Tag: Michael Brown

STL County Council to discuss McCulloch’s pension once again

During Tuesday night’s St. Louis County Council meeting council members approved Councilmember Hazel Erby’s substitute bill which would roll back the previously agreed upon county pension plan. The substitute bill would offer the same reduction in St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch benefits under the county’s retirement plan which was approved by the council in 2009. Even though the bill was approved, St. Louis County Councilmembers still have to vote on the legislation at […]

Tensions rising as protesters march through downtown St. Louis

The streets of downtown St. Louis on Friday were full of protestors and St. Louis area police officers trying to keep the peace. Tensions between the two were tested as multiple protestors were pepper sprayed when they tried to block police vehicles and officers on bicycles. Some protestors were handing out food and bottled water to help keep other marchers hydrated but some in the crowd used the bottled water as projectiles against police armed […]

Ferguson 1000 to host 6th hiring event weekend at Florissant Valley Community College

A rallying cry for economic and social change from Ms. Lezley McSpadden, the mother of slain 18-year-old Mike Brown Jr. On August 9th, 2014 was heard loud and clear from GOP 2012 Governor candidate and businessman, Dave Spence and Economic advisor Dr. E. Lance McCarthy. Both men saw the need to bring about a change not just for Ferguson but for the entire region of St. Louis. Thus Ferguson 1000 was created to produce 1000 […]

Dellwood: A city on the move

As we embark on the three year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown Jr., we know that communities, families, protesters and the media have all been impacted by the death of this young African American male. Much has been said about the City of Ferguson and the civil unrest that took place in 2014. However, little has been mentioned about the real impact that the civil rest has had on other surrounding municipalities, such […]