Roy Gillespie, of Teamsters Local 600, said volunteers tallied close to 400.
The effort to erect a Ferguson job training center at the site of a former convenience store that was looted and burned after last summer’s fatal police shooting of Michael Brown is getting underway.
Hillsdale police officers in north county make $11 an hour, no benefits. The minimum wage proposal in the city is $15 an hour.
One homeowner moved into her home two weeks ago, but now is being bought out.
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.
“It served as a symbol of what had transpired,” says Urban League President and CEO Mike McMillan. “It is our goal to take it into a phoenix rising from the ashes, so that we will then transform what was a tragedy and turn it into a triumph.”
The burned-out Ferguson QuikTrip that was destroyed during unrest following the shooting death of Michael Brown will not be rebuilt at the site – it will instead be donated to the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Officers arrested 17 protesters and used pepper spray to subdue some of them Sunday in a St. Louis neighborhood.
Rebecca Zoll, CEO of North County Inc. Regional Development Association, says she can’t name them, but a business owner plans to open in Fergson within 30 to 60 days.
A new order from police Monday for the crowds gathering in Ferguson: Keep it moving.