African-Americans

The Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department headquarters  as shown March 3, 2015 in Ferguson. Reports say the Justice Department has discovered patterns of discrimination within the police department for disproportionately ticketing and arresting African-Americans. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

St. Louis County Officials Prepare for DOJ’s Ferguson Report

St. Louis County officials say they are ready to step up and do what is needed as a result of the DOJ’s findings on the Ferguson police and court system.

03/04/2015

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Former Chief Fitch Sees Lose-Lose Scenario for Ferguson with DOJ Action

“It will either bankrupt them by having to fight it, or it will bankrupt them by having to comply with it,” says former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch.

03/03/2015

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 13:  Police Chief Thomas Jackson fields questions related to the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown during a press conference on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson has experienced three days of violent protests since the killing.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

NYT: Justice Dept. Report on Ferguson Police Could be Released This Week

The U.S. Department of Justice is not expected to be kind to Ferguson police in it’s final report on the department.

03/02/2015

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Report: St. Louis is Sixth Most Segregated Region in U.S.

A new report on racial disparity in the St. Louis area shows not much has changed in the last 20 years. According to the report released this morning, St. Louis is the sixth most segregated city in the U.S.

09/24/2014

The New York Times has issued multiple clarifications and apologies this week in response to criticism that their “racially charged” descriptions of Ferguson’s Michael Brown reinforce stereotypes of black Americans. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

New York Times Responds To Criticisms Of ‘Racially Charged’ Descriptions Of Michael Brown

The New York Times has issued multiple clarifications and apologies this week in response to criticism that their “racially charged” descriptions of Ferguson’s Michael Brown reinforce stereotypes of black Americans.

08/27/2014

Healthcare

Study Finds Major Health Disparities Among Missouri Minorities

African-Americans are four or five times more likely to have an infant death compared to the white population. Firearms assaults are nearly 35 times higher.

06/05/2013

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Some Discouraged From Prostate Cancer Screening Under New Guidelines

The American Urological Association now supports new guidelines which state routine screening is no longer recommended for men who are at average risk for the disease.

05/20/2013

Healthcare

Awareness Campaign Underway For Kidney Disease In Local African-Americans

It is estimated that one in six African-Americans in Missouri has signs of kidney disease.

02/27/2013

Old Slave Road

Wildwood Considers Name Change For Old Slave Road

Developers named the road in 1979. It runs near a burial site for slaves.

02/27/2013

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Documentary Flyer Depicts Black Slay Supporters As ‘Slayves’

The documentary is titled “Bootlicker” and explores the racial tension in the city since Fire Chief Sherman George was demoted.

02/12/2013

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