A Fresh Look at Policing
Oct18

A Fresh Look at Policing

COVENANT BLU GRAND CENTER – A group plans to use the Oct. 22 National Day Against Police Brutality as an opportunity to launch a new campaign to overhaul the city’s public safety priorities. The Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression (CAPCR) wants the city to spend less money on policing and incarceration and more money on housing, education, jobs and health care. “St. Louis already has a high number of police per...

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Black Health Exams Matter
Oct18

Black Health Exams Matter

WELLS GOODFELLOW – As Breast Cancer Awareness activities wind down this month, health experts warn African-American women to continue to be diligent with self-exams and testing. A 2018 report in the Journal of the American College of Radiology showed that although black women and white women get cancer at about the same rate, African-American women are 20 to 40 percent more likely to die from the disease. This has prompted the...

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Black History Brought to Life
Oct11

Black History Brought to Life

OLD NORTH – Matt Allen had a day off from his pizza gig so the Chesterfield resident decided to make a trip to Old North St. Louis to visit the Griot Museum of Black History and Culture. “I woke up today and I said what am I going to do today? And I said I know what I’m going to do: I’m going to learn about history,” Allen said. Allen, 36, said he was a history major in college and has been a lifelong student of American...

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Activism Through the Camera Lens
Oct04

Activism Through the Camera Lens

OLD NORTH — From images of barking dogs attacking protesters during the Civil Rights Movement in 1964 to activists  in the streets of Ferguson, the lens of the camera has always shined a spotlight on important issues in history. The Griot Museum of Black History is exploring the role that photographers and their cameras play in activism in two ways.  The North City museum is currently showing an exhibition of photographs by Eric...

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Remembering Bambino
Sep22

Remembering Bambino

The signs directing you to the North Campus and the Black History drawings on the walls of LeRoy’s Barbershop are just a few examples of Harold “Bambino” Davis Jr.’s free-handed flair that can be seen all over St. Louis’s north side. And despite Bambino’s recent passing, those signs, murals and public artwork will continue to be a lasting legacy of the artist and the man who impacted so many in the community. “As far as his creative...

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