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St. Louis Police Officer Shot; Police Searching for 4 Suspects

A St. Louis police officer was shot Tuesday morning and the suspects are at large.

07/14/2015

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Missouri Police Stopped Blacks More Than Whites in 2014

The annual Missouri Attorney General’s report on race disparity in traffic stops shows the highest difference in the report’s 15-year history.

06/01/2015

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Calls Questioning Births at Homer G. Phillips Hospital Up To 144

Now, many black mothers are wondering if their babies born at this hospital are still alive.

05/12/2015

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

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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

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