French: To north side middle-class families, city gov’t says: ‘You’re on your own.’
Apr11

French: To north side middle-class families, city gov’t says: ‘You’re on your own.’

North St. Louis is as misunderstood as it is under-served. It is home to some of the most beautifully built houses in the region. Its proximity to downtown, the Mississippi River and the airport make it geographically ideal. Many of its neighborhoods wrap around some of the largest public parks in the city. Yet people have continued to leave north St. Louis by the thousands every year because of the many daily reminders that the...

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Reed won. Time to make up and work.
Mar15

Reed won. Time to make up and work.

It’s been a week since Lewis Reed defeated both Jamilah Nasheed and Megan Green to win his fourth term as President of the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday, March 5. Since that night, the St. Louis Board of Elections has released its breakdown of how each ward voted. An analysis of the results reveals just how Reed won and how Nasheed underperformed in key wards. Nasheed won more wards than any other candidate. The term-limited state...

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Progressives still divided by race, runoffs needed
Mar06

Progressives still divided by race, runoffs needed

The division between black progressives and white progressives was on full display during the divisive campaign for President of the Board of Aldermen which ended Tuesday night with the two “change candidates” evenly splitting the opposition vote and allowing incumbent Lewis Reed, who we endorsed in this paper, to win a fourth term. State Senator Jamilah Nasheed blamed Alderwoman Megan Green for her loss. “If it wasn’t but for her...

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Hayden, Edwards remain blind to corruption in their department
Jan30

Hayden, Edwards remain blind to corruption in their department

Within the last 60 days, four St. Louis police officers were indicted for beating another officer who was black, on-duty and undercover; another police officer was indicted after he and his partner violated department rules and went to his house while on-duty, meeting up with a female officer who was off-duty and ended up shooting and killing her; and two more officers were charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action...

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Undercover officer: Colleagues beat him ‘like Rodney King’
Jan22

Undercover officer: Colleagues beat him ‘like Rodney King’

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An undercover St. Louis police officer reported that his colleagues beat him “like Rodney King” when they mistook him for a protester following the acquittal of a white former officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, according to newly released court documents. Det. Luther Hall, who is black, also described the attack as a “free for all” in an affidavit that the FBI used to justify...

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