Pastor Willis Johnson of Wellspring Church led fourth graders at Koch Elementary in an affirmation. “I am somebody!” Johnson exclaimed. “I am somebody!” students replied. Johnson was there to hand out teddy bears donated by Build-A-Bear and books from the American Federation of Teachers. The effort was organized by his church’s Center for Social Empowerment and Justice, which was launched to support local business and schools in the Ferguson area.
At least six Republican presidential hopefuls will be headed to St. Louis in less than two weeks to address conservatives at an Eagle Forum convention. State Republican Party chairman John Hancock predicts those visits are only the start.