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Racial Equity, National Models, Focus at Meeting

The Ferguson Commission held its eighth public full commission meeting on Wednesday, March 25 at the Sheet Metal Workers’ Hall on Chouteau Ave.

The meeting focused on racial equity and reconciliation. Racial equity is one of the five areas of focus identified through community feedback in early Commission meetings – the others being citizen-law enforcement relations, municipal courts and governance, economic inequity and opportunity and child well-being and educational equity.

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Urban League to Build $500,000 Jobs Center on Former QuikTrip Site

Rendering of New Job Center to be built  at site of former Quick Trip on West Florissant Rd.

Rendering of New Job Center to be built at site of former Quick Trip on West Florissant Rd.

Facility to house new workforce training center

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has announced plans to build a new job training center on the site of the former QuikTrip convenience store at 9420 W. Florissant Avenue in Ferguson. The property was donated by QuikTrip Corporation. It had been destroyed in te rioting in the area last summer.

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Judge Brockmeyer Takes Leave From Florissant Courts

Judge had earlier resigned from Ferguson and Dellwood

In response to the resignation of Judge Ronald Brockmeyer as municipal judge in Ferguson and prosecutor in Dellwood, Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider has requested that Judge Brockmeyer take a leave of absence from the city’s municipal court. Schneider said Brockmeyer has accepted the leave of absence.

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Ferguson Commission Co-Chairs Commend Missouri Supreme Court’s Recent Action

 

The co-chairs of the Ferguson Commission have commend the action taken by the Missouri Supreme Court to reassign all Ferguson municipal court cases to the circuit court effective March 16 until further notice and they called on the Court to accelerate the review of other St. Louis County municipal courts.

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Ferguson Youth Honored

Ferguson Youth Initiative To be Honored by FOCUS

The Ferguson Youth Initiative (FYI) has been recognized as part of a select group of individuals and organizations, dedicated to making the St. Louis Region a better place.

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Commentary on Ferguson

North County Churches Uniting Takes New Post-Ferguson Approach

                                       By Rance Thomas

North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice (NCCU) has taken a different approach in dealing with the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting, looting, and burning that occurred in Ferguson and Dellwood. Although it has participated in many meetings, forums, and prayer services in the City of Ferguson, St. Louis, Florissant, and North County, very little concrete action has occurred as a result of these events.

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