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St. Louis: Largest African American Ball in City’s History

Ron Gregory organized a marvelous evening. I, as usual in polarized racial St. Louis (goodness!), was pretty much the only white folk there. But, luckily, I feel comfortable. After five years in Africa surrounded by Africans, this is no novelty. Came with a friend. Sat at mostly an all-woman table…really nice woman. Mostly boomers. For […]

JUNETEENTH: Dick Gregory speaks on “The Game” at the Starlight Room on Broadway in North St. Louis

Juneteenth is “the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States”. I celebrated my first Juneteenth in the early 1990s as a member of Luisah Teish’s “Full Accord Ensemble: Arts at the Crossroads.” This year, though, I celebrated Juneteenth with Dick Gregory at the Starlight Room on Broadway in North […]