Moore facing 3 challengers in the 4th Ward
Feb17

Moore facing 3 challengers in the 4th Ward

THE VILLE—A longtime alderman, two former committeemen, and a youthful challenger make up the race for alderman in the 4th Ward, which is home to the historic Ville neighborhood. The candidates who filed to run in the March 5 primary are incumbent and longtime alderman Samuel “Sam” Moore, former committeemen Leroy Carter and Edward McFowland, and political consultant Robert Dillard. The holder of the position will receive a salary of...

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Groups sue to end cash bail system in city
Feb17

Groups sue to end cash bail system in city

DOWNTOWN — A partnership of three non-profits unsheathed their legal swords in a federal lawsuit challenging St. Louis City’s cash bail system. The class action lawsuit also demanded the immediate release of the four plaintiffs bringing their case before the court. On January 28th, ArchCity Defenders, the Advancement Project National Office, Civil Rights Corps, and Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection...

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One drops out, leaving three candidates in 26th Ward race
Feb17

One drops out, leaving three candidates in 26th Ward race

ACADEMY—The vacated seat of former 26th Ward Alderman Frank Williamson has three candidates left vying for the position on the Board of Aldermen after one dropped out last month. The three remaining candidates are Leata Price-Land, Shameem Clark Hubbard, and Jake Banton. Justin Idleburg withdrew on January 11, according to the St. Louis Board of Elections. The winner of the March 5 primary election will not face any opposition in the...

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Vashon’s late push tops Titans
Feb16

Vashon’s late push tops Titans

The sold out show on Cass Ave was well worth admission. We saw fans rush the court….twice. Neither team held a lead for longer than a possession in the 4th. So when Trinity’s guard, Rasheed Weekly, sunk a run and gun 3 to put the Titans up by 1 with 4.0 seconds left, their fans and bench burst into celebration. The Vashon Wolverines would need a miracle shot. Instead, they settled for a foul. Weekly’s heroism quickly depreciated when...

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Artists discuss power of disruptive art
Feb16

Artists discuss power of disruptive art

JEFFVANDERLOU — In honor of Black History Month and HIV/AIDS awareness, the Griot Museum of Black History and Culture hosted a panel discussion with local artists Enrise Williams and De Andrea Nichols. The two artists shared a unique history: both were inspired by their lived experiences to create separate art exhibits using mirrors and caskets. Williams, a health activist and founding member of Blacks Assisting Blacks Against AIDS,...

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Reed picks up more labor endorsements
Feb16

Reed picks up more labor endorsements

The Eastern Missouri Laborers’ District Council (EMLDC); Laborers Local 110 and Laborers Local 42 announced their endorsement last week of Lewis Reed for his re-election as Board of Aldermen president. “I am honored to have the endorsement of the EMLDC, Local 110 and Local 42 in our City. In order to move our city forward, we are going to need to work together to make change. I am grateful for their support,” said Reed. The Eastern...

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