African Americans

Black Middle Class
10:49 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

What's A 'BAP?' St. Louisans Duke It Out On Reality TV Spotlighting Black Middle Class

Jason Wilson, coffee in hand, talks with two of his workers at the Northwest Coffee Shop in the Central West End.
Credit Nancy Fowler | St. Louis Public Radio

Stay tuned for rock-star style drama tonight as six St. Louisans argue and scream their way through a new Lifetime TV reality show called “BAPs,” which stands for Black American Princess. Or Prince, in the case of local coffee shop owner Jason Wilson.

Wilson is the founder of Chronicle Coffee and gathering space in north St. Louis, and owns two Northwest Coffee shops. He’s also among the “BAPs” cast pulled together by a Los Angeles production company.

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Cityscape
5:33 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

From Jazz To Salsa: A Cross-Cultural Celebration Of Shared Musical Roots

The Bosman Twins
Credit courtesy Gitana Productions

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.

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St. Louis on the Air
6:39 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Report: Poor Mental Health Among African Americans In St. Louis Decreases Opportunities For Success

Jason Purnell
Credit Washington University

Third Brief: For the Sake of All

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.

The latest brief in the “For the Sake of All” study asks how we can improve mental health in St. Louis. 

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Education
3:44 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Wash U., SLU Study Finds Physical, Mental Health Play 'Surprising' Role In High School Dropout Rates

(via Flickr/NWABR)

A multi-disciplinary study released today finds that in relation to school dropout rates, health plays a bigger role than one might think.

The study is part of ‘For The Sake of All,’ a five part series from Washington University and Saint Louis University that focuses on the health of African Americans in the St. Louis region.

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