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Mary Attyberry Polk passes at 91 | Obituaries  St. Louis American

Trailblazer, lifelong St. Louis citizen, educator, and community leader Mary Attyberry Polk passed away peacefully on Friday, March 1 at her apartment in the ...

Bomb threat called in at Sumner High School  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

ST. LOUIS - Tense moments at Sumner High School in north St. Louis after someone made a threat to the school Wednesday morning. According to police ...

Rhea M. Willis: 'each child is unique'  St. Louis American

Special education teacher Rhea M. Willis has spent her 31-year teaching career serving the needs of students in St. Louis County Special Education District and ...

Arthur Ashe bio describes his high school year in St. Louis

Area tennis enthusiasts who pick up a copy of “Arthur Ashe: A Life” will be pleased to find that author Raymond Arsenault devotes an entire chapter to the nine ...

Richmond Heights park recognizes tennis great Arthur Ashe and his Sumner High School coach  St. Louis American

(St. Louis Public Radio) - International tennis player Arthur Ashe and his coach Richard Hudlin, who both broke racial barriers in the sport, are getting their own ...

A 90-year-old tradition, homecoming is source of pride for St. Louis' first black high schools  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Rivals Sumner and Vashon high schools attract thousands for homecoming each year.

St. Louis police say substance thrown at Sumner students was 'concentrated acid'

ST. LOUIS • Police said Friday that the substance thrown at three Sumner High School students on Thursday was "a homemade mixture of concentrated acid.".

2 Sumner High students have chemical burns after classmate throws unknown substance in their faces

ST. LOUIS • Two students from Sumner High School have been sent to the hospital with chemical burns to their faces after a 16-year-old classmate threw an ...

A tale of two high schools: Sumner of yesterday is a world apart from the Sumner of today  The Salem News

Two schools with a lot of history behind them will take the field Friday night when Sumner High School, a St. Louis city school, visits Salem.

Sumner celebrates its past amid worries about the future

The school opened its doors in 1875 as the first public high school for black students west of the Mississippi River.

Shots fired outside football game at Sumner High School in St. Louis

A man was found with a gunshot wound about a mile and a half away; unclear if related to school incident.

In Loving Memory of Frances G. (White) Allen  St. Louis American

Frances G. (White) Allen, 64, passed Thursday, December 27, 2018. She leaves behind two children. Frances graduated from Sumner High school, UMSL and ...

Eight excellent awardees  St. Louis American

They are an assistant high school principal, a middle and high school science teacher, a high school band director, a high school English teacher, an advisor at ...

MOzarks Moments: Missourian was famous Tuskegee Airman | Opinion  Christian County Headliner News

There is a mural painted on the wall at Lambert Airport in St. Louis that depicts famed black aviators of the United States. One of those, Wendell Oliver Pruitt, was ...

Clean Sweep initiative returns to north St. Louis to focus on Greater Ville neighborhood

ST. LOUIS ( -- Just a few weeks ago Better Family Life's Clean Sweep was demolishing abandoned buildings in East St. Louis.

Vashon and Sumner Homecoming game | High Schools

The way the alumni tell it, the annual homecoming football game between Sumner and Vashon high schools has no rival.

AKAs honor founder at Sumner | Local News  St. Louis American

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. just completed its 84th Central Regional Conference in St. Louis April 5-8. The weekend of activities began with a cleanup of ...

Alumni Come Out In Droves To Support Sumner High  NPR

Sumner High School in St. Louis has been one of the premiere institutions of black education in the U.S. — producing famous alumni like Chuck Berry, Tina ...

In Loving Memory of Emily Bosley Brown | News  St. Louis American

Emily Bosley Brown passed peacefully at the age of 90 surrounded by her loving family. She was the third of eight children born to Preston T. and Alma J.

St. Louis teen gets life plus 30 years for murder of Sumner High football captain  SuburbanJournals

ST. LOUIS • A St. Louis teen has been sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years for shooting and killing the Sumner High School football captain in 2010.

