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.
Update June 20 -- Mayor Slay has officially endorsed Nasheed for the fifth district senate seat. The mayor tweeted earlier this afternoon: "STL needs her energy in Jeff City." ------ Jamilah Nasheed's plan for world domination can continue, thanks to the Missouri Supreme Court, which ruled yesterd ... More >>
Early Tuesday morning, the leader of the state senate received an irate email about the price of gas that veered off into threatening and insulting Senators Victor Callahan, Jolie Justus, Jack Goodman and Robin Wright-Jones. It also made reference to Gabrielle Giffords, the U.S. Senator who was s ... More >>
Today state Representative Jamilah Nasheed, subject of our August feature story Just Who Does Jamilah Nasheed Think She Is?, announced that she is running for the state Senate seat currently held by Robin Wright-Jones. Nasheed, who is in the middle of her third term in the state House, immediat ... More >>
Wright-Jones blames reporter for stirring things up on "sleepy summer afternoon."Updated 9:35 a.m. with reaction from Jake Wagman.In a page-one story Sunday in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, political reporter Jake Wagman exposes several accounting irregularities in the campaign filings of state se ... More >>
Week of July 3, 2002