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Darrion Cockrell receives recognition from UMSL

2 days 4 hours ago
Darrion Cockrell was recently named an Exceptional UMSL Alumni. Since joining Crestwood Elementary in 2015, Cockrell, known as Mr. DC by the kids, has been committed to repaying the educational experiences that changed his life, and inspiring his students to…
St. Louis American staff

AKAs to host HBCU College Fair at Harris-Stowe

2 days 7 hours ago
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Omicron Theta Omega Chapter will host its annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Emerson Theater on the Harris-Stowe State University campus.
St. Louis American staff

JJK Foundation receives Illinois Arts Council grants

6 days 13 hours ago
The Illinois Arts Council Agency has awarded three grants totaling $26,900 to the Jackie Joyner Foundation, a center of community enrichment and youth development in the Metro East. The funds will serve to enhance and expand the foundation's visual arts,…
St. Louis American staff

Empowering St. Louis Public School teachers

6 days 22 hours ago
In 2020, Washington University in St. Louis joined St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) in a bold new experiment to turn around two of the district’s lowest performing elementary schools, Ashland Elementary in North St. Louis and Meramec Elementary in South…
Diane Toroian Keaggy | The Source

SLATE to host hospitality/culinary job fair

1 week 3 days ago
Hiring events When African American employment fell to an all-time low of 4.7% in April 2023, Black workers finding employment in the hospitality industry was a factor, according to the Labor Department.
St. Louis American staff

Homer G. Phillips Nurses Alumni celebrates 101st year

1 week 3 days ago
A federal trademark infringement lawsuit against developer Paul McKee, filed by the Homer G. Phillips Nurses Alumni Inc., challenging his use of the name Homer G. Phillips on a three-bed urgent care center on Jefferson Ave., is drawing closer to…
Alvin A. Reid | The St. Louis American

BGCSTL opens Center of Hope in Tower Grove

1 week 3 days ago
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) and Panda Cares decided to bear down and create the Center of Hope, a culinary and arts space at the Adams Park Club, 4317 Vista Ave. in Tower Grove.
St. Louis American staff

Fun activities for little reader this Saturday

1 week 5 days ago
St. Louis County Library will host the annual Little Readers Festival on Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Florissant Valley Branch (195 New Florissant Rd. S.) This free event will feature activities, shaved ice,…
St. Louis County Library

SLU’s Jesuit history tied to descendants of slaves

2 weeks ago
Members of the Descendants of the St. Louis University Enslaved (DSLUE) have launched a petition urging the university to atone for its use of enslaved ancestors by developing a memorial/monument on the university’s campus.
Ashley Winters | The St. Louis American