It's nothing out of the ordinary for the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri to call Abdul Kadir Mohamed. A Somali immigrant turned immigration attorney, Mohamed, 30, has often worked pro bono cases for the ACLU. So he wasn't surprised when the group's executive director, John Chasno ... More >>
Just a month before her son was shot to death around the corner from her North City house, Geraldine Carter, 73, thought crime in North St. Louis was finally winding down. St. Louis Metropolitan Police were focusing resources in her College Hill neighborhood, cleaning up the streets and assigning e ... More >>
The St. Louis Zoo has some big ass news. Five Somali wild asses gave birth to five baby asses, a record, at the Zoo between August 19 and October 15. A critically endangered member of the horse family, less than 1,000 exist in northeastern Africa, according to the zoo, and 51 live in North America ... More >>
June was a very busy month for openings, including the much-anticipated debut of Southwest Diner (6803 Southwest Avenue; 314-260-7244), the discovery of the city's first Somali restaurant in quite some time and the arrival of three new food trucks. Closings included the popular Thai restaurant Land ... More >>
Driving down South Grand Boulevard not too long ago, I noticed that...something...was happening at 3445 South Grand, north of the intersection with Gravois Avenue. Without any fanfare or signage -- except, that is, for a No Smoking placard on the front door -- a restaurant appeared to have opened in ... More >>
The leading federal crime fighter in the St. Louis region has stepped down, KMOX reports. Special Agent in Charge Dennis L. Baker put in his last day on Friday, having reached the bureau's mandatory retirement age of 57. Baker took over the St. Louis Division in November of 2010 after his predeces ... More >>
You know about the drone airplanes used in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but did you know that the U.S. military also has drone helicopters? The Navy currently has several Fire Scout helicopters aboard its warships overseas and plans to soon add a total of 168 of the remote-controlled aircraf ... More >>
Yusuf and his accomplices were believed to be in contact with Aden Hashi Ayrow (above), the leader of al-Shabaab until his death in May 2008 from a missle attack.A man who immigrated to St. Louis from Somalia and worked as a driver for Express Airport Cab has been charged with funding a terrorist ... More >>
Image sourceThe Supreme Court shot America in the foot The timing of the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling that the Second Amendment prevents cities and states from enacting strict gun control laws couldn't be more ironic. The decision overturned Chicago's ban on handgun ownership the day after 26 peopl ... More >>
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10:25: Hello everybody! Have a seat10:26: It's good to be out of Washington and back in the Midwest! Yes. I love you, too!10:27: Obama gives shouts out to Senator Claire McCaskill, Governor Jay Nixon, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, State Auditor Susan Montee, and everyone at Fox High School. Th ... More >>
M/V Maersk Alabama Richard Phillips, on right.The crew of the M/V Maersk Alabama acted quickly to take control of key areas of the vessel after Somali pirates attacked on April 8, according to a crewmember's account obtained by the Village Voice. Read the full story over at the Village Voice.Read th ... More >>
The American cargo ship attacked by pirates yesterday is carrying food aid to Somalia, Kenya and Uganda. (Voice of America)Chimps trade meat for sex. (National Geographic)Flatulence leads to a stabbing in Texas. (AP)
Life in Africa during wartime
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Banished from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch a decade ago, Joseph Pulitzer IV lives in self-imposed exile in Wyoming. What went wrong?
Bosnian refugees found safe haven in St. Louis in the 1990s. Many are on the move again -- this time to the suburbs.
In the first battle of the Vietnam War, they were Soldiers and then some
Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.
Scott's Black Hawk Down pays grim, gritty homage to real-life warriors
Can Jennifer Joyce parlay a healthy campaign war chest and family connections into a Democratic nomination for St. Louis circuit attorney?
They fled war-torn nations and came to St. Louis. They pursued their passion for soccer at Soldan High -- and got a coach who didn't know the game. Then the real lessons began.
A new Somali restaurant shines against its industrial-wasteland backdrop