Project Ark brings themes of empowerment to HIV education
Mar17

Project Ark brings themes of empowerment to HIV education

Looking as fashionable as Carrie Bradshaw herself, Sarah Hudson did her best to rouse the attendees of the second annual Sex and the City Women’s Empowerment Event. The event, sponsored by Project Ark, was held on March 9th at the Youth & Family Center on Cass Ave in honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDs Awareness Day, which falls on March 10th every year. The group in attendance was on the small side – between 20 and...

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Ground broken on ‘green’ model homes on north side
Mar02

Ground broken on ‘green’ model homes on north side

Energy-efficient homes are coming to St. Louis in a big way. Net Zero LLC has officially broken ground on three “green” model homes, the beginning of a project that will ultimately culminate in Saint Louis Park Place: a neighborhood of 250 single-family homes that will each come equipped with solar PV, energy-saving appliances, and LED lighting. The lots for the development project were purchased from Northside Regeneration, which was...

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Aldermen launch effort to recall mayor over merger [Updated]
Mar01

Aldermen launch effort to recall mayor over merger [Updated]

Updated at 5:48PM on March 7, 2018 with video interview with Alderman Bosley. Some opponents of the Better Together campaign to merge the city and the county this week announced the start of a petition drive to put the recall of Mayor Lyda Krewson on the St. Louis ballot. Ward 3 Alderman Brandon Bosley and Ward 21 Alderman John Collins-Muhammad said the new Citizens to Protect St. Louis would seek signatures throughout the city. “The...

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Candidates face public in 26th Ward
Mar01

Candidates face public in 26th Ward

Alderman Frank Williamson is handing over the 26th Ward after almost 16 years of service. The ward features one of the most economically diverse lengths of Delmar boulevard that stretch south from Sherman Park to about a block from Forest Park. Home prices closer to Lindell Boulevard can fetch $400,000 and higher, while the opposite side has homes — mostly abandoned — in the $20,000 range.. Shameem Clark Hubbard, Jacob...

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SLPS fully accredited for 4th year in a row
Feb27

SLPS fully accredited for 4th year in a row

At a time when St. Louis Public School district faces a myriad of challenges, including child hunger, academic failure, lack of school supplies, high teacher turnover and student dropouts, a new performance review has given the district signs of optimism. Earlier this month the St. Louis Public School district announced the results of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s 2018 Annual Performance Report (APR)...

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Study finds ‘period poverty’ affecting low-income women
Feb27

Study finds ‘period poverty’ affecting low-income women

People of low-income backgrounds experience hardship when it comes to food, shelter, and other basic necessities. But there’s one area that plagues specifically low-income women that might not be obvious to the passive observer: tampons. In a recent study by Anne Sebert Kuhlmann, a survey of 183 low-income women in St. Louis revealed that 2/3rds of these women had difficulty affording or accessing menstrual products in 2018. About 21%...

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