By Erika Whitfield The future is Black. Being Black is everything. If we want to experience the limitlessness of what is possible in this world, we have to embrace Afro-futurism. The long-awaited Black Panther sequel is yet another reminder of why representation is vital to our existence. It’s the intersection between truth and imagination […]
We were pleased and proud to learn that Before Ferguson Beyond Ferguson’s report on regional health disparities in the time of the pandemic won a first place “best reporting award” in the 2021 national Catholic Press Award competition. The story also won three second place awards for best feature article – racial inequities; best writing – […]
Stories from Before Ferguson Beyond Ferguson, our nonprofit racial equity storytelling project, won three St. Louis Press Club awards for commentary (Grace Hu); feature writing (Denise Hollinshed), and in-depth reporting (about 20 of us who worked on the 63106 project.). Thanks to the Pulitzer Center for supporting the work throughout with grants. The Press Club […]
When I stepped off the bus in a town called Montecarlo in Argentina, I knew I was totally out of my element. But I was more than happy to be there.
Having access and the ability to afford healthy food is a right that everyone deserves. We have to eat to live.
In a refreshing, candid and inspirational memoir, Randy Sanderson tells how he rose from humble beginnings in north St. Louis to become a pioneering executive, entrepreneur, and community leader Randy Sanderson calls himself The Only. Born and raised in north St Louis, he climbed the corporate ladder at two Fortune 500 companies and went on […]
In a country where police killings of unarmed Black citizens is a recurring real life nightmare, reciting empty words for the sake of routine was not how I wanted to start my day.
Joyce Elliott saw her faith tested before becoming the first female minister at Illinois’ oldest African-American church.