African Americans http://news.stlpublicradio.org en From Jazz To Salsa: A Cross-Cultural Celebration Of Shared Musical Roots http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jazz-salsa-cross-cultural-celebration-shared-musical-roots <p>Latin and jazz musicians will share the stage at Union Avenue Christian Church Saturday, June14 in a concert organized by Gitana Productions. The concert, called “Karamu: Fiesta of Latin and African American Music,” will explore the shared musical heritage of Latinos and African Americans.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 22:33:16 +0000 Camille Phillips 36782 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org From Jazz To Salsa: A Cross-Cultural Celebration Of Shared Musical Roots Report: Poor Mental Health Among African Americans In St. Louis Decreases Opportunities For Success http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-poor-mental-health-among-african-americans-st-louis-decreases-opportunities-success <p><em>Third Brief: For the Sake of All</em></p><p></p><p>The third brief of a groundbreaking and interdisciplinary study on African American health in St. Louis examines how mental health affects social and economic opportunities.</p><p>The latest brief in the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-researchers-connect-african-american-health-problems-poverty-lack-education">“For the Sake of All”</a> study asks how we can improve mental health in St. Louis.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:39:14 +0000 Camille Phillips 31183 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: Poor Mental Health Among African Americans In St. Louis Decreases Opportunities For Success Wash U., SLU Study Finds Physical, Mental Health Play 'Surprising' Role In High School Dropout Rates http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wash-u-slu-study-finds-physical-mental-health-play-surprising-role-high-school-dropout-rates <p>A multi-disciplinary study released today finds that in relation to school dropout rates, health plays a bigger role than one might think.</p><p>The study is part of &lsquo;<a href="http://forthesakeofall.org/">For The Sake of All</a>,&rsquo; a five part series from Washington University and Saint Louis University that focuses on the health of African Americans in the St. Louis region.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:44:26 +0000 Erin Williams 30171 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wash U., SLU Study Finds Physical, Mental Health Play 'Surprising' Role In High School Dropout Rates