Non-Profit Teaches Financial Literacy to Children and Adults
Nov15

Non-Profit Teaches Financial Literacy to Children and Adults

The collapse of the economy in 2007 was the biggest financial crisis the nation faced since the Great Depression. For almost two years this financial earthquake shook our economy causing devastation in the housing market and on Wall Street. However, one good thing to come out of that period was a new era of financial literacy. Darlene Martin, owner and founder of the non-profit organization Money Smarts School of Finance for Children...

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Pushing for Equitable Development
Nov15

Pushing for Equitable Development

HAMILTON HEIGHTS–Local financial institutions and development organizations set the tone for redefining equitable community development at Tuesday’s community meeting at the Friendly Temple Baptist Church campus. The community development meeting focused on the distressed neighborhoods of north city and north St. Louis County. According to developers, theses areas are plagued with high crime and dilapidated housing. Cordaryl Patrick,...

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Bingo! Amendment would finally allow bingo ads
Nov01

Bingo! Amendment would finally allow bingo ads

Missouri Constitutional Amendment 4 considers removing a ban on advertising for bingo games. The current rules were deemed unenforceable by a federal judge. Fair Ballot Language reads, “A ‘yes’ vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to remove language limiting bingo game advertising that a court ruled was unconstitutional and not enforceable.”  This amendment would also reduce the amount of active membership time required for any...

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A Spark for Food Justice
Oct25

A Spark for Food Justice

When it comes to brainstorming sessions, almost nothing can get your  wheels turning better than food. It’s the ingredient that powers our mind to think outside the box. Many great ideas were discovered over a few slices of pizza, with conversations by a group of diverse individuals. That’s what FoodSpark is trying to do: Create social change through their community potlucks. The Spark is an event organized by FoodSpark,  a pop-up...

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Jerk Soul brings island spice to Hyde Park
Sep14

Jerk Soul brings island spice to Hyde Park

HYDE PARK — Newcomers to the Hyde Park community, Jerk Soul restaurant owners Telie Woods and Zahra Spencer add some island spice to north St. Louis. Opening the door earlier this year, Woods and Spencer came across the storefront space their third day in St. Louis after being displaced because of the previous hurricane season that destroyed their home and business plans in the Virgin Islands. Just barely escaping Hurricane...

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North City Urgent Care Center May Close
Sep14

North City Urgent Care Center May Close

HAMILTON HEIGHTS — The owner of North City Urgent Care fears the health care facility may have to close its doors after five years in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood. According to owner Dr. Sonny Saggar, the north side clinic sees only a handful of patients a day, which he says isn’t enough to make a profit, despite being one of the few health care clinics in north city. South St. Louis, in comparison, has more than a...

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