Jayson Tatum’s All-Star Shine & Kap Captures the Bag

Jayson Tatum’s All-Star Shine & Kap Captures the Bag

Ishmael and Melvin are back at it once again. On this week’s Sports Break, the two discuss Jayson Tatum’s amazing victory in the Skills Challenge at the NBA’s All-Star Weekend festivities. Plus a discusson on whether the All-Star Game is exciting or annoying.

Next, Colin Kaepernick has officially reached a settlement in his case against the NFL. How much did he get? Did he sell out? Will he play in the NFL again? To find out the answers, makes sure you check out The St. Louis American Sports Break.

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How to Educate Our Children About Sex

How to Educate Our Children About Sex

In light of rising STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) in St. Louis, medical experts Dr. Hooks-Anderson, the St. Louis American’s Medical Accuracy editor, and Dr. Fredrick Echols, Director of Communicable Diseases for St. Louis County Department of Public Health, recently hired to serve as the St. Louis Director of Public Health, re-introduce the topic of sexual health, and discuss how to begin educating our children. This video is part of St. Louis American’s continuing online health series, “No Appointment Necessary.”

Please send your comments and questions (please request anonymity, if preferred) on sexual health, or health concerns in general, to yourhealthmatters@stlamerican.com”

Thank you for your feedback — the more we know, the better we can serve you.

Sports Break: Strolling Down a Hall of Fame Memory Lane

Sports Break: Strolling Down a Hall of Fame Memory Lane

3 Cheers for the Class of 1982! Take a (McCluer South) Berkeley proud stroll down memory lane with recent track Missouri Sports Hall of Famer Pam Watt (Simmons) and High School Sports legend Earl Austin Jr., both of the St. Louis American. Shout Outs as well to recent Illinois Sports Hall of Famers: Track Olympian Dawn Harper-Nelson and football standouts Eric Wright and Brian Cox.

Sports Break: Westbrook bests Wilt; Another glass of whine for KD

Sports Break: Westbrook bests Wilt; Another glass of whine for KD

In this week’s show, Ishmael and Melvin discuss Russell Westbrook’s record-breaking 10th consecutive triple double. Is Westbrook underrated or just padding his numbers? Also, Kevin Durant goes off on the media. Does he have a legitimate gripe or is he just too dang sensitive? Plus, Eric Reid gets the bag from the Carolina Panthers. Tune in to the St. Louis American Sports Break with Ishmael H. Sistrunk and Melvin Moore.

Sports Break: Vashon Winter Classic Preview

Sports Break: Vashon Winter Classic Preview

Earl Austin Jr. breaks down the lastest in St. Louis prep sports in this week’s Sports Break. Earl previews the Vashon Winter Classic, Southwestern Conference (IL) showdowns and the MO girls’ state wrestling tournament.

St. Louis American Shout Outs go to McCluer South Berkeley Girls basketball team, three Lutheran North girls basketball standouts, SLU’s Ciaja Harbison and more.

Winners & Losers from the NBA Trade Deadline

Winners & Losers from the NBA Trade Deadline

Ishmael H. Sistrunk and Melvin Moore of The St. Louis American break down the hottest deals that went down at the 2019 NBA trade deadline and discuss the ramifications of the ONE that didn’t happen. Plus, an arms race develops in the East.

Breast Cancer Stats & The Importance of Clinical Trials in Communities of Color

Breast Cancer Stats & The Importance of Clinical Trials in Communities of Color

Don’t miss the conclusion of the St. Louis American’s “No Appointment Necessary” two-part video series on Breast Cancer.
In this second piece, “Breast Cancer Statistics and Clinical Trials,” we learn why it’s essential for African Americans to participate in clinical trials. It’s critical that medical communities better understand how African Americans respond to treatment and what treatments are most affective in our communities.

Provocative African American Art in the Saint Louis Art Musem’s Exhibition Graphic Revolution

Provocative African American Art in the Saint Louis Art Musem’s Exhibition Graphic Revolution

Elizabeth Wyckoff, Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs/SLAM, who in an earlier St. Louis American livestream, asserts the diversity of the artists in the show, passes the baton to collector Adrienne D. Davis, Vice Provost/Professor of Law at Washington University.

Professor Davis discusses how she became an art collector, points out the formidable technique in Kara Walker’s piece, “Keys to the Coop” (1997) and addresses the controversy surrounding Walker’s body of work, particularly among African Americans.

Next, we get a peek of Robert Blackburn’s colorful lithograph, “Faux Pas” (1960), a gift from St. Louis-reared collector Ronald Ollie and his wife Monique.

Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now will be on display at the Saint Louis Art Museum until February 3, 2019

Sports Break with Earl Austin Jr.: Kaylah Rainey Commits & Tournaments Galore!

Sports Break with Earl Austin Jr.: Kaylah Rainey Commits & Tournaments Galore!

This week, St. Louis American Sports Editor Earl Austin Jr. reports on local high school and college basketball including:the Parkway West Tournament, the Cardinal Ritter Classic (6 games) on Saturday, January 26th the Girls Basketball Tournament at Lindbergh.

We learn of the heartening recovery and return of basketball scholarship recipient Kaylah Rainey (Belleville) to the court. Earl gives shoutouts to her and her team Belleville East Girls Basketball Team, Alton Boys Basketball Team, Christian O’Fallon Boys Basketball Team, wrestler Jacob Bullock (Cahokia), Missouri Baptist Men’s Basketball Team and American Midwest Conference Player of the Week Nate Rigmaiden (Harris Stowe).

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