As Missouri’s state board of education gets ready to hold the first of three mandated hearings on new standards for public schools, members of the groups charged with writing the standards say politics is starting to take a back seat to education.
The panelists of "Ferguson: Where Do We Go From Here?" at the Amnesty International Midwest Conference: Ferguson Township Democratic Committeewoman Patricia Bynes, St. Louis Association of Black Psychologist President Marva Robinson, SLU Law professor Brendan Roediger, Tef Poe, Maalik Shakoor and Jarris Williams.
To many on the ground in Ferguson, calls to action have evolved into a movement over the past two months. A panel of local organizers discussed what shape that movement should take Sunday at Amnesty International’s Midwest Conference.
The six panelists represented a range of experience—from the political to the legal and psychological—but they all had one thing in common: a desire for change in the wake of the death of Michael Brown.
For Hands Up United activist and rapper Tef Poe, that means organizing – while leaving space for differences of opinion.
Conversations about the Old North St. Louis neighborhood are starting to center around more than Crown Candy.
Make no mistake, the chocolate malts at Crown Candy remain as delicious as ever, but other things are happening in the neighborhood bordered by Palm Street on the north, Cass Avenue on the south, Howard Street on the east, and North Florissant on the west.
To get an idea of what is happening we talked with families who live there as well as the head of the neighborhood association and people involved with Washington University's Land Lab.
State Rep. John Diehl, R-Town and Country, advances an interesting proposition: eliminate the Missouri State Lottery. More than 40 states have lotteries; and 23, including Missouri, use the funds to finance K through 12 education.
His plan is to place a referendum on the 2016 ballot for the voters to decide.
Early this month Tiffany Minx announced on Facebook the closing of her independent music shop Apop Records. The store will close this Monday. Although Minx has stressed a desire to look to the future, some fans are mourning the loss of an integral part of the St. Louis music scene.
“It’s just a major loss,” said Matthew Stuttler, who runs a cassette tape music label distributed online and at Apop.
Updated Wednesday, Oct. 29 to include organizer participant count.
Dozens of people armed with hand guns and long guns gathered in downtown St. Louis Saturday to put new Missouri gun laws to the test. With guns slung across chests and strapped to hips, the group walked from CityGarden to the Gateway Arch. According to event organizers, 72 open-carry supporters participated in the event.
But first, they spent about an hour talking amongst themselves and to passersby.
Ken Haller is a pediatrician in his day job. But in his spare time, he is a cabaret singer. Following the success of his previous shows “Side by Side by Sondheim” and “The TV Show,” Haller will celebrate his 60th birthday with “Mama’s Boy,” part of the Gaslight Cabaret Festival series.
The Current and Jacks Fork Rivers in the Missouri Ozarks are among the most pristine in the state. The U.S. EPA has recommended that Missouri designate waters with particularly diverse or rare aquatic species as "exceptional aquatic habitat," which would provide them with a higher level of protection.