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Ezekiel Amador poses for a photo in Kansas City's Westside with a framed draft of the the executive order calling for the creation of the Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs. It was signed by former Missouri Gov. Bob Holden in 2003. Amador is on the advisory board for the Tony Aguirre Community Center which works with the library and the Westside Community Action Network.
Kassidy Arena
It’s been 14 years since the state has had a functional governor-appointed commission assigned to address issues facing Hispanic and Latino Missourians. In that time, the population has increased by more than 40%.
Special Report
 Addisyn Hopgood, dressed in a pink puffy coat and matching Converse shoes, soars while swinging outside her home on a yellow swing
Brian Munoz
St. Louis Public Radio
More Black parents in the U.S. and Missouri are choosing to teach their kids on their own terms. This new podcast from St. Louis Public Radio explores why Black families in the St. Louis region are choosing to home-school, how they are managing to do it and what the kids think about it.