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DOJ Sentences Misssour Woman – Vandalism, Arson of Biracial Man’s Home

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 18, 2012 Missouri Woman Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for Vandalism and Arson of Biracial Man’s Home A Missouri woman was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for her role in the vandalism and arson of a biracial man’s home in Independence, […]

One Major Midwestern University Can’t Get It Together Enough to Teach Diversity

It is sad when the faculty of a major University doesn’t “get it” — that we live in a global world and diversity training is highly appropriate for their students. If you asked any University of Missouri faculty to cite reasons for why they didn’t agree to require all students to take a diversity class, they could […]

Story of Stagger Lee Crosses Over to The Mississippi Delta Blues


Stagger Lee Portrait It all went down on December 25th, 1895. Stagger lee Shelton was an African American cab driver and pimp convicted of murdering William “Billy” Lyons on Christmas Eve, 1895 in St. Louis,Missouri. Why is this story so important to the Delta Blues? …Because Good old Stagger Lee had many a song written […]