Clay, of St. Louis, sent a letter to Slay on Monday urging removal of the 32-foot-tall granite memorial. He said in the letter that symbols “associated with this country’s racist, oppressive past should not be elevated or displayed in public places.”
In a surprise move, Alderman Joe Vaccaro announced he won’t be holding anymore hearings on the bill this summer.
Slay is now tweeting it’s time to also rename the nearby Confederate Drive in Forest Park, calling it either Freedom Street or Justice Drive.
St. Louis is getting its first visit from the leading Democrat running for President.
Barbecue event at Soldiers Memorial will run September 25 through 27.
City counselor Winston Calvert says he’s ready to defend the city’s right to set its own minimum wage, based on the city charter.
The city of St. Louis is now accepting applications to become one of seven members on the board.
Slay spokeswoman Maggie Crane on Tuesday confirmed that the Democratic mayor wants to raise the city’s minimum. A starting point for discussion is $15 per hour by Jan. 1, 2020, Crane said, but details are still being ironed out.
City receives $80,000 grant to expand effort to plant 250 milkweed gardens city-wide.
Now, many black mothers are wondering if their babies born at this hospital are still alive.