The Heroine Fighting Heroin
Jan10

The Heroine Fighting Heroin

For 33 years, Daryl Tandy (not his real name) was decimated, debilitated and controlled by heroin. His struggle was exacerbated by jail sentences, financial struggles, and a lack of public health outreach or intervention options. If it had not been for the strength of values and faith instilled by his late mother, Tandy, who is now four years clean, said he would still be hooked on heroin. “People really don’t have a complete...

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New Year’s Eve vigil honors St. Louis homicide victims
Jan03

New Year’s Eve vigil honors St. Louis homicide victims

KINGSWAY WEST— “This country needs love right now.” Those were the words that community activist and vice president of community outreach for Better Family Life James Clark said he uttered when he got a brief moment to speak with President Donald Trump. Clark was recently honored by the U.S. Department of Justice for his work against violence in St. Louis. He offered those same words to sorrow-faced families from St. Louis city and...

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Crime Down, Chief Defends Dept
Dec20

Crime Down, Chief Defends Dept

Crime is down in the city, but St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden said he is focusing on all of the concerns facing the department. Those include building community relationships, proper handling of protests, racial sensitivity, and police accountability.  “We’re going to be an accountable, transparent department and we’re going to work hard,” he said at a sparsely attended Town Hall meeting Wednesday night at Forest Park Community...

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Street Named After Cedric The Entertainer
Dec20

Street Named After Cedric The Entertainer

COVENANT BLU—Just a quarter-mile from Redd Foxx Lane in north St. Louis, now aptly runs Cedric The Entertainer Way, a street named in honor of comedy “King” Cedric “The Entertainer” Kyles.  The entertainer’s street-namesake spans a stretch of Vandeventer Blvd. between Olive and Washington Boulevards, and alongside The Kappa House, where a warm, crowded and joke-filled honoring ceremony occurred last Saturday morning.  “When I was...

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SLPS cutting Sumner Football?
Dec20

SLPS cutting Sumner Football?

Here’s the play that has allegedly been tossed from “downtown”: the Sumner Bulldog’s football program may be cut after this season.  St. Louis Public Schools did not reply to request for comment on this story, but a team of Sumner alumni touched down on Facebook this past weekend to oppose the cutting of the school’s storied football program. One alumnus alleged that the education board would meet to see if the decision could somehow...

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