Umar Lee

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    PHOTOS: Police Thwart I-70 Blockade by Blocking I-70, Arrest 32 Ferguson Protesters

    Protesters attempting to block Interstate 70 were rebuffed yesterday by the combined forces of the St. Louis County Police Department, the Missouri Highway Patrol and a massive thunderstorm. Organized by St. Louis activists Eric Vickers and Anthony Shahid, the act of civil disobedience was meant t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Lyft vs. Taxis: St. Louis Alderman and Cabbie Debate St. Louis' Transportation Future

    With St. Louis potentially days away from allowing Uber to launch here legally, two of the men leading the dialogue about ridesharing in the Lou faced off debate-style at the Royale Monday night. Cheered on by a happily-buzzed crowd of about 30 people, Alderman Scott Ogilvie advocated for rideshari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Taxi Driver: Lyft is as Bad for St. Louis Workers as Walmart, Fast Food

    St. Louis' newest ride-sharing app Lyft may attract a distinctly hipster and "progressive" clientele, but its business model is as damaging to middle-class workers as big-box stores and fast food restaurants, says one St. Louis taxi driver. Umar Lee, who has been a cabbie for nearly ten years, penn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Fight Over Northside Community Garden Turns Political

    The urban farming trend that's sweeping the nation has turned ugly in North St. Louis, where local politicians are squabbling over the fate of a community garden. That's not what she intended, insists 21st Ward Committeewoman Audrey Larkin, when she helped start Northside Community Garden 15 weeks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    More Bill Jakob Capers

    In response to this week's feature, "Hornswoggled," RFT is hearing more stories about the fake cop and con man Bill Jakob. This morning the newspaper received an e-mail from a St. Louis cabbie named Umar Lee, who keeps a prolific blog and has posted an account there of his own run-ins with Jakob. Ap ... More >>

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    August 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 26, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Ian Froeb only wishes he could take a bite out of this dessert. Beavis and Butthead make an appearance on A to Z. Yes, but can he resist if Microsoft comes calling? Now that Centene Corporation ... More >>

  • News

    October 26, 2005


    Unreal culls the juicy bits from a $450 blogging workshop, learns that it's OK (even good) to talk about colorectal cancer and finds a very timely local blog. Plus: Anheuser-Busch is no longer accepting quarters!