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Rewriting the Narrative

At EyeSeeMe Bookstore in University City, Jeffrey and Pamela Blair are fulfilling their calling to provide people with positive stories…

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Drawing Outside the Lines

Steenz Stewart has blazed their own trail in the comics industry to become one of the few Black cartoonists at…

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A Wider Net

St. Louis’ storied soccer tradition will take a leap forward in 2023 with an MLS team of its own, St.…

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Empowering
Women

In Fox Park, nonprofit Rung for Women helps women take their personal and professional lives to the next level.

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Homegrown
Market

Local farmers and entrepreneurs build their businesses and a strong community through the support of St. Louisans at the Tower…

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Flavor Full

Charlene Lopez Young and Darren Young are bringing Filipino flavors to the region with their barbecue and smoked meats business,…

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Natural Wonders

St. Louisans find peace and purpose in parks and on trails throughout the region.

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Flipping the Script

Akeem Shannon is on a gravity-defying entrepreneurial rise with his creation, Flipstik.

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Building Bridges

Natissia Small, Ed.D., reduces barriers for St. Louis youth to pursue and succeed in higher education.

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Time for a Revolution

Saint Louis Story Stitchers brings young people together to express themselves through art and create social change.

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Building the Future

Dream Builders 4 Equity aims not only to transform Hyde Park in the next five years, but also to serve…

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The Courage to Dream

Dream Builders 4 Equity empowers young St. Louisans to achieve their goals.

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Dreaming Big

Michael Woods and Neal Richardson knew a new approach was needed for real estate investment to make lasting change in…

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Plant-Based
Possibilities

Trezel Brown's CC's Vegan Spot has become a destination for local vegans and is converting more folks to try plant-based…

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Health and Healing

Naturopathic physician Jamila Owens-Todd extends her mission of healing further into the community through her ownership of the Golden Grocer…

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Ready, Set, Launch

Je'Nell McCrary transitioned from radio to tech thanks to skills she gained through LaunchCode's CoderGirl program.

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What’s Possible

Marian Middle School students find inspiration for their future in the history-making election of the first Black female vice president, Kamala…

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Bringing Love to the Table

Shana Alicia Poole-Jones started her Grab and Go Table to give food and supplies to folks in need, and keeps…

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In Full Bloom

At Oliver’s Coffee + Flower Bar in Maplewood, Olivia Ridgel's focus on creativity and inclusion have blossomed into a magical,…

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Mapping Inequities

Kemba Noel-London used geospatial data in her doctoral research to discover disparities in access to youth sports throughout the St.…

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Flying High

Entrepreneur Bronwyn Morgan brings drones and geospatial tech together with her company, XEO Air.

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Community Game Changer

Entrepreneur Julian Keaton aims to foster community engagement and move St. Louis forward through “Dimensions,” a new interactive geolocation mobile…

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Bridging the Gap

The Foodshed.io app links small family farms to grocery stores so consumers can buy more local produce and farmers can…

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Full Circle

Okunsola M. Amadou is improving health outcomes for Black women with a wraparound model of care at Missouri's first equal…

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Shaping the Soundtrack of St. Louis

Hometown hip hop legend DJ Kut reflects on the role he's played in the region's music scene.

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Empowering the Community

For 20 years, Diversity Gallery owner Leslie Christian Wilson has connected with St. Louisans through art, jewelry and natural hair.

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Changing the Conversation

Local start-up We Stories is teaching the next generation to be anti-racist.

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Opening Doors

Dwayne Smith's first job was with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and now, through education, he seeks to build up the…

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Fresh From the Vine

Tony White’s locally grown tomatoes are the not-so-secret ingredients in many St. Louis chefs’ acclaimed dishes.

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Urban Oasis

Theo Smith thought he’d become an urban planner, but Kennedy Forest in Forest Park beckoned.

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Sweet Dreams

La Patisserie Chouquette co-owner and executive pastry chef Simone Faure has become the maven of macarons in St. Louis.

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All That Jazz

Lauren Parks and Jas Gary Pearson have turned the childhood home of music legend Miles Davis into a community catalyst.

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Education for All

Through EdHub STL, Sherita Love helps educators shake up their classrooms and eliminate barriers for students.

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Planting Seeds

Angi Taylor found meaningful work in St. Louis’s growing agriculture industry.

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Keys to the Community

Kayia Baker and Pianos for People are changing lives one note at a time.

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Game On

With dozens of studios, courses and events, St. Louis is becoming the nation’s next video game development hot spot.

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Art in Motion

Through the Justice Fleet, Amber Johnson empowers people to heal.

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Cooking with Love

Through food, ‘MamaCat’ Cathy Daniels nurtures and respects St. Louis’s unhoused residents.

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