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  • Thousands gather in Forest Park for annual Light the Night celebration

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis joins in with over 1 million people across the U.S. and Canada walking to end cancer with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This vibrant and fun-filled event is a series of fundraising campaigns benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s funding of research to find blood cancer cures. Families and participants fill Forest Park to show their love and dedication to fighting cancer through education, fun and a beautiful light display. Every September, thousands gather in […]

  • Urban League to honor women in leadership

    ST. LOUIS – Honoring women and the work they do in St. Louis The Urban League will be honoring this year’s women leaders, and the work the Urban League does across the area. The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has many programs and initiatives to help build their communities all across the city. But now is the time of year where they celebrate the achievements and salute women in leadership in St. Louis and across the country. “This is […]

  • 109th annual Annie Malone May Day Parade

    Annie Malone was a businesswoman who thought well beyond her time. But she also had a heart for her community. She started an orphanage in The Ville, located in north St. Louis to give shelter to African-American children who didn’t have a home. As an entrepreneur, Annie Malone has a lot to show for. From her beauty products to her college where she educated and trained young women and men in business and sales. In honor of her outstanding achievements, […]

  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee hosts International Women’s Day luncheon

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Beloved track star and Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee hosted a luncheon Friday to celebrate and advocate for women. The Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation recognized local leaders to discuss how they make a change in their communities. A diverse group of women from different walks of life filled the JJK Center in East St. Louis for a panel about inclusion and opening dialogue. “We’re talking about Women’s History Month. And so much women have contributed to, […]

  • Black History Visionaries: DeBorah Ahmed

    ST. LOUIS – We recognize DeBorah Ahmed as a Black History Visionary for her outstanding achievements in public service, uplifting the urban St. Louis community, and her contributions in the area of social justice. DeBorah Ahmed is the Executive Director of the Better Family Life Cultural, Educational, and Business Center. This organization helps to unite families and empower communities in the Metropolitan St. Louis area. If you want to learn more about Better Family Life or want to give to […]

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