March 8, 2017

During the past year, I have spent my Wednesday evenings at the Demetrious Johnson Charitable Foundation with people gathering to support each other through the grief and the hurt of losing someone they love to homicide. Their stories, but more importantly their streng...

October 31, 2016

ST. LOUIS -- Mayor Francis Slay has invited the Local and Regional Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE) to conduct racial equity training for about 100 City department directors, commissioners and managers in City government. Mayor Slay has directed City departm...

October 6, 2016

Published: 6:45 PM CDT October 5, 2016

Updated: 7:02 PM CDT October 5, 2016

"I'm not angry at the world," said Elon Miles, "I'm just angry at the situation."

Coping with anger and grief has been a challenge for Miles since the sudden death of her son Christopher. Another...

March 16, 2016

St. Louis Family & Community Partnership Meeting, March 16, 2016

Attendees at the March 16 St. Louis Family & Community Partnership meeting at Vision for Children at Risk heard two complementary perspectives in the battle against trauma and toxic stress. Jennifer Brinkm...

January 17, 2016

WORKSHOP: “Promoting Racial Equity in Community Transformation and System Reform.”

This session introduces racial equity and structural racism as a framework to describe why and how race still matters; how the framework can be used to further advance non-violent commun...

July 25, 2015

Over two hundred organizations, elected officials, human service agencies, professionals, activists, youth, cultural and grassroots organizations participated in  A March for Peace and Call to Action: Promoting Justice and Healing to Reduce Family and Community Violenc...

December 11, 2014

'Over the last decade and a half, groups of racially and professionally diverse stakeholders across the nation, including in the St. Louis region, have begun to engage in courageous conversations about how race is impacting outcomes for children and families of color....

Despite State Law, Police Departments In Missouri Still Struggle With Bias In Policing

By Rachel Lippmann • Dec 2, 2014  (Excerpt) 

Since 2000, police departments in the state of Missouri have been required by law to report information about their traffic stops – in...

October 21, 2014

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police have completed training in “implicit bias.”  The department says that the recent events in the area have prompted them to learn more on the topic.

For over 70 days protesters have marched in Ferguson and parts of St. Louis.  They are demand...

December 13, 2013

Khatib Waheed, representing the Free South Africa Movement, was one of the keynote speakers at a Nelson Mandela Recognition in St. Louis, Missouri on December 12, 2013, remembers the South African Anti-Apartheid Political Leader.

The celebratory event featured speeches...

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