Update, March 6: More information at the end of the post, including Senator Claire McCaskill's protest and an answer to commenter Mike N's question about whether this wad of bronze is funded by taxpayer money.
The eagle-eyed bloggers at Fired Up! Missouri posted the news earlier this after ... More >>
Graphic by Virgil Boyd Jr.Do area blacks suffer from the "slave mentality"?In his recent documentary, City of Haterz, local filmmaker Horace Williams explores a combustible hypothesis, best summed up by DJ Cub of Derrty DJs in the first few minutes of the film: "[St. Louis is] a 'crabs in the bar ... More >>
Are you one of those history buffs eager to see the spot where Dred Scott was told that the Constitution afforded no civil rights to slaves like him? Are you dying to visit the Calvary Cemetery -- final resting place of William Tecumseh Sherman?We've got a website for you!Freedom's Gateway, a "co ... More >>
A St. Louis newspaper ad from 1832 announces a slave sale at the courthouse steps. One might think that getting African-Americans to volunteer to be sold as slaves would be a difficult proposition these days. Not at all, says Angela da Silva, a professor of black history at Lindenwood University ... More >>
Jacques Hughes: "The sad part is this lawsuit never had to happen if the sheriff had given us 30 minutes of his time..."Jacques Hughes was working as a sheriff's deputy in 2006 when his colleague William "Patrick" Hill alerted him to a prank in the basement of the Civil Courts building. One of th ... More >>
www.coloringbook.comWe had a lot of questions we wanted to ask Wayne Bell, founder of Really Big Coloring Books, about his company's new "Tea Party Coloring Book for Kids". Among 'em: At what age is it appropriate to start teaching children to hate liberals? Turns out, though, we could hardly get ... More >>