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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Cathy “Mama Cat” Daniels, feeding mouths and souls
Jan03

Cathy “Mama Cat” Daniels, feeding mouths and souls

ST. LOUIS—  Four years after the death of Michael Brown Jr. and the Ferguson Uprising, community activist and chef Cathy Daniels, also known as Mama Cat, is still fighting injustice with a home-cooked meal.  “I never saw a soldier win a war hungry. I had to make sure folks were eating,” said Mama Cat. It all started in 2014 during the hot summer days of the Ferguson Uprising when Mama Cat saw a group of young people sleeping outside...

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Kehinde Wiley at the STL Art Museum
Nov01

Kehinde Wiley at the STL Art Museum

Kehinde Wiley is one of just a few modern painters who register in American popular culture from New York to St. Louis and beyond. His new show is on display at the St. Louis Art Museum through Feb. 10. Earlier this year, Wiley was selected by President Obama to paint his official presidential portrait, making him the first African American artist to receive the honor. Wiley was born in Los Angeles, but considers himself New...

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Opinion: McCaskill and the Trump Trap
Oct25

Opinion: McCaskill and the Trump Trap

Last week, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and her Republican opponent, state Attorney General Josh Hawley, met in St. Louis for a one-hour televised debate. McCaskill found herself on the defense through much of it. That’s expected. In this current political climate, being a 12-year incumbent means you have 12 years of votes for your opponent to twist and manipulate into whatever narrative their latest polling says will best work to...

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Parisians, Hello JiZoo Play Old North
Oct25

Parisians, Hello JiZoo Play Old North

French lyrics and quality beats mingled on a windy, sunny Saturday across from Crown Candy Oct. 20. The crew at UrbArts coordinated with Métro-Unviers-Cité, The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Chicago, and the Centre Francophone at Webster University to present the community performance as part of City/Cité St. Louis: A Transatlantic Exchange on History, Culture, Politics and Democracy in the Changing City; a three-day...

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