At most funerals eulogies attempt to bookend a life through stories. But at Michael Brown's "home going" ceremony yesterday, relatively little was said about the eighteen-year-old the man. Most of the speakers talked about his death and the ongoing quest for justice. Family members confessed that th ... More >>
Ferguson is a crowded place these days. Social activists, volunteers, legal observers, medics, church groups, bloggers, anarchists, revolutionaries -- all have crashed into the St. Louis suburb since Michael Brown's death on August 9. They've certainly made the situation on West Florissant Avenue ... More >>
As they've done on multiple occasions throughout the past week, the attorneys representing the family of Michael Brown held a televised news conference yesterday. And this one revealed a bigger bombshell than most. Standing at a podium alongside an independent medical examiner retained by the fami ... More >>
After Friday night's chaos in Ferguson, the atmosphere here returned to uncertainty, fear and anger. A quick recap: On Thursday, police authority in Ferguson shifted from the St. Louis County Police Department to Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Johnson boosted residents' ho ... More >>
Rain usually puts a damper on outdoor events, but the waterworks only whipped up a storm of support for the Ferguson Farmers Market on August 16. The morning after a tumultuous night, community champions braved a downpour to purchase fresh produce and share a few smiles in a town that has been at t ... More >>
Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis city. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>
Marcia Fudge: The Cleveland congresswoman wants the Justice Department to investigate photo ID laws like the one planned for Missouri ballots in 2012‚ÄčNext year, Missouri voters will be asked to consider an amendment to the state's constitution, requiring voters to bring an unexpired Missouri or fe ... More >>
Today, the brainy pundits at Slate¬†tackled this interesting topic: "How will Obama's presidency change hip-hop?"Beyond mentioning that Obama has dusted off his shoulders like Jay-Z, author Jonah Weiner does an admirable job breaking down the history of hip-hop's hatred for the establishment (i.e. P ... More >>
Readers canít find Juneteenth on their calendars.
Week of December 14, 2006
Friday, December 16; Frederickís Music Lounge (4454 Chippewa Street)
Byron Crawford takes no prisoners. Don't screw with him.
A loose-lipped former train conductor is looking to get his long-shot congressional bid on track
The intentions outweigh the execution in Ice Cube's Barbershop
Week of April 10, 2002
St. Louis legend Busch's Grove doesn't deserve its exalted status
He steals Ali, but will Hollywood give Jamie Foxx a shot at the title?
A chastened ex-mayor says he's sorry and asks for another chance
When it comes to Election Day problems in St. Louis, the politicians' rhetoric doesn't match the reality
Our fair city is overrun by presidential contenders; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
Protests from the Rev. Cleo Willis' and droppings from the Weather Bird
Meditating on mortality, Walter Payton and the passing of Greg Freeman's kitties
Ellen Reasonover has served 16 years of a life sentence for murder. But new evidence -- a secret tape and a forgotten memo -- suggests that the prosecution may have committed the real crime.