St. Louis

Kehinde Wiley. Painting of Black person in red shirt and black hat next to Black man in grey shirt with red Nike logo and text spelling "JUST DO IT" holding each other's hand and surrounded by red and yellow and green flowers

Kehinde Wiley's New Exhibit Confronts Art's Erasure of Black Humanity

The painter didn’t see many portraits of Black subjects on the walls of the St. Louis Art Museum. So he put them there.

Wesley Bell. Black man smiles and points at his "I voted" sticker.

It's a Celebration As Voters Oust Prosecutor Who Freed Michael Brown's Killer

Ferguson City Council member Wesley Bell successfully challenged St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Bob McCulloch, as organizers and voters shout #ByeBob.

Protestors; Black man holds sign that says, "Stop killing us."

READ: Attorney Advocate in St. Louis Asks When Her City Will Begin to Value Black Lives

Nicole D. Nelson: “All of this is exhausting. The insensitivity. The mockery of real struggle and pain. The disregard. The arrogance.”

White man in orange t-shirt in front of brown background

St. Louis Ex-Cop Acquitted on Murder Charges After Killing Black Man

Jason Stockley will not face punishment for fatally shooting Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011.

Orange flag says, "Living wage now."

REPORT: Predominantly White State Legislatures Are Blocking Laws That Benefit Black Workers

“State interference in city minimum wage laws stems from a larger Jim Crow legacy of blocking economic policies that primarily benefit communities of color.”

Sign reads: "Living wage now."

GOP Missouri Legislators Roll Back St. Louis' Minimum Wage to $7.70

Activists: “Companies can either snatch back our raise and take food out of the mouths of children, or they can do the right thing by honoring the St. Louis wage increase and paying us at least $10 an hour.”

grainy video of policemen in blue uniforms near silver car and white police SUV

New Video Suggests Cop Intentionally Killed Black Man, Planted Gun

Former officer Jason Stockley faces first-degree murder charges for his role in the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith.

White man wearing glasses with camera

STUDY: Police Body Cameras in Danger of Being Used as 'Instruments of Injustice'

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights examined body-worn camera policies in 50 municipalities. It was not impressed.

Alva Braziel in blue shirt; Delrawn Small in grey shirt holding child in orange shirt

New Videos Suggest Possible Alternate Narratives in Deaths of Alva Braziel and Delrawn Small

The videos seem to show that Braziel and Small—two of the latest Black men to die from police gunshots—were less of a threat to officers than previously reported.

Black teenager wearing teal shirt looks directly at camera

No Indictment for St. Louis Officers Who Killed Mansur Ball-Bey

The prosecutor says there wasn’t enough evidence to prove the shooting was not in self defense.

Racial Justice Org Condemns St. Louis Officials for Not Indicting Killer Cops

Organization for Black Struggle regarding the death of Kajieme Powell at the hands of St. Louis police: “Police authorities should not be the community’s only resource when mental and social service crisis happen.”

7th St. Louis Church Burns, Officials Say It's Arson

This church, located in a predominantly African-American neighborhood, is the seventh in the St. Louis area to fall victim to arson in just two weeks.

Someone is Burning Predominantly Black Churches in St. Louis

The church burnings echo a string of similar burnings across the South this summer. 

ICYMI: Paramedic Says Pine Lawn Jailers and Police Wouldn't Release Sick Inmate to ER

In the case of Bernard Scott, who was jailed for a series of minor traffic offenses, prison officers at Missouri’s Pine Lawn Jail wouldn’t release him to an ER. Scott eventually fell into a coma, and officials said that he tried to commit suicide, but he lived.  

Autopsy Results Cast Doubt on St. Louis Officers’ Story in Mansur Ball-Bey Shooting

St. Louis circuit attorney opens independent investigation into the police-involved shooting.

New Ferguson Judge Throws Out Warrants Issued by ‘Constitutionally Deficient’ Court

Ahead of new legislation that will revamp municipal courts systems all over Missouri, Ferguson’s head judge withdraws arrest warrants for nearly 10,000 people.

ICYMI: Killer Mike on Ferguson: 'Riots Work'

Killer Mike and his Run the Jewels Bandmate El-P spoke to the BBC about the anniversary of Michael Brown’s killing, performing in St. Louis when the verdict to not convict Officer Wilson came down, and the history of riots as political strategy in America

Ferguson's Tef Poe Drops a Powerful 'War Cry' [AUDIO]

In a NSFW new song, the St. Louis native blasts Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

How Residential Segregation Still Divides St. Louis

Private prejudices and public policy made Ferguson, Richard Rothstein says.

Turmoil in St. Louis After Police Kill Vonderrit Meyers Jr. 18

Scenes from yet another St. Louis police shooting of a young black man.