In Loving Memory of Mr. Melvyn Augustus Harrington, Sr.  St. Louis American

April 6, 1937 – January 21, 2019. Melvyn graduated from Sumner High School and Washington University. He helped found Gateway National Bank and was ...

Sumner coach enters Hall of Fame | Local Sports  St. Louis American

One of the highlights of my 25 years of covering high schools sports in St. Louis was being able to cover the Sumner High football dynasty under the direction of.

Dick Gregory Live at Sumner | Living It  St. Louis American

“I told him, 'you need to come home,'” Dick Gregory's younger brother Ron said. “He told me, 'I've been to Harris-Stowe and Saint Louis University.' But I said ...

Sumner Alumni Drum Line doesn't miss a beat at Sunday's Annie Malone May Day Parade

Former high school musicians help set the beat for Sunday's celebration.

In Loving Memory of Erma Suggs Brooks | Obituaries  St. Louis American

FEBRUARY 26, 1932 – FEBRUARY 6, 2019. advertisement. Erma graduated from Sumner High School. She was the 1st African American to graduate with a ...

Murder charge dropped in shooting death of Sumner High student

Tyrell Davidson, 18, was set to go to trial next week.

Did St. Louis steal the 1904 Olympics from Chicago, and then botch the games?

ST. LOUIS – Organizers of the 1904 Olympic games wanted them in Chicago. Instead, they were in St. Louis with Francis Field at Washington University as the ...

Parents frustrated after SLPS baseball, softball programs reduced without notice

ST.LOUIS, Mo. ( St. Louis Public School parents say they were kept in the dark about the district's decision to scale back on their high school ...

Tribute concert Sunday for legendary Sumner music teacher Dr. Kenneth Brown Billups  St. Louis American

The A'Cappella Reunion Choir Concert , under the direction of Dr. Doris Jones Wilson, will lead a tribute to Dr. Kenneth Brown Billups at 4 p.m. Sunday, ...

K. Curtis Lyle to perform with J.D. Parran and George Sams  St. Louis American

Nu-Art Series will present poet K. Curtis Lyle, multi-reed master J.D. Parran and trumpeter/flugelhornist George Sams 8 p.m. Saturday, February 16 at St. Louis ...

AKA to host Central Regional Conference in STL April 5-8  St. Louis American

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will host its 84th Central Regional Conference (CRC) in St. Louis, April 5-8. The four-day gathering is expected to bring over ...

Normandy alum Chajuana Trawick teaches the business of fashion, built Early College Start dual credit program with alma mater  St. Louis American

An accomplished university professor, business owner and mentor, Chajuana Trawick has a simple motivation in her career.

In Loving Memory of Jean Leah Oliver Wright  St. Louis American

Jean Leah Oliver was born December 18, 1922 as the only child of Leroy and Ruth Edna Webster Oliver in Alton, Illinois. Her parents moved to The Ville in St.

Robberson: Arthur Ashe, Don Shirley and an unfinished journey through the South

Nestled in a park on the border between some of the richest and poorest neighborhoods in Dallas sits an obscure public tennis court. It would hardly be worth ...

St. Charles West 55, St. Charles 54 | St. Charles High School

St. Charles West's Trent Champagne (10) puts up a shot against St. Charles, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at St. Charles High School in St. Charles, Mo. Michael ...

Former Sumner High hoops great Marshall Rogers passes away  St. Louis American

Former Sumner High basketball star and NCAA scoring champion Marshall Rogers passed away last Thursday.

Sumner star made NBA, hit hard times

Marshall Rogers' short pro stint was followed by years of illness, loss of his legs before he died.

85 years ago • A groundbreaking moment creates a showcase hospital for black St. Louisans

ST. LOUIS • In 1923, city voters approved an ambitious building program that included $1.2 million for a new hospital for blacks. It would replace City Hospital No ...

Facing continued enrollment declines, St. Louis Public Schools will close two more schools

Cote Brilliante and Langston will join the list of about 16 St. Louis Public schools that have closed since 2008.

