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Black Enterprise Founder and Publisher Earl G. Graves, Sr. passed away on the evening of Monday, April 6. His son, Black Enterprise CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr., announced that the elder Graves had passed away quietly at 9:22 p.m. on April 6, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was 85.

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St. Louis-area advocates for housing equality demand that private banks and other lenders put a temporary stop to foreclosures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Schnuck Markets, Inc. is donating $500,000 to the St. Louis COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, to support people in the St. Louis region experiencing hardship due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

While much of the nation grapples with multiple adjustments attributed to the coronavirus pandemic, a rare bipartisan effort in recent days united lawmakers to reject an ill-advised Department of Education push against financial fairness for student borrowers. The lawmakers’ efforts were to …

Though Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has not responded to calls to designate food workers and pharmacy techs as emergency first responders, the largest grocery companies in the St. Louis region are offering bonuses for their workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

While unemployment numbers are low around the St. Louis area and some see nothing but good times on the horizon, there is another reality that some live with every day – a grinding poverty that eats away at our city and surrounding suburbs.

Untress “Trez” Quinn joined Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, as a partner in St. Louis. A seasoned trial lawyer, he focuses his practice on the defense of medical malpractice and other catastrophic loss lawsuits. He has defended multiple complex litigatio…

Luz Marìa Henrìquez joined ACLU of Missouri as executive director. She will provide the leadership, vision, and strategic planning necessary to address civil rights and liberties issues at this critical time. Most recently she was the managing attorney of the Education Justice Program at Leg…

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Abandoned as an infant in the shadow of a dumpster in small-town Quincy, Florida, Freddie Figgers didn't start his life with many advantages. Thirty years later, his Figgers Wireless operates in more than 80 countries and is worth more than $62 million.

About a dozen people gathered around a table in a St. Louis conference room on a recent Saturday morning, pulling out notebooks and settling in for a four-hour crash course on growing medical marijuana.

Angel Shelton was selected for the All Suburban Honors Orchestra. She is an 11th grade student at Normandy High School. The All-Suburban honors music programs are coordinated by the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association, a professional organization for music educators for member sch…

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This year, some seniors at Ritenour High School were offered an unusual opportunity: to take daily emergency medical technician (EMT) classes and graduate high school with an EMT certification and a job offer from Abbott Ambulance 广西快3走势图. There are 12 students on track to graduate with the…

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Mellve Shahid Sr. is president and founder of The Empowerment Network, received a 广西快3走势图 Drum Major Award from Christian Hospital. Drum Major Awards are bestowed upon unsung individuals who have given time, talents, and treasure in service of justice and equality. The Empowerment Network is a …

The 14 WEPOWER Tomorrow Builders fellows recently released a report titled “The Early Childhood Education Playbook: A Saint Louis Community-Led Response to the First Step to Equity Report.” The fellows, a majority of whom are women of color and educators, spent the past year speaking with ov…

I am already getting emails from conservative Republican candidates calling all Democrats "socialists" when I don't think that any of the national Democrats are truly socialists at all. None. To me, they are all liberals and progressives who are not advocating for the abolition of our marke…

Rihanna received the President's Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards. The award is presented in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service, with previous recipients including last year's recipient Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter, Jesse Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Soledad O'Brien…

Dr. Will Ross will be honored at the 广西快3走势图 Academy of Science - St. Louis Outstanding Scientists Awards Dinner with the Science Leadership Award on April 2. He is principal officer for Community Partnerships at Washington University School of Medicine. He is co-founder of the BJH Center for D…

Jalilah Otto was on the panel of nominees submitted to Governor Michael L. Parson to fill the vacancy on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District. She is a circuit judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit (Jackson County). She was born in 1977 and resides in Kansas City. She earned her law …

Toyin Oduwole has opened St. Louis Realty Partners, a residential real estate brokerage that will be based out of WestPort Plaza. He is approaching 10 years of real estate sales experience in the St. Louis metropolitan area and has received numerous awards for his sales production that excee…

Sonette Magnus was named a member of the St. Louis office of law firm Lewis Rice. She counsels corporate clients through all phases of commercial litigation, including pre-suit evaluations, discovery, mediation, expert witness preparation, trial preparation and when advisable, trial. She als…

Richard R. Wilson was appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) by St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. He is a retired colonel in the United States Army, having served seven years of active duty and 25 years in the U.S. Army Reserves. His milita…

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg just made black history. The presidential candidate who has been running his campaign through television ads and private meetings spent a historic amount of money – $3.5 million – with black newspapers.

Jerina Phillips was named a member of the St. Louis office of law firm Lewis Rice. She represents individuals and companies in a variety of disputes, including complex commercial litigation, employment litigation, media and communications law, and consumer litigation. She has successfully re…

Kevin McKoy was one of 10 local artists awarded a $20,000 grant from the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis as part of its annual Artist Fellowship program. He is a designer and interdisciplinary artist and half of the collaborative duo, WORK/PLAY, along with his wife, Danielle McKoy. His…

More than 40 Hazelwood School District students took part in a regional DECA competition February 4 at UMSL. DECA is an international association of high school students studying marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.

Deitra Colquitt was named co-principal of Pershing Elementary School in the School District of University City. She currently serves as a teacher instructional leader at Pershing Elementary School. She joined the district in 2015 after serving as a middle school English Language Arts teacher…

Scott McClendon received the annual Gateway Drive To Success Award (scholarship) from World Wide Technology Raceway. This scholarship is presented to a deserving individuals who have faced extreme obstacles in life that have obstructed their dream to go racing. The Gateway Kartplex at the ra…