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Journalist (NBC, CNN, KTVI) author (4 books), talk host (KMOX, KIRO, KTRS), combat reporter (Middle East, Latin America, Africa), atheist, baseballist, Papa.

THE JACO REPORT: Blacks and gay marriage: on the wrong side of history - Jaco - Mobile Adv

stlamerican.com — 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.

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

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

THE JACO REPORT: Still fragmented by design - Jaco - Mobile Adv

stlamerican.com — 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

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.
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Aug 31, 2016

RT @libboomer: Add my name to the list of #VeteransForKaepernick. #NFL has been shoveling pseudo patriotism for years. It's bullshit!

Aug 31, 2016

RT @Green_Footballs: So Trump just lied right there to Peña Nieto’s face. Unreal. Well, actually all too real.  https://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/status/771114513336762368  @BraddJaffy

Aug 31, 2016

RT @NateSilver538: Clinton needs a strategy for targeting Johnson & Stein voters. They're clearly drawing more from her side of the ledger…

Aug 31, 2016

RT @20committee: It's cute that anybody thinks "deals" between the most unpopular human in Mexico & a gringo who's not yet POTUS have any m…

Aug 31, 2016

RT @GottaLaff: Many in media are falling for this, and it reminds me of W all over again. Doesn't drool? Success!  https://twitter.com/jonlovett/status/771086950090407937 

Aug 31, 2016

RT @jimantle: Mexico meeting also a warning for Clinton on debates: Trump can benefit from low expectations.

Aug 31, 2016

RT @joanwalsh: Yes, EPN stood there looking dumb as a turnip, and took Trump seriously.  https://twitter.com/jbarro/status/771085219382394880 

Aug 31, 2016

RT @DrJasonJohnson: This is a HUGE win for #Trump. #PenaNieto has been essentially neutered. His 23% approval rating is about to drop even…


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