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Sylvester Brown, Jr.
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If the endorsement of an old dude who’s been chronicling St. Louis’ adventures and misadventures forever has any weight, I’m throwing it behind Nasheed.
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My wish is that the candidates consider this commentary a request for lucidity, specifics and a solid agenda, not simple soundbites and feel-good rhetoric.
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I’m finding less and less peacefulness in a world where kids gunned down in schools is less newsworthy than the latest Kanye West, jiggaboo rant at the White House. It’s harder and harder to accept the fact that Neo-Nazis, white extremists and domestic terrorism is a bigger threat to Americans than the Taliban or Isis?
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Come share your ideas, stories and examples of what we can collectively accomplish When We Dream Together
When We Dream Together
When We Dream Together
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Local politicians don’t have to militarize police or go outside the city for innovative ideas to combat poverty and crime. They can simply turn to their constituents and those working to reclaim North St. Louis and ask, “what can we do to help you help yourself?”
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With vision and leadership, the City's effort to rid itself of vacant land and abandoned properties could become a powerful empowerment tool for residents of North St. Louis
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Four years after the shooting of Mike Brown, justice rolls down like a waterfall.
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The genesis of the outrage stemmed from two grown men assaulting a woman. But the comments I heard ranged from how Middle-Easterners, who own a plethora of gas stations in black neighborhoods, disrespect their customers to the lack of opportunity to own and operate our own businesses. As I listened and talked to protesters at the station, I wondered where this might all lead?
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"As a black man, father, writer and nonprofit director, I know I can’t stop the regurgitated madness that surrounds us, like the current rise in racism and down-right, guttural hate. But, I can, in a small but significant way, write about it and try to teach young people, who look like me, how to do their part to make the world a little bit better for their siblings, peers and themselves..."
The North City Food Hub: Let's Go Crazy!
The North City Food Hub: Let's Go Crazy!
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This is what it will take to get Getting millennials and low-income residents activated and engaged in community ownership?
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