African American

Andre Cole

NAACP and ACLU Ask Gov. Nixon to Halt Execution

Advocators are asking Gov. Nixon to stop today’s scheduled execution of Andre Cole.

04/13/2015

Ella Jones (right) hugs her opponent Adrienne Hawkins, minutes before the polls close. They wished each other luck, and said no matter which one of them is elected, today's vote is a win. (Jessica Machetta/KMOX)

Historic Vote Puts Three African Americans on Ferguson City Council

Nearly 29 percent of the city’s registered voters cast ballots in the April 7 election – more than three times the previous elections’ averages.

04/07/2015

Getty/Max Whittaker

Ferguson Elections will Highlight National News

Ferguson could see a majority of black council members after Tuesday’s election.

04/07/2015

MetroLink beating

Was the MetroLink Beating a Hate Crime?

Karen Aoresty, the ADL Director in St. Louis, says the black-on-white attack and the “goading” question about Michael Brown raises some red flags.

04/01/2015

Volunteers clean up debris on the parking lot of a QuikTrip gas station after demonstrators looted and set fire to the building when a candlelight vigil became violent in Ferguson, Missouri on August 11, 2014. People are protesting the police shooting of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Urban League’s Save Our Sons Has Some Asking, What About Our Daughters?

McGhee readily agrees that African-American boys need what she calls a “sacred space” with consistent mentoring, but she’s quick to add that we can’t alienate girls.

03/19/2015

A school bus passes demonstrators protesting outside the police station on November 10, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Dartmouth Creates #BlackLivesMatter Course on Race, Violence

A new #BlackLivesMatter course will be taught at Dartmouth College this spring term, with the Ivy League institution introducing the class discussing race, cultural inequality and violence in African-American history.

02/03/2015

Former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch.  (KMOX/file photo)

Former Police Chief Predicts Difficulty in Recruiting Officers to Police Departments

While there is a new cry for more African Americans to be hired in predominantly minority communities such as Ferguson, Mo., former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch doesn’t see that happening.

08/26/2014

A stock photo of Harris-Stowe State College, now Harris-Stowe State University.

The Black Rep Gains New Home & Benefactor

The Black Rep will call Harris-Stowe State University’s Emerson Performance Center home for at least the next year.

11/18/2013

Saggy Pants

Sagging Pants Ban Met With Criticism at Public Forum

“Pull them up because you want to pull them up, because, you know, you want to look more presentable, as opposed to doing it because someone made you do it”

08/21/2013

Actress Stacey Dash (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Black-on-Black Racism During The Presidential Campaign

While it is reported that 94% or more of African-Americans support President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the upcoming national presidential election, the rarely-spoken question is: Are many African-Americans only voting for Obama because he’s black?

10/15/2012

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