Sports Break: Four State Champions from the St. Louis area

Sports Break: Four State Champions from the St. Louis area

St. Louis American Sports Editor Earl Austin Jr. celebrates state championships by the Trinity Titans, Ladue Rams, Vianney Golden Griffins and CBC Cadets. This year represents the most successful prep football season in the history of the St. Louis area.

Plus, Earl blesses us with the St. Louis American shout outs as the prep basketball season gets underway.

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Sports Break: Show-Me Bowl Weekend is Here!

Sports Break: Show-Me Bowl Weekend is Here!

St. Louis American Sports Editor Earl Austin Jr. breaks down the final weekend of State Championship matchups featuring St. Louis area teams, including: Trinity vs Cardinal Ritter, Ladue vs MICDS and Vianney vs Fortuna Osage.

Austin also congratulates the CBC Cadets football team on its 2018 State Championship and gives The St. Louis American Shout Outs.

Vanessa Cooksey is 2018 Corporate Executive of the Year

Vanessa Cooksey is 2018 Corporate Executive of the Year

Vanessa Cooksey leads the community relations efforts for 12 states in the central region with her team of 20 people. Anytime Wells Fargo invests dollars in the community through nonprofit grants or volunteer efforts, Cooksey’s team has a hand in facilitating that, she said.
She received her award at the Salute to Excellence in Education held by the St. Louis American Foundation on Nov. 30.
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Debra Owens is a 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year

Debra Owens is a 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year

Debra Owens owns Premiere Production Choice, which provides production services for meetings, conventions and special events. Her services include handling the lights, sound, and stage setup for anywhere from 75 people up to a large, week-long convention.

She received her award at the Salute to Excellence of Business at the St. Louis American Foundation on Nov. 30.

James Clark is 2018 Non-profit Executive of the Year

James Clark is 2018 Non-profit Executive of the Year

James Clark, community outreach director with Better Family Life Inc., received his award at the Salute to Excellence in Business, held by the St. Louis American Foundation on Nov. 30.
The Gun Violence De-escalation Centers, which opened in December 2016, are one of many community-outreach services that Better Family Life provides the city’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. The centers were born out of the Neighborhood Alliance, which started out as volunteers in the community knocking on doors in troubled neighborhoods every Saturday and helping to connect individuals with resources. The Neighborhood Alliance has now formalized into having 14 full-time staff members dedicated to doing this work every day, while adding case management and data collecting to the process.
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Video By Rebecca Rivas, St. Louis American reporter

Black in the Classroom (Preview) with Curtis O’Dwyer

Black in the Classroom (Preview) with Curtis O’Dwyer

Don’t give up! College comes with many hurdles, academic, financial and emotional. St. Louis American’s Homegrown Black Male’s guest columnist, Curtis O’Dwyer, gives a first hand-account of some of the pitfalls he encountered in college before seeking help. This is an excerpt from an upcoming video, entitled, “Black in the Classroom.”

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