The secret to 'Mama' Moore's long reign over a sliver of St. Louis County  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

HILLSDALE • Way before the age of Donald Trump, Dorothy “Mama” Moore started ruling tiny Hillsdale with her own brazen political style. For starters, she ...

Ed Crenshaw dies; one of Missouri's top basketball coaches

At a time when whites and blacks didn't mingle on the basketball courts, Ed Crenshaw, who died Tuesday at age 78, was a star at Sumner High School.

Class 4 District 3 championship: MICDS 25, Hazelwood East 14 | Hazelwood East

MICDS' Graham Bundy Jr. (5) runs the ball in for a score during a Class 4 playoff game at SLUH on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at SLUH in St. Louis, Mo.

Impending closure of Beaumont High tells a larger story

When he started as a freshman, he didn't expect his senior year to start off this way: filing into a 2,250-seat auditorium for the back-to-school assembly, with no ...

Illinois Class 7A quarterfinal:Mount Carmel 29, East St. Louis 19

East St. Louis running back Treven Swingler (10) breaks a tackle against Mt.Carmel's Daniel Morales (21) in a 7A quarterfinal state playoff game at Gatley ...

Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, St. Louis-born and bred, dies at 84  KBIA

Updated Aug. 25 with "St. Louis on the Air" audio — An excerpt of a conversation with Dick Gregory from Jan. 2003.Original story from Aug. 20:As.

Photo of MLK taken in STL never before seen by the public  KSDK

With fame comes photographs. Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most photographed men in the world. While some of the photos have ...

Lutheran North football team issues the 'Buckle Up Phone Down' challenge

Head Coach Carl Reed and the Lutheran North Crusaders have taken on MoDOT's “Buckle Up Phone Down” pledge. They are challenging Hazelwood Central, ...

Legends of Winter Classic championship: Cardinal Ritter 58, Soldan 55

Luther Burden of Cardinal Ritter goes up for a shot against Elijah Bishop of Soldan in the Legends of Winter Classic championship on Sunday, December 30, ...

Service sorority’s founder and mission celebrated in St. Louis this weekend  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO- About three thousand women, members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority are in St. Louis this weekend for the organization's 84th Regional ...

Word warrior: Shirley LeFlore brings 50 years of performance as new St. Louis poet laureate

Shirley LeFlore enjoys a moment with the Rev. Perry Moore and her youngest granddaughter Bella Grace Ituen, 5, after LeFlore was named St. Louis' poet ...

North and South side neighborhoods 'unite for change'  St. Louis American

By studying what other neighborhoods do and then modeling the attributes that you think are important or could help your neighborhood is a valuable resource ...

Jury convicts teen in fatal shooting of St. Louis high school football player

Rahmel McNeil was the captain of Sumner High School's football team.

Eternally St. Louis: Final resting places of local legends

St. Louisans like to claim famous St. Louisans, but they don't always choose St. Louis as their place of eternal rest. Writer Eugene Field is buried outside of ...

In Loving Memory of: Oliver Johnson | Obituaries  St. Louis American

Oliver Johnson was born on February 14, 1930 in Memphis, TN to Ollie and Eula Bea Johnson. He was the first of two children. His sister, Ouida, was born two.

Should the Annie Malone parade return to north St. Louis?

Some want to return to the old days when the parade route went through residential north St. Louis instead of downtown.

The Segregated Black Schools That Dominated in Science  OZY

Two Jim Crow-era schools in Kansas City were high achievers despite segregation.

For African-Americans in St. Louis, a long march for justice

Over the years, African-Americans have organized to protest for jobs and equality in public places — all within the lifetimes of some of the mourners at the ...

In the forgotten neighborhoods of St. Louis, residents cling to hope as cleanup efforts sprout  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS • Talk about moving is common in this part of town, broadly called the north side. For Sylvester Clark, who has lived in his Hamilton Heights home ...

