WASHINGTON -- Brittany Packnett, the St. Louis area educator and activist on President Barack Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, says the work of implementing the panel’s recommendations begins now that she’s back home.
Podcast and project
Frustration gripped local singer and actress Marty Casey in the days following Michael Brown’s death at the hands of then-Officer Darren Wilson. This weekend, a little more than six months later, Casey and ten other people launched Show Me Arts Academy, the organization born from her call.
Missouri suspends African-American grade school students at a higher rate than any other state in the country. This was a key finding in a national report issued last week by the Civil Center for Rights Remedies at UCLA. But troubled districts have been making some progress.