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Journalist, author, recovering talk host and war correspondent, public speaker, occasional academic, newspaper columnist (how quaint).

THE JACO REPORT: Racism according to white people

stlamerican.com — 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

stlamerican.com — 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.

THE JACO REPORT: An American horror story

stlamerican.com — 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

stlamerican.com — 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

stlamerican.com — 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.

Saving St. Louis from the bottom up

stlamerican.com — 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.

STL’s white refugee syndrome

stlamerican.com — Caucasian St. Louisans are to white flight as Kenyan runners are to the Boston Marathon. Volumes have been written about the ability of white St. Louisans to empty out a region, or as a former colleague from Fox 2 once said, "Yeah, a black family moved in seven blocks away and my parents ended up in Ellisville."

Niece charged with murder in shooting death of aunt

fox2now.com — (KTVI) - Wendy Hill-Onkle helped raise money for families whose kids were going through cancer treatment. Now, Wendy has been murdered and those she touched are trying to raise money for her funeral. Wendy Hall-Onkle, 40, had five children. One of them, Alex, had a rare aggressive form of cancer.

Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge events will go on despite cold temps

fox2now.com — ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Despite the bitter cold, some 3,500 runners and bicyclists are expected on the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Saturday morning. The Run and Bike event is part of the opening ceremonies for this 1,500 foot $350-million bridge which opens to car and truck traffic on Sunday.

Proposed Missouri gun law about rural white rage

kplr11.com — ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Once again, the Missouri General Assembly's debating a law to nullify federal gun laws in Missouri. They've been warned by legal experts that the law would be unconstitutional since federal law trumps state law in constitutional matters. It doesn't matter.
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Mar 31, 2015

Financing for proposed NFL stadium downtown just got sketchier. m.stltoday.com/news/local/gov…

Mar 31, 2015

"We are among the most savage and brutal people on the face of the earth." StL through the eyes of @TheEveningWhirl. theguardian.com/media/2015/mar…

Mar 31, 2015

RT @dliebelson: BREAKING: Arkansas legislature passes controversial religious freedom bill that does same thing as Indiana's huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/31/ark…

Mar 31, 2015

RT @AntonioFrench: Adults killed, child injured in triple shooting kmov.com/story/28655513… This is the 9th child that has been shot in St. Louis this year.

Mar 31, 2015

RT @JeffSmithMO: Friend of a friend killed by cops last wk. He was @ work, unarmed; had warrant stemming from traffic ticket. Pls RT: pic.twitter.com/qQXYOuQFsN

Mar 31, 2015

RT @DJJonSTL: @charlesjaco1 would you retweet this for our mobile shower unit for the homeless ? Love to see you there @STTPSTL pic.twitter.com/9ifxc4h8X2

Mar 31, 2015

Does a read between the lines, & the headline quotation marks in story from @kytv, hint at motive? For one? Both? m.ky3.com/colleagues-of-…

Mar 30, 2015

RT @lucywillchange: Antisemitism in 2015: Missouri Is Shaken by Suicides of Republicans Tom Schweich and Spence Jackson m.theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Mar 30, 2015

Not the Onion, but almost as funny:"@JohnRiversToo:The Left mostly sees Gay Marriage as a useful weapon for the State to crush the Church."

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