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I Never Spoke To A Black Man Until I Went To Mizzou

Jeff Huffman | Posted 11.14.2015 | College
Jeff Huffman

We come from a background that did not promote equality. We're not sure how it occurred, who's to blame, or if we can ever truly overcome it. But shrugging it off and failing to recognize how the past has likely jaded our present makes us idiots. Claiming empathy makes us bigots.

The Power Of Protest At Mizzou

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Jim Wallis

What this series of events does show is the chasm that sadly still exists in the experiences and therefore perspectives of most white people compared to most people of color.

I am Ashamed of my Alma Mater

Tim Arnold | Posted 11.11.2015 | Education
Tim Arnold

I am ashamed of my alma mater -- the University of Missouri. It may be a microcosm of the ugly reality in our country, but the reported racism that for years has hung over this conservative Mid-western town -- two hours down the road from Ferguson -- is shameful.

Mizzou Students Divided Over President’s Resignation

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 11.10.2015 | College

COLUMBIA, Missouri -- Reactions of students at the University of Missouri are divided after a week of demonstrations culminated in the resignation of ...

'Too Many Times To Count': My Experiences Of Racism At The University Of Missouri

Cynthia Frisby | Posted 11.09.2015 | Black Voices
Cynthia Frisby

I have lived in Columbia and been at the university for almost 18 years. During this time, I have been called the n-word too many times to count. Yes, we are better off now than we were in the '50s, but to some extent, we are taking many steps backward by ignoring or not talking about the racial issues.

54 Hours of Startup Innovation Take Mid-Missouri to New Heights

Brittany Hodak | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Brittany Hodak

As the co-founder of two growing companies, I'm intimately familiar with the daunting, time-consuming nature of launching a startup. It took me almost seven years of networking and planning to launch my first company, ZinePak, after having the idea in college.

State's Bill Would Stop Cities From Banning Plastic Bags

AP | SUMMER BALLENTINE | Posted 04.26.2015 | Green

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker who also leads an association of grocery stores is trying to stop cities and towns in the state from ...

Seeing Sugar Man: Rodriguez Delivers Slow Cooked Set in Columbia, MO

Dan Lybarger | Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

As a native Jawhawk, it pains me to admit that when it comes to music and film festivals, Columbia rocks.

Columbia, Missouri, SWAT kills family dog over misdemeanor marijuana possession (with video)

Russ Belville | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russ Belville

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SWAT and the Drug War: License to Kill

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

As long as this country remains addicted to current drug laws, the police will have to enforce those laws. But where is it written that they must show up in the dead of night, armed and armored, in order to do so?