Tag: racism

Missouri Senator Jamilah Nasheed writes letter to Sen. Durbin regarding racist radio station in Southern Illinois

Democrat Missouri state Senator Jamilah Nasheed wrote U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois a letter regarding a radio station in Southern Illinois that routinely uses racist and misogynistic slurs on air. Nasheed stated that radio personality Bob Romanik, who hosts the ‘Kool Killer Kountry’ (KKK) radio station on 1190 AM, regularly uses language calling African American’s racist nicknames, and regularly attacks people of different sexual orientation along with calling women “bitches” and “whores”. The Missouri senator’s […]

MLK’s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King, commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

The daughter of the late Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in front of a crowd on Tuesday in St. Charles commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and what the nation still has yet to do to help combat racism in America. Dr. Bernice A. King, the youngest child the civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, spoke at Ameristar Casino at an event hosted by Missouri Realtors to […]

Does the Missouri Capitol need ‘Racial Bias Training’?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After a Missouri General Assembly staffer allegedly made a racially offensive comment, overheard by the African-American staffer of Rep. Joshua Peters, Peters is calling for the Missouri House of Representatives to mandate “Unconscious Racial Bias Training” as part of chamber policy. “I have reported an incident involving racially offensive comments made by a staff member of the Missouri General Assembly,” Peters said. “It was done in the presence of my staff […]

Franks responds to protest, rap criticism

By Michael Layer St. Louis representative urges people to learn the context of stories before making quick judgments ST. LOUIS – After a week of so-called “cheap shots,” Rep. Bruce Franks spoke out against his treatment on an Overtime episode of This Week in Missouri Politics. Last Thursday, the Daily Caller, a conservative online news outlet founded by Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson, ran an article criticizing Franks. The article slammed the St. Louis representative […]

Greitens prepares National Guard to deploy to St. Louis, Franks calls Governor ‘unengaged’

By Michael Layer ST. LOUIS – Governor Eric Greitens announced in a press release Thursday afternoon he is ready to send the National Guard to St. Louis in preparation of the verdict of the case of Anthony Lamar Smith, who was killed by white police officer Jason Stockley. Stockley allegedly killed Smith from just six inches away and planted a gun in Smith’s car, according to a St. Louis prosecutor. The verdict is expected to […]