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Black History

Black history and profiles of black leaders in Columbia, Missouri

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A GREAT DIVIDE: Tense split erupts between CoMo racial justice groups 08 February 2018 Written by Mike Martin 13456
"UNCOMFORTABLE BLACK MOTHER": CoMo resident asks Matthes to resign over Diversity Breakfast speech 06 February 2018 Written by Heart Beat staff 19186
PROMISE KEEPERS? City Hall, Council making good on Blind Boone Home renovation 19 April 2015 Written by Mike Martin 21059
FROM CoMo to SELMA: Stephens College grad goes big time with fashions for hit film 15 February 2015 Written by Mike Martin 20252
THE THIRD INJUSTICE: Black America has yet to overcome this poorly-understood national policy 01 December 2014 Written by Mike Martin 16503
EYE-OPENER: The list of black-owned businesses wiped out during CoMo's "urban renewal" push 10 November 2014 Written by Heart Beat staff 20832
INDEPENDENCE DAY? Not for many in Columbia's black community, where history seems doomed to repeat 04 July 2014 Written by Heart Beat staff 9193
ALMETA CRAYTON'S POLITICAL LEGACY: In her hard-hitting, humorous, insightful words 27 December 2013 Written by Mike Martin 8319
AN ALMETA THANKSGIVING: Sixteen years of Everybody Eats, in Crayton's own words 27 November 2013 Written by Heart Beat Staff 7246
ALMETA CRAYTON DIES: Quintessential Columbia public servant passes after struggle with kidney, heart ailments 21 October 2013 Written by Heart Beat Staff 7213
CRAYTON MAY BE IN COMA: Former Councilwoman reportedly in "serious condition" 08 October 2013 Written by Heart Beat Staff 6413
QUIET GIANTS: Eliot Battle, Isaac Hathaway, and George Washington Carver 16 June 2013 Written by Mike Martin 11005
BLIND BOONE HOME: Reader asks, Why not a black culture center that would benefit all? 18 April 2013 Written by Rhonda Gaye Woolsey 6727
BLIND BOONE BUCKS: Exorbitant price tag sparks calls for accounting 02 March 2013 Written by Mike Martin 8853
CoMo's FIRST BLACK NEWSPAPER: Library of Congress features rare historic issues from 1901-03 28 September 2012 Written by Mike Martin 8091
THE SAGA OF THE SHARP END: Columbia's lost black business district, Final 18 August 2012 Written by Mike Martin 12161
THE SAGA OF THE SHARP END: Columbia's lost black business district, Part 3 13 August 2012 Written by Mike Martin 13721
THE SAGA OF THE SHARP END: Columbia's lost black business district, Part 2 03 August 2012 Written by Mike Martin 13565
THE SAGA OF THE SHARP END: CoMo's lost black business district, Part 1 22 July 2012 Written by Mike Martin 17211
RACISM AT FAULT: For endless Blind Boone Home restoration delay, former official says 27 June 2012 Written by Mike Martin 9714
WITH THE GHOSTS OF SEGREGATION IN COLUMBIA, MISSOURI: Two Visionary Spirits Find Rest 17 February 2012 Written by Mike Martin 16213
BLACK LEADERSHIP PROFILE: Steve Calloway 13 February 2012 Written by Mike Martin 9868
BLACK LEADERSHIP PROFILE: Pastor Lorenzo Lawson 03 February 2012 Written by Mike Martin 9971
BLACK LEADERSHIP PROFILE: Eliot Battle 27 January 2012 Written by Mike Martin 8743
BLACK LEADERSHIP PROFILE: Tyree Paladon Byndom 23 January 2012 Written by Mike Martin 12342
BLACK LEADERSHIP PROFILE: Mary Ratliff 07 November 2017 Written by Mike Martin 10017
BLACK LEADERSHIP PROFILE: Glenn B. Cobbins, Sr. 10 January 2012 Written by Mike Martin 10250
BLACK LEADERSHIP PROFILE: Granny's House founder Pamela Ingram 02 January 2012 Written by Mike Martin 9225
BLACK LEADERSHIP PROFILE: David Tyson Smith 01 January 2012 Written by Heart Beat Staff 9577
COLUMBIA'S TOP TEN BLACK LEADERS: Powerful voices for troubling times 11 March 2011 Written by Mike Martin 22941
BLACK LEADERSHIP PROFILE: William "Gene" Robertson 11 January 2011 Written by Mike Martin 11684

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