Educator to open new learning center in Bevo Mill
Jan23

Educator to open new learning center in Bevo Mill

BEVO MILL – When educator and writer Andrea Scott was growing up in north St. Louis, the school of thought, she said, was that dreamers wouldn’t amount to much.  No one can tell Scott that now.   Scott is starting the New Year by opening a tutoring center in the city. Her center, Dream It, located in the Bevo Mill neighborhood, will be the culmination of all of her teaching experiences, which include professorships at various...

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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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