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EVEN IN LOSS, CHICAGO CELEBRATES LITTLE LEAGUERS

EVEN IN LOSS, CHICAGO CELEBRATES LITTLE LEAGUERS

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago cheered on the hottest sports team in town on Sunday and, for the day at least, it wasn’t a team called the Bears, White Sox, Cubs, Bulls or Blackhawks. The buzz in the nation’s third-largest city was for a group of 11- and 12-year-old boys from Chicago’s South Side who took […]

Being White and Middle Class, We Had Many Advantages. And We Used Them to Leave North St. Louis

Being White and Middle Class, We Had Many Advantages. And We Used Them to Leave North St. Louis

Last December I took a picture with two friends in front of our old elementary school: Bel-Nor Elementary in St. Louis, a little over 3 miles from Ferguson, Mo. It was the last day before Bel-Nor was closing for good; come January, its students and teachers would disperse to other schools in the area and […]

Teens Have Greater Fear of Police After Ferguson Shooting

Teens Have Greater Fear of Police After Ferguson Shooting

As the fiery protests that erupted in Ferguson, Mo., after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer appeared to be on the wane, several St. Louis-area young people reflected on the incident and talked about lessons learned. While many were demoralized and saddened by the shooting of Michael Brown, […]

WOMAN, CHILDREN ACCIDENTALLY PULLED OVER BY TEXAS POLICE AT GUNPOINT

WOMAN, CHILDREN ACCIDENTALLY PULLED OVER BY TEXAS POLICE AT GUNPOINT

FORNEY, TX – Shocking new dash cam video shows a young mother being pulled over at gun point by police in Forney, Texas, all while her four little kids were in the car. Police admit they made a mistake but are refusing to apologize.Kametra Barbour says she was driving four children under the age of […]

Crews prepare for heat ahead of Michael Brown funeral

Crews prepare for heat ahead of Michael Brown funeral

St. Louis, MO (KSDK) – Keeping the crowds safe is a top priority Monday outside the funeral for Michael Brown. EMS crews are expecting hundreds of people to be waiting outside to get into the service and that means dealing with possible triple digit temps. We are told that extra EMS crews will be stationed […]

How an NFL Referee Took a Stance Against a Team’s Racist Name

How an NFL Referee Took a Stance Against a Team’s Racist Name

How do you judge a man with conviction? Not just one with beliefs, but one that supports his beliefs with action. Dr. Martin Luther King, organizing followers who stood firm in their fight for civil rights no matter the odds or violence they faced. Malcolm Little, evolving from “Detroit Red” to Malcolm X, preaching about […]

Thousands turn out for N.Y. rally over chokehold death

Thousands turn out for N.Y. rally over chokehold death

The Rev. Al Sharpton led thousands of demonstrators in a peaceful rally and march across the New York borough of Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, died July 17 after a New York City police […]

2 Ebola Deaths Confirmed In Congo: Minister

2 Ebola Deaths Confirmed In Congo: Minister

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country’s health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400 people. Eight samples were taken from Djera, located in the Boende region of Congo’s northwest Equateur province, […]

Ferguson Fights For Justice Beyond Mike Brown’s Death

Ferguson Fights For Justice Beyond Mike Brown’s Death

FERGUSON, Mo. — This small St. Louis suburb has been transformed over the past two weeks. Hundreds of people turn out every night to march up and down West Florissant Avenue demanding justice, accountability and a voice in the decisions made on their behalf. Businesses have been closing early just to avoid any potential trouble […]

‘White People’ Magazine Targeted in Bombshell Suit

‘White People’ Magazine Targeted in Bombshell Suit

A discrimination lawsuit filed by black journalist Tatsha Robertson against her former employer, People magazine, is notable because it cites People’s editorial choices and the makeup of the leadership of the parent company, Time Inc., as evidence of discrimination, Robertson’s lawyer told Journal-isms on Friday. “Maybe they should call it White People magazine,” Dareh Gregorian wrote in reporting on […]