Black Inmates Begin 2021 With Uprising In Saint Louis Justice Center

By Huey Dessalines, Peoples Voice. -

Saint Louis, MO - It is a custom in the City of Saint Louis and other predominantly New Afrikan cities to welcome a new year by firing into the air. The coming of the New Year 2021 saw the most [...]

Missourians Did An End-Around Their Legislature To Expand Medicaid

By JP Keenan, Cristina Corujo, Jason Potere, and Meredith Deliso, ABC News. -

For almost a decade, advocates in Missouri have been lobbying their legislators to expand Medicaid coverage in the red state. Since the Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that the Medicaid expansion [...]

Protest Over Arrest Of Pregnant Woman Enters Seventh Day

By Justine Coleman, The Hill. -

A protest in front of City Hall in Kansas City over the arrest of a pregnant Black woman entered its seventh day on Thursday. Demonstrators have camped out in front of City Hall after videos [...]

Grand Jury Indicts Couple Who Pointed Guns At Protesters

By Celine Castronuovo, The Hill. -

A grand jury in St. Louis on Tuesday indicted Mark and Patricia McCloskey on counts of exhibiting a weapon and tampering with evidence four months after footage circulated showing the couple [...]

Officer Indicted After Beating Man On Dash Cam Video

By Andrew Emett, -

Caught on a police dash cam video repeatedly kicking a suspect who had already surrendered, a Missouri police officer was recently charged with one count of deprivation of rights under color of [...]

Missouri Unions Add 47,000 Members, Putting Total At A 15-Year High

By David Nicklaus, -

The defeat of a right-to-work law in 2018 seems to have given Missouri's unions a boost. Their membership grew by 46,000 last year, bucking a downward national trend. The increase boosted the [...]

Radioactive Waste Could Be Killing Residents In Missouri Community

By Austin Price, -

In Bridgeton, on the northern edge of St. Louis County, Missouri, a fire burns underground in a vast landfill, creeping closer and closer to a pile of radioactive waste from the World War II era [...]

Artists Call For Kemper Museum Of Contemporary Art To Drop Trustee Tied To $130 Million Lawsuit Over ICE Detainees

By Staff, -

Mariner Kemper, the CEO and chairman of the UMB Financial Corp (UMB Bank) and a trustee of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri—which was founded by his parents, R. [...]

How Missouri Beat “Right to Work”

By Nelson Lichtenstein, -

The most remarkable thing about last week’s rejection by Missouri voters of a right-to-work law enacted by the Republican-run state legislature was its magnitude. Not only did opponents crush the [...]

Republican Anti-Union Bill Goes Down In Flames In Missouri

By Matthew Chapman, -

On Tuesday night, voters in Missouri defeated Proposition A, a referendum which would have allowed a "right to work" law to go into effect in the state. This marked the first time a right to work [...]

Black Drivers 85% More Likely To Be Stopped By Police In Missouri Than White Drivers

By Lowenna Waters, -

Data released by the Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Friday showed that the disparity is at its worst since records began 18 years ago. Despite being less likely to be searched than [...]

310,567 Signatures Block ‘Right To Work’ In Missouri

By Judy Ancel, -

By Judy Ancel for Labor Notes - The results astounded everyone who thought they knew the Missouri labor movement: more than 300,000 signatures to repeal “right to work.” Thousands of union [...]

DOE Officially Marks SunShot’s $1 Per Watt Goal For Utility-Scale Solar

By Julia Pyper, -

By Julia Pyper for GTM - It's official. The solar industry has met the 2020 utility-scale solar cost target set by the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative -- three years early. The DOE's [...]

NAACP Issues First-Ever Travel Advisory For A State

By Ian Cummings, -

By Ian Cummings for Governing - NAACP officials say their recent travel advisory for Missouri is the first that the civil rights group has issued for any state. But the warning follows a recent [...]

History Has Good News For Today’s Student Protesters

By Lily Rothman, -

By Lily Rothman for The Times - In recent days, as protests over racial issues at the University of Missouri have resulted in the resignation of university president Tim Wolfe, and as thousands [...]

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