Nike Sees Executive Departures In Harassment Reckoning

At least 11 Nike executives have left the company this year over complaints of an uncomfortable workplace that discriminates against women. The first to go was Nike’s president, Trevor Edwards. The announcement came in mid-March that the company’s No. 2 is retiring in August after more than 25 years. Edwards had been considered a favorite … More Nike Sees Executive Departures In Harassment Reckoning

St. Louis conference ‘celebrates’ 50 years of Fair Housing Act

Advocates concerned about persistent housing segregation in the region might question why promotional materials for the 2018 Fair Housing Conference use the word “celebrate” in reference to the Fair Housing Act. “The reality is the racial segregation that we see everywhere in this country is the product of very explicit design by the federal state … More St. Louis conference ‘celebrates’ 50 years of Fair Housing Act

Inside the St. Louis Workhouse: Conditions, treatment and time served remain under scrutiny

This story was selected as a finalist in the 2018 ArchCity Defenders “Excellence in Poverty” Awards!  St. Louis public safety officials want city residents to know people jailed at the St. Louis Medium Security Institution are treated humanely despite allegations to the contrary. In March, the mayor’s spokesman invited reporters to tour the jail — … More Inside the St. Louis Workhouse: Conditions, treatment and time served remain under scrutiny

Good Service Is A Coin Toss For Those ‘Dining While Black’

When many black diners go out to eat, it’s not uncommon for them to question if race plays a part in the service they receive. Turns out, that’s not paranoia. Zach Brewster is an assistant professor of sociology at Wayne State University in Michigan. He has conducted several national research studies on the experience of … More Good Service Is A Coin Toss For Those ‘Dining While Black’