Much has changed in the 50 years since then. African Americans in St. Louis and across the nation hold many positions of authority and power, among them, President Barack Obama. Yet many challenges remain. The Beacon, through the Public Insight Network...
The largest professional African-American theater company in the United States is looking for a new home now that the Grand Center organization has sold the Grandel Theater. PIN sources explain what the company means to them and offer suggestions of wh...
St. Louis' proud history with soccer dates back to its start at Grand Avenue Baseball Park on May 28, 1875. With St. Louis hosting matches featuring Man City, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan, PIN sources share what soccer means to them.
Much is unknown about the Black Rep’s future after losing its Grandel Theater home at the close of the troupe’s 36th year. But one thing’s for certain, according to Black Rep founder Ron Himes. “We will have a 37th season,” Himes said. PIN sources, including Boeing engineer Kira Van Niel, shared with the Beacon just what the Black Rep means to them.
With schools opening in the area as early as this week, some questions about the school transfer program remain unanswered. One is how many students will transfer from the unaccredited Normandy and Riverview Gardens districts? PIN source Zelma McKenney...
The case of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin sparked intense discussion about race, profiling and the use of guns. The Beacon asked a number of people — including Public Insight Network sources — what the case means to them and how the state and nation should move forward.
Reactions have been heartfelt and sometimes heated to student transfer plans by the Normandy and Riverview Gardens school districts. Here are some observations from residents, educators and others — all PIN sources.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has a simple question to people trying to draw complicated conclusions from Macy’s impending departure from downtown St. Louis: When was the last time you shopped there. PIN sources weigh in on this report and share their insight about what's up in downtown St. Louis.
When an obese patient walks into a doctor's office, the physician isn't likely to talk about weight unless it's the reason for the visit. That attitude might change now that the American Medical Association has classified obesity as a disease. But not everyone believes obesity should be elevated to disease status. Take PIN source Joy Weese Moll, who shares her insight on why she’s not ready to embrace the AMA’s new position that obesity is a disease.
Few parents can imagine being accused of kidnapping your own children. But it happened to PIN source Shari LeKane-Yentumi of University City. LeKane-Yentumi shared her insight with the Beacon as reporter Nancy Fowler wrote about “Soy Yo! (I Am Me!) An Afro-Latina Suite,” a play that zeroes in on the issues around a specific ethnic mix: Latino and African-American.