9 classical musicians from STL making it big nationally

St. Louis is known for punching above its weight when it comes to classical music, with one of the world's great orchestras in the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, ...

Verify: Did St. Louis really botch the 1904 Olympics?  KSDK

Many historians say St. Louis mismanaged the first modern Olympics on U.S. soil. But what really happened?

North St. Louis house changed civil rights history

Prior to 1948, blacks in St. Louis and throughout the U.S. could rent property, but racial covenants often prevented African Americans from buying real estate.

Miller Career tops Gateway STEM for PHL title

As Gateway STEM defensive back C.J. Perkins laid unmoving on the turf, fans unaware of the situation behind the Miller Career Academy sideline were still ...

Arthur Ashe memorial coming to St. Louis home where he lived, trained

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis helped launch his barrier-breaking career. And now, Arthur Ashe will have a lasting legacy right here in town, as the tennis great ...

St. Louisans, family gather to say goodbye to Chuck Berry  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Inside the Pageant concert hall Sunday, friends and family passed by Chuck Berry's open casket to say a final farewell. A private *service* followed.

Ritenour: Mann McGruder

Academic rank • 40 of 440. Sports • Football, track. Academic bio • Honor roll, four years. Athletic bio • Football: 2016 second-team all-conference and ...

Gregory Glore joins Gateway Center for Giving Board  St. Louis American

Gregory Glore joined the Board of Directors for the Gateway Center for Giving, a philanthropic membership organization that helps grantmakers to connect, learn ...

Betty McNeal Wheeler dies; founder of Metro High School

Betty McNeal Wheeler, who founded a high school that became one of the best in the country in a humble five-room Quonset hut in St. Louis, died Thursday ...

Washing machines to help improve attendance at St. Louis public schools  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

ST. LOUIS - Turns out clean clothes can lead to more crowded classes. The St. Louis Public School District is using washing machines to combat attendance ...

Troy falls just short while Hillsboro slams way to group title at Leadoff Classic

TROY, MO. • The Troy softball team ran out of time Saturday.

Family, friends remember man shot to death at St. Louis bus stop

ST. LOUIS • Natasha Brown and about 100 family and friends gathered at a bus stop in the 3700 block of St. Louis Avenue to remember her cousin who was ...

Prosecutors say Missouri mom asked relatives to kill witnesses in son’s murder trial

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office has filed charges against five people in connection with a conspiracy to kill key witnesses for a woman's son ...

Friends remember educator, mentor, 'Miss Ida' Goodwin Woolfolk

UPDATED at 4 p.m. Saturday with information on services. David Steward first encountered Ida Goodwin Woolfolk at an Annie Malone May Day Parade nearly ...

Catching up with diva Grace Bumbry

The St. Louis native returns to share her art with young singers.

In Loving Memory of Anna Mae Sampson | Obituaries  St. Louis American

Anna Mae Sampson, age 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, surrounded by her loving family.

CBC: Luke Carey

Academic rank • 3 of 225. Sports • Football, water polo. Academic bio • Student of the semester; academic all-state football; Bright Flight Scholar; Mu Alpha Theta ...

High lead levels found in drinking fountains at some St. Louis schools  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Preliminary results from tests conducted this summer have revealed lead contamination in water found in a number of buildings throughout St. Louis Public ...

In Loving Memory of Farrell Chatwell, Sr. | Obituaries  St. Louis American

Farrell Chatwell, Sr. was the second of nine children born to Jennie Ewing Chatwell and Wilbur Chatwell. Born on July 13, 1916, in Saint Louis, Missouri, he was ...

Teen shot and killed while waiting for school bus

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A 16-year-old Sumner High School student was chased down and shot to death while on his way to school Tuesday morning. James ...

Young Readers Have New Book For #1 In Civil Rights Exhibit  KSDK

A new book "Standing Up For Civil Rights in St. Louis" is geared for third- to sixth-grade students and was recently published in coordination with the exhibit.

