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Sumner Football — The Greatest Program In St. Louis History — Might Get Sacked  St. Louis Public Radio

Tory Russell has been roaming the halls and cafeteria of Sumner High School in a maroon Bulldogs hoodie, a laptop open in his hands. He has one question.

In Loving Memory of Jeanne Freeman Gore | Obituaries  St. Louis American

Jeanne Freeman Gore of St. Louis received eternal peace in the home she filled with love on Wednesday evening, April 24, 2019. Jeanne, the youngest and last ...

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 ...

First African-American High School west of the Mississippi River

Sumner High School first opened in downtown St. Louis at 11th and Spruce Street in 1875, when the state board of education designated school for white ...

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 ...

3 Sumner students sustain chemical burns after unknown liquid thrown on them

ST. LOUIS ( – Three students were taken to the hospital for treatment after an unknown liquid was thrown on them at Sumner High School Thursday, ...

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.

Sumner celebrates its past amid worries about the future

ST. LOUIS • The line of Sumner High School alumni entering the Chase Park Plaza Hotel was relentless. Men in tuxedos and suits. Women in strappy dresses ...

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.

Give a river some credit: In St. Louis, these are the oldest things west of the Mississippi

St. Louis was the first place for a lot of things: first monster truck, first cocktail party, first kindergarten, first police department in America to use fingerprints.

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.".

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

Former Sumner High football coach Lawrence Walls will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on January 12 in Springfield, Mo. His Bulldogs won ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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.

Prosecutors drop murder charges in death of Sumner High School student

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Prosecutors have dropped murder charges against a St. Louis 18-year-old who was to go on trial this week for the 2013 shooting death.

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.

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 ...

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.

City of St. Louis 2019 Aldermanic Primary: Meet the Candidates  Lexology

March 5, 2019 is the primary election for the St. Louis City's 2019 Aldermanic Election, which is for the President of the Board of Aldermen and the…

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Article about Sumner-Vashon homecoming was enjoyable

I truly enjoyed the article "Coming home to Sumner, Vashon" on Sunday.

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 ...

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, ...

Drake Westcott, junior, infielder, Edwardsville

The power-hitting left-handed batter and Louisville commit led the Tigers in home runs (seven), RBI (34) and batting average (.510). The returning All-Metro ...

2 St. Louis schools closing in June; a third gets reprieve  St. Louis Public Radio

When two public schools in northwest St. Louis release their students for summer break in June, they'll be closing their doors for good. St. Louis Public.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Class 4A Belleville West Regional, first round: O'Fallon 46, Belleville East 44

Khalifah Muhammad of Belleville East takes a shot as Caleb Burton and Shaun Riley of O'Fallon defend during the Class 4A Collinsville Regional on Monday, ...

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.

Parkway West Showdown: Liberty (Wentzville) 65, Lafayette 49 | Lafayette High School

Lafayette senior Trey Griffey (42) puts up a shot against the defense of Liberty junior Jayce Catchings (32) and senior Jarring McKeithen (20) during the first ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Edwardsville, Triad take aim on advancing past dual sectionals

The Edwardsville High wrestling team has won eight consecutive Southwestern Conference championships and eight successive Class 3A regional titles.

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.

Missouri History Museum explores the 'St. Louis question'

Where did you go to high school? A new exhibition, curated by teen apprentices, explores the history of education in St. Louis.

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.

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.

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?

Tests find lead in SLPS fountains and sinks

Thirty different schools within St. Louis Public Schools have different sites in them with elevated levels of lead in the water, a St. Louis Public Schools press ...

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 ...

Richmond Heights park recognizes tennis great Arthur Ashe  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 park right next to.

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 ...

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.

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.

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Catching up with diva Grace Bumbry

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

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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, ... |

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 ...

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.

Lynn Beckwith Jr., 2013 Lifetime Achiever in Education | Local News  St. Louis American

Lynn Beckwith Jr., E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Urban Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) in conjunction with St. Louis Public ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Washington U. kicks off college prep program

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

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 ...

Local News  St. Louis American

(St. Louis Public Radio) - Before the death of Michael Brown Jr., entrepreneur Ohun Ashe said she did not see many black-owned businesses in her community.

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) ...

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 ...

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.

Opera Teaches History Of The Ville Neighborhood And Inspires Students  St. Louis Public Radio

The history of the Ville neighborhood has been told through books and film. Now the community's story will be told through opera. In honor of St. Louis'

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.

Miller Career ready for another run at state

The Miller Career girls basketball team enters the state semifinals this weekend hoping the third time is the charm.

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

Victim was an aspiring hip-hop artist and Sumner High School grad.

Ina Boon, longtime NAACP leader here, dead at 90

Ina M. Boon, a longtime leader of the NAACP in St. Louis, died Monday (Feb. 27, 2017) at a north St. Louis County nursing home after a lengthy illness. She was ...

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