Black History—Annie Malone

A chemist and entrepreneur, Annie Turnbo Malone became a millionaire by successfully developing and marketing hair products for black women in St. Louis. She used her wealth to promote the advancement of African Americans and gave away most of her money to charity. Born on August 9, 1869, in Metropolis, Illinois, Annie Minerva Turnbo was … Continue reading Black History—Annie Malone

Hwy 70 shutdown protest from 1999…

--from the St. Louis Riverfront Times St. Louis, Missouri Best Protest I-70 Blockade Any protest that gets local Republican, moderate, well-reasoned activist Jim Buford to join ranks with nationwide, left-of-center and anything-but-moderate activist Al Sharpton has something strange and powerful going for it. And then the protest on July 13, 1999, actually blocked Interstate 70 … Continue reading Hwy 70 shutdown protest from 1999…