Emmy award winning actor and St. Louis native Robert Guillaume passes at 89  St. Louis American

Actor, singer and St. Louis native Robert Guillaume could deliver a look or a line that would spark instantaneous laughter. His impeccable comedic timing ...

'A life well-lived:' Dick Gregory passes at 84  St. Louis American

When speaking about his father on behalf of the family, Dick Gregory's son Yohance Maqubela almost didn't know where to begin.

How a St. Louis neighborhood called the Ville helped define Chuck Berry's art  Los Angeles Times

Chuck Berry was to St. Louis what Prince was to Minneapolis, what Elvis was to Memphis and what Sinatra was to New Jersey: Its citizens didn't agree on much, ...

St. Louis mourns the loss of community leader Ida Woolfolk  St. Louis American

The St. Louis region lost a treasure – one of its most brightly polished gems – with the sudden death of Ida Woolfolk on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. She was.

Honoring Washington Park Cemetery | Black History  St. Louis American

The Sheldon Art Galleries presents “Higher Ground: Honoring Washington Park Cemetery, Its People and Place,” an unprecedented multimedia exhibition, ... |

Read the latest St. Louis high school sports, high school athlete stats, high school schedules, recruiting news, photos and video from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ...

10 things you probably didn’t know about St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - How much do you know about the Gateway to the West. Here are 10 things you may not have learned in high school. I can't believe it's ...

Painter of the people: Chris Green is beautifying North City, one abandoned building at a time  St. Louis American

St. Louis is often described in the black community as a “city of haters” that does not properly recognize and reward its own, but local artist Chris Green is not.

Dozens of new apartments planned for the Ville

A $7.1 million project to build 43 apartments is planned in the north St. Louis neighborhood of the Ville, a sizeable project in an area of the city that has suffered ...

David Peaston passes | Local News  St. Louis American

“And this is amateur night. I'd hate to see it when the pros show up,” Bill Cosby said of David Peaston at the legendary Apollo Theatre following one of the St.

Dick Gregory is still commenting on hard truths in new book

When comedian and social activist Dick Gregory died in August at age 84, he left behind a widow, 10 offspring — and the manuscript of “Defining Moments in ...

School Shootings Rare in Missouri, but Prevention Ideas Abound  KOMU-TV

COLUMBIA - State records show weapons offenses at schools are rare, but several lawmakers have filed bills meant to prevent another school shooting.

Annie Malone turns 125 | Black History  St. Louis American

Many St. Louisans may connect the name Annie Malone with a springtime parade that bears her name but not know about the children's home named after her ...

Gateway STEM: Antonio Cunningham

Academic rank • 40 of 259. Sports • Football. Academic bio • Honor roll; St. Louis Public Schools Scholar Athlete award. Athletic bio • Public High League ...

Dave S. Cunningham, Jr. A community giant passes on  Lasentinel

David S. Cunningham, Jr. (Dave), was born on June 24, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois, the second of three children, to David, Sr., and Eula Mae (Lawson) ...

Washington U. kicks off college prep program

University attempts to stem the tide of high-achieving, low-income students who don't finish college.

St. Louis man sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for 2010 drug robbery-murder

ST. LOUIS • A St. Louis man was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in federal prison after admitting his part in a 2010 murder during a drug robbery.

Festus puts inexperience aside to sweep Class 3 team titles

The Festus High boys cross country team probably didn't need any more motivation Saturday — but it got some anyway at Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City.

St. Louis teen who lost eye in shooting holds clear visions of future

Homecoming dance is chance for St. Louis teen who lost eye in shooting to celebrate survival, future.

'The Great White Hype' will become racial reality this summer  St. Louis American

Get ready, America. Get ready for a summer filled with more partisan bickering, more divisiveness and more racial bitterness. Washington, D.C. will give us our ...

Bayless Bronchos vs. Lincoln College Prep Tigers

What: Class 2 boys soccer state semifinal. When, where: 2 p.m. Friday, Soccer Park, Fenton. Records, rankings: Bayless, 21-4-2, No.

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