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East St. Louis has had it tough. But here’s how one woman celebrates the good.
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:00:01 -0500

East St. Louis has had it tough. But here’s how one woman celebrates the good.Charmaine Savage wouldn’t want to start a conversation about herself with grim stereotypes of East St. Louis, Ill., her hometown. A once-prosperous manufacturing, rail, and shipping center, East St. Louis had a peak population of 80,000 around 1950. This town has nurtured African-American icons – from jazz great Miles Davis and singer Tina Turner, to Olympic track star Jackie Joyner-Kersee and renowned sports and race sociologist Harry Edwards, to former US Ambassador to the United Nations Donald McHenry.


Hoping American values will outshine the confusing Trump era, While the West focuses elsewhere, Africa should take advantage, Britain hopes to hedge its way out of ‘Brexit’, The world should awaken to Romanian corruption, Beware of bitcoin
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:00:02 -0500

Hoping American values will outshine the confusing Trump era, While the West focuses elsewhere, Africa should take advantage, Britain hopes to hedge its way out of ‘Brexit’, The world should awaken to Romanian corruption, Beware of bitcoin“In the era of Donald Trump, the world is confused about what America stands for and with whom it stands...,” states an editorial. “That is why people’s attitude [about the Feb. 7] visit to Jamaica by Rex Tillerson is so paradoxical.


Readers write: Hope for the future in St. Louis, politics in Peru, insightful review of ‘Paddington 2,' perspective on current events
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:00:01 -0500

Readers write: Hope for the future in St. Louis, politics in Peru, insightful review of ‘Paddington 2,' perspective on current eventsRegarding the Jan. 1 & 8 cover story, “Bridging black and white”: I posted this story on my Facebook page because I want everyone to read it. St. Louis, we care about you and all the residents. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?


The stark message behind Mueller indictment of 13 Russians
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:53:00 -0500

The stark message behind Mueller indictment of 13 RussiansSpecial counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted 13 Russians, and three Russian organizations, with meddling in the 2016 US election. The charges centered on the alleged use of social media to sow political discord, via inserting politically charged messages into the stream of American electronic discourse.



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