4-25-2017: Judge orders University City to apologize, pay lawyer fees of resident barred from meetings
4-24-2017: Lawsuit threatened against AT&T over slow Internet speeds in low-income Cleveland neighborhoods
4-22-2017: New St. Louis mayor on her to-do list, political foes and getting 're-married' to the county
4-21-2017: Kinloch officials ordered to St. Louis County court to answer for alleged illegal traffic ticket
4-13-2017: United Way report finds 43 percent of St. Louis-area households can’t meet basic living expenses
Editorial note: See our related, "Free Money for College" page.
4-13-2017: Black Lives Matter release video of police 'dragging man from his car and kicking him in the face'
Editorial note: See our recent post, “We’re Coming for You”: Is There a Hidden Agenda to the Florida Sheriff’s Anti-Drug Message?
Editorial note: See our related, "Educational Oppression" page.
4-12-2017: St. Louis suing NFL over Rams' relocation
4-12-2017: DeVos Undoes Obama Student Loan Protections
Editorial note: See our related "protester rights" page
Editorial note: Again, it's amazing the number of suspects that point a gun at police without firing but end up getting shot by the police. Some of these officers must be really quick on the draw; they can draw their weapons so quickly, aim and shoot before the suspect can get off a single shot. See our related gun law in Missouri page.
4-8-2017: New York Adopts Free Tuition
Editorial note: For example, imagine that instead of the U.S. firing missiles because of the 70+ deaths from chemical weapons, some other country fired missiles at the U.S. for the 169 police killings of unarmed people in 2016 or the 234 killings of unarmed people in 2015. In September 2016, aUnited Nations' group warned that the United States has not confronted its legacy of “racial terrorism,” and owes African-Americans reparations.
Editorial note: Three weeks before Trump took the oath of office we published, "Billionaire President Equals Massiver Military Industrial Complex Profits" which predicted increased military spending, because nothing is more profitable than armed conflict. According to the artcle, each Tomahawk missile cost $569,000 in 1999 dollars or $832,000 dollars today, however other sources list the cost as high as $1.59 million each. Using the lower $832,000 figure, the missile cost alone was over $49 million. Some have suggested the 2013 and recent chemical attacks were false flags, even Trump's first national security adviser, General Michael T. Flynn could not rule out that possibility.
Editorial note: Mass incarceration of African-Americans benefits corporations and employees running and investing in private prisons just as plantation owners and their overseers benefited from slavery. Prisons are usually located in rural mostly white communities and those populations have a vested interest in continued incarcerations. Racism provides real economic benefits. Don't allow yourself to be fooled by propaganda designed to make you support ideas, candidates, policy or systems that work against your best interest.
4-6-2017: Corrupt Metro East official gets 5 years for stealing from impoverished East St. Louis township
Editorial note: Black officials seem to be disproportionately charged with and sentenced with corruption. Even with St. Louis' long history of corruption, white officials such as the recorder of deeds gets a pass while black officials get prosecuted.
Editorial note: See our related post, "Woman whose accusation led to lynching of Emmett Till Admits she lied"
4-5-2017: Minority Neighborhoods Pay Higher Car Insurance Premiums Than White Areas With the Same Risk
Note: Analysis of premiums and payouts in California, Illinois, Texas and Missouri shows that some major insurers charge minority neighborhoods as much as 30 percent more than other areas with similar accident costs.
Editorial note: Now the City of St. Louis can obtain body cameras for police even though voters rejected eliminating the recorder of deeds office. Hopefully, Axon or some other company will create a system where the cameras come on automatically when a taser or gun is removed from the holster.
Editorial note: Black and brown students will be disproportionately effected negatively. Under the proposal, all Chicago Public School students starting with this year’s freshman class would have to show an acceptance letter to a four-year university, a community college, a trade school or apprenticeship, an internship, or a branch of the armed services in order to receive their high school diploma. Black and brown students who can't secure an acceptance letter will either be forced into the military or stigmatized by not getting the high school diploma they earned. Every Democrat is not your friend!
Editorial note: Last year, I boycotted Pepsi and other companies because of their silence concerning the killing of unarmed black people. The Jenner commercial, although off the mark, seemed to indicate a baby step in the direction of at least being aware issues exist.
4-4-2017: Fifty Years After King’s Famous Anti-War Speech, America Is Again Debating Guns Versus Butter
Editorial note: See related: "Billionaire President Equals Massiver Military Industrial Complex Profits," "War is a Racket," and "Martin Luther King Jr. vs. Donald Trump"
4-4-2017: 220 Cities Losing All Passenger Train Service per Trump Elimination of all Federal Funding for Amtrak’s National Network Trains
Editorial note: As we have pointed out, African-Americans do not enjoy the same gun rights as white gun owners; that evidentially applies to other non-white citizens as well..
Editorial note: Racial bias in media is commonplace. People who are racist are often sexist, and vice versa, so the fact that Fox is under fire for both is not surprising.
4-4-2017: Parents of white supremacist accused of murdering black man in New York refuse to pay his legal fees
Note: Police say James Jackson admitted to travelling to New York City with the sole purpose of killing black people and is now on trial for murder
Editorial note: FDR once said "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." – Chapter 1, "None Dare Call It Conspiracy".
Editorial note: Welcome news for heroine dealers. Since 90% of heroin addicts are white, white communities should prepare for increased turf competition from drug dealers.
Editorial note: See our related post, "St. Louis – A Heartless City"
Editorial note: The government declared war against black people, while the real "drug dealers" induced doctor to over prescribe opiods making millions of Americans addicted.
4-1-2017: About Missouri’s Charter School Program
Editorial note: See our post, "The Hidden Racism of Charter Schools"
Editorial note: See our "Gun Law in Missouri" page.