Reset Africa Reset America
Apr30

Reset Africa Reset America

DOWNTOWN – In the coming weeks, City Aldermanic President Lewis Reed will be in talks with the Ugandan Parliament to help give birth to international trade between Africans and African-Americans. That was an ideal result of the Reset Africa Reset America third annual conference by the Global Impact Leadership Alliance (GILA), convened at City Hall last week. Three delegates from Uganda appealed to businessmen, civic/political...

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Lewis Reed prepares for fourth term
Mar21

Lewis Reed prepares for fourth term

DOWNTOWN—Lewis Reed is at the point when some would think wielding a gavel at a meeting of the Board of Aldermen is just another day at the office. Barring something extraordinary, he’ll soon start his fourth term and his thirteenth year as president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen in April. But in a phone interview last week, he said he’s as enthusiastic as ever. “For me, it can never become another day at the office because of...

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Reed won. Time to make up and work.
Mar15

Reed won. Time to make up and work.

It’s been a week since Lewis Reed defeated both Jamilah Nasheed and Megan Green to win his fourth term as President of the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday, March 5. Since that night, the St. Louis Board of Elections has released its breakdown of how each ward voted. An analysis of the results reveals just how Reed won and how Nasheed underperformed in key wards. Nasheed won more wards than any other candidate. The term-limited state...

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Reed heads to fourth term as board president
Mar06

Reed heads to fourth term as board president

Barring an unexpected upset in the April general election, Lewis Reed appears to be headed for a fourth term as president of the Board of Aldermen. Reed, who was elected president in 2007, got 12,416 votes, or 35.63 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, to best three challengers. State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed received 11,012 votes, or 31.6 percent of the total, Ward 15 Alderwoman Megan Green 10,868 votes, or 31.19 percent,...

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Candidates agree on the need to address Delmar Divide
Feb19

Candidates agree on the need to address Delmar Divide

WYDOWN SKINKER—The infamous “Delmar Divide” is no new topic to St. Louis residents, and it’s a stark representation of the inequities in St. Louis. Decades of policies at the state and local level have created what feels like a clean break through the center of the city. Last week, three of the candidates running for President of the Board of Aldermen gathered in a studio for a live-streamed event and expressed hopes and aspirations...

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