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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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Jul 27, 2016

@STLsherpa You might want to look at April Simpson's Facebook page. This entire Fox 2 thing is not going away.

Jul 27, 2016

@YourAnonNews Serious Q: if HRC loses, how well would Anonymous operate under an authoritarian Trump regime?

Jul 27, 2016

Trump asks Russians to hack HRC emails. Will Trump pass on his POTUS candidate intelligence briefings to Moscow?  http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/2016-conventions/donald-trump-s-plea-russian-hackers-roils-campaign-n618061 

Jul 27, 2016

Will apology save Bobby Hughes' job? A black anchor at Fox 2 was fired for a whole lot less. Rehire April Simpson.  https://twitter.com/chriskingstl/status/758307038069862400 

Jul 27, 2016

@deborah91473 @markasaxon @espn So he can suck in the 1st inning as opposed to the 9th?

Jul 27, 2016

@bpusczek75 Again, false equivalence. One is an ethically-challenged but well-meaning & accomplished Social Democrat. The other's a Fascist

Jul 27, 2016

RT @RegressedPDO: Pretty sure Trump's appeal to a foreign power to hack and expose US gov't secrets would be labeled treason if done by anyone else

Jul 27, 2016

@bpusczek75 There is no equivalence, excepting maybe in BizarroWorld, between HRC & a white nationalist proto-fascist. Zero.


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