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Journalist (NBC News, CNN, KTVI) author, recovering talk host (KMOX, KIRO, KTRS), fmr. combat correspondent, public speaker, occasional academic, columnist.

THE JACO REPORT: Blacks and gay marriage: on the wrong side of history - Jaco - Mobile Adv — Missouri and St. Louis have a long tradition of being on the wrong side of history, from slavery, Dred Scott and a star on the Confederate flag to restrictive housing covenants, the reward offered by a South Side white supremacist for the murder of Martin Luther King Jr.
May 01, 2015

Why blacks tend to be on the wrong side of history on same-sex marriage. Latest column for @StLouisAmerican.…

THE JACO REPORT: Food stamps and Fascism in Missouri - Jaco - Mobile Adv

Apr 16, 2015

When fascism comes to America, it'll look something like MO. State Rep. @rickbrattin. My latest for @stlouisamerican.…

Apr 17, 2015

Why is MO. cutting all welfare benefits? The war on "the undeserving poor".…

Apr 18, 2015

RT @CIMAGES: THE JACO REPORT: Food stamps and Fascism in Missouri - Jaco - Mobile Adv… via @tweetmeme

THE JACO REPORT: County to city: get lost - Jaco - Mobile Adv

Apr 09, 2015

StL County Exec Steve Stenger tells City to get lost, may slash County $ for Metro. My latest in @StLouisAmerican…

Apr 09, 2015

St. Louis area's drift to irrelevance continues MT @charlesjaco1 County Exec Steve Stenger tells City to get lost…

Apr 09, 2015

RT @YaelTAbouhalkah: St. Louis area's drift to irrelevance continues MT @charlesjaco1 County Exec Steve Stenger tells City to get lost…

THE JACO REPORT: Still fragmented by design - Jaco - Mobile Adv — The April 7 municipal elections are the first since Ferguson became a world-wide synonym for racism and violence, but this is St. Louis, where the unofficial motto should be "Fuit Semper Hoc Modo," fractured Latin for "It's Always Been This Way." We like things just the way they are, and the April 7 ballots are proof.

THE JACO REPORT: Racism according to white people — If a diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell so that you actually look forward to the trip, white St. Louis must be the State Department. Maybe it's our passive-aggressive nature, or maybe we were raised to be excruciatingly polite, but we'll never tell you your dog is ugly; we'll just say it's "interesting."

THE JACO REPORT: When black people don’t vote - Jaco - Mobile Adv — Grandpa Boxx always voted, even though he had to pay a poll tax of anywhere from three to six dollars to cast a ballot. Some years the crops were flush and he had the cash, some years he had to work on a county road crew at the legally mandated rate of 15 cents an hour until he earned the poll tax fee.
Mar 19, 2015

Expect big changes in the post-Ferguson April 7 elections? Maybe not so much. My latest in @StLouisAmerican.…

Mar 19, 2015

I appreciate @charlesjaco1 as a voice who has been in the enemy camp, paid attention and tells all candidly.…

Mar 20, 2015

Overlooked: Ferguson Spring Break's much-hyped voter registration drive a huge flop. So when Blacks don't vote...…

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THE JACO REPORT: An American horror story — The federal report on Ferguson's gleefully racist police department and court system, and the "hey-this-is-just-business-as-usual" reaction from many area officials, confirmed that St. Louis, like the United States, is divided among people who say that the entire system is soaked through with institutional racism, and others who think that black people are social and moral failures, lacking both self-control and personal responsibility.

THE JACO REPORT: Slow motion suicide in St. Louis - Jaco - Mobile Adv — Violent crime in the St. Louis area, which is to say mostly blacks assaulting and killing other blacks, is a Klansman's fantasy: if your enemy is committing suicide, don't interfere. Better Family Life's James Clark knows this, and has often said that black folks have done more harm to themselves in the past few decades with guns and violence than white supremacists did during all of Jim Crow.

How market share influences the way the local news covers race - Jaco - Mobile Adv — This could be problematic, given that 49 percent of Spartanburg's population is black, and Neilson research shows blacks watch 37 percent more TV - two hours a day more - than whites. But here in St.
Feb 26, 2015

How catering to a white conservative audience skews StL broadcasters' race coverage. New column in @StLouisAmerican.…

Feb 26, 2015

RT @chriskingstl: How market share influences the way local news covers race: @charlesjaco1 column for @StLouisAmerican ->…

Feb 27, 2015

RT @cjayconrod: Amazingly honest piece by @charlesjaco1. I wish more journalist were this courageous.…

Saving St. Louis from the bottom up — St. Louis also has an obvious upside, most of it due to institutions put in place generations ago. We have museums and cultural institutions free and open to all, fascinating 19th century architecture (even in abandoned neighborhoods), one of the world's great symphony orchestras, a tradition in American music stretching from Scott Joplin to Miles Davis to Chuck Berry, a nationally recognized culinary scene and a comparatively low cost of living that's the envy of Boston and San Fran.
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Oct 08, 2015

Nice piece by @mattfutterman in WSJ: #'s show StL fans = Cards players better than w/previous or subsequent teams…

Oct 08, 2015

The Stolen Algorithms beat the Royals, meaning visiting team has won every playoff game so far.

Oct 08, 2015

"Rage and chaos". Why the GOP may no longer function as a national party.…

Oct 08, 2015

Ted Nugent says unarmed shooting victims are "...losers." Any reason places like @KSHE95 still play this clown?…

Oct 08, 2015

RT @elisacrouch: Enrollment losses always troubling for St. Louis Public Schools. Greatest drops this time are in early grades, even more problematic. #SLPS

Oct 08, 2015

Ben Carson's "I faced a gunman in a chicken joint" story is,…

Oct 08, 2015

RT @tchop_stl: Of the 1500 students who left St. Louis Public schools this year.…

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