done; but progress is being made.

Chuck Ramsay

August 7,  2015

Protests in Ferguson, Mo. continue, but took on special significance on the one  year anniversary of Michael Brown's death.

 

The New Jim Crow, a talk at the Missouri History Museum by Michelle Alexander

March 2014

Michelle Alexander, civil rights lawyer and author of The New Jim Crow, spoke at the Missouri History Museum last year. Experience her revelations about mass incarcerations as a result of President Reagan's war on drugs and how it has set back human rights in America to our days of slavery.

 

Hampton Creek runs open letter on food availability to 2016 presidential candidates.

[newswire]

August 2, 2015

San Francisco-based foot technology company lays down a challenge to those who want to be President.

 

If you're not on the street...

Katherine HawkerSelf

August 2, 2015

You get a completely different perspective of being on the street in a protest than watching a report from the media about it on radio, TV or the newspaper...

 

Acquiring perspective on #BlackLivesMatter

Katherine HawkerSelf

July 29, 2015

Already engaged in the struggle for equal rights and bringing people together, this activist shares that moment when she renews her belief that more has to be done for #blacklivesmatter.

 

Ferguson Impact: One year later.

Chuck Ramsay

July 28, 2015

Get a sense of what four community leaders had to say during a panel discussion at a St. Louis Business Journal seminar.

 

The shootings just keep coming.

Chuck Ramsay

July 27, 2015

In our city, as well as across the nation, innocent people are being gunned down in our streets. There are a lot of reasons for this, but few easy solutions. And, the causes are not being addressed.

 

Let's not blame the kids.

Chuck Ramsay

July 17, 2015

Systematic racism won't end unless we learn to respect each other. A good place to start is with the children.

 

It often starts at the stop sign.

Chuck Ramsay

July 1, 2015

Our inclination not to follow simple laws often leads to disrespect for larger issues of equality and fairness.

 

Growing entrepreneurs in the City.

Sylvester Brown, Jr.

July 15, 2015

This YouTube version of Sylvester's TED Talk shares his vision for helping today's inner city though learn the often elusive secrets of success, and provides a short history lesson of how life was and is for African Americans in our society.

 

2015 Pride Celebration in St. Louis

Chuck Ramsay

June 28, 2015

This town explodes in celebration after the U.S. Supreme Court legalizes same sex marriage.

 

ADA celebrates 25 years and one man leads the charge for disabled St. Louisans

Jeff Dunlap

July 3, 2015

Unlike a generation ago, all people who are disabled now benefit from wheelchair-accessible public restrooms and curb ramps, parking spaces for the disabled, wide checkout areas at stores, Braille signage for people who are visually impaired, specialized arts and entertainment accessibility and more made possible by the ADA.

 

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