Nelson Mandela, 2008. The United Nations recognized July 18th as Nelson Mandela Day in 2009. This is the first time the day is being celebrated, since his passing in Dec. of last year. (via Wikimedia Common/'South Africa The Good News')
The African Diaspora Council Inc. is holding its first annual Nelson Mandela celebration this weekend. The event marks Nelson Mandela's 96th birthday.
The African Diaspora Council’s event includes a dinner, a cultural performance, a 6K run and a soccer tournament.
The tournament, which is scheduled for Saturday evening, will feature four teams representing different countries. The teams will consist of players of varying African descent and other local community members.
Jazz Unlimited on Sunday, July 20 will feature “The Jazz History of St. Louis, Part 3: World War II and Its Aftermath." The period saw the formation of the George Hudson Orchestra and the early careers of Miles Davis, Clark Terry, Jimmy Forrest, Ernie Wilkins, Charles Fox, Chris Woods, Velma Middleton and Arvell Shaw. Some of the rare recordings include the recording debut of Wendell Marshall, two tunes recorded by Jimmy Forrest at the Bolo Club, a recording by the Tommy Dean Band, a V-disc recording by Clark Terry and His Section Eights, a recording made in St.
The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision may not be as big a threat to contraceptive coverage for women as it first appeared.
After a few weeks of legal sleuthing, several leading Supreme Court experts think the court has signaled it will approve a compromise to provide free contraceptive coverage to women who work for companies and religious nonprofits that object to the coverage on religion grounds.
We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories of the week.
Keep your guard up, gentle consumers. There are anglers among us.
Here are four recent alerts worth noting:
1. Illinois Attorney General Sues Student Loan Debt Relief Companies
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has sued debt relief companies that she says exploit people struggling to repay student loans. Some of the marketing strategies are reminiscent of the way scammers duped vulnerable homeowners facing foreclosure during the mortgage crisis.
(Updated at 10:45 am Friday to reflect that Gateway Bank did open additional locations.)
Think about everything you spend money on in a month. There’s housing, utilities, groceries, transportation, a night out with friends here and there.
Now imagine paying for all of those things without using a debit card or check.
That would put you among the ranks of the unbanked. In 2012, the term applied to 10 percent of the population in the St. Louis metro area. Local groups want to get 20,000 of them a bank account by the middle of 2015.
With changes underway in programming on St. Louis Public Radio and in NPR’s national news operation, you may be wondering who decides what and why. Even if you’re an NPR junkie, you may not know how it all works.
I certainly didn’t before making the transition from avid listener to St. Louis Public Radio staff member seven months ago. Here are three important organizational facts I’ve learned. They may seem arcane, but over time they shape the content you hear.