If black candidates do not win these elections, where the odds are stacked against them, St. Louis, a city that is roughly 50 percent African American, will have no black representatives in Congress, the Missouri Senate or in the state House.
kaciestarrtriplett.comKacie Starr Triplett (Ward 6) leads the Board of Aldermen with $1,327 in lobbyist expenditures this year.Poor St. Louis Aldermen. Sure, their $32,000 a year salary is nothing to sneeze at and roughly on par with what state reps ($36k) and senators ($31k) earn. But when it co ... More >>
Photo by: Steve Patterson UrbanReviewSTL.comBloggers and Twitterers in attendance at the Preservation Board Meeting (the ones with their heads down looking at their iPhones and Blackberrys)Last night while I was enduring a five-hour power outage in my neighborhood, the St. Louis Preservati ... More >>
Do you follow Mayor Francis Slay on Twitter (@mayorslaydotcom)? Ever wonder if he's actually twittering for himself, or if he even knows he has a Twitter account? I always presumed that since the user name was @MayorSlaydotcom and not @MayorSlay or @FrancisSlay it was probably a ghost writer or staf ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/carolinespicsRegional legislators are taking note a proposed bill in St. Louis City calling for a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants. The bill, proposed by Central West End alderwoman Lyda Krewson, would not go into effect unless St. Louis County passed a similar ban. Yesterday ... More >>