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T.D. El-Amin Pens Second Novel

“The frenzied exit of the crowd gave indication that the verdict was coming forward.  News reporters began the mad scramble to position themselves at the entrances to the court steps.  For Mia, the anxiety and anticipation had become almost unbearable.  The burden of the possible outcomes visibly weighed on her butterscotch skin. Eyes puffy from a lack of sleep, an unending trail of tears had flowed from her cheeks without end since she’d left the airport that day; the day her world seemingly stopped on its axis.”
 This is an excerpt from Mia Farone: Lost and Turned Out, a novel by St. Louis’s own, T.D. El-Amin.  The novel, the first of a trilogy, was a departure from the more serious natured T.D. El-Amin.   Mia Farone: Lost and Turned Out incorporates the familiar local setting of St. Louis after the main character, Mia Farone, a half Italian-half African-American, is uprooted from her childhood home in Tivoli, Italy.  It chronicles the trail of innocence of the character  and traces the whirlwind story of an intimate, forbidden romance and a betrayal that beckons revenge. Asked if the story strikes parallel and familiar tones, “It’s a beautiful thing when the reader can see themselves in the writing and find those parallels in themselves,” he said.   Now T.D. is set to release the second in the trilogy,”Shadows Of A Cell” that continues the saga.  T.D. will read from his new work along with local authors, Chris King and Virvus Jones at the Missouri
 History Museum on September 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

Will African-Americans Have Seat At Table 2016?

The recent announcement of the replacement of Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders as Missouri Democratic Party Chairman, with longtime political strategist and Democratic operative, Roy Temple brings into focus and question the political possibilities for the next few years.  More importantly, it calls into question the Democratic Party’s commitment to its most loyal and dedicated voting base…African-Americans.

Vick-RGIII Set For Monday Night Showdown

Opening kickoff for the first Monday night foot game of the National Football League will feature two of the most exciting quarterback duals this season between Philadelphia Eagles veteran Michael Vick, and second year Washington Redskin sensation, Robert Griffin III. 

152 Year Old Civil War Policy Relic Broken

In what seemed a reversal of long term political fortunes, control of the St. Louis Police Department was turned over back to the City of St. Louis after 152 years of state control.  Mayor Francis Slay signed the executive order at the end of what was the ceremonial last meeting of police commissioners last Saturday that took effect September 1.

Storm Continues Brewing In County Police Board

The Federal Bureau of Investigations moved forward on an inquiry initiated by St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch related to the controversial letting of $9.1 million contract on construction of a new crime lab.  A list of St. Louis County records were subpoenaed given clear indication that the controversy would not go away too soon.  At issue was the $3.7 million subcontractor award to the company co-owned by St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners Chairman Chairman Gregory Sansone, a political appointee of County Executive Charlie Dooley.

"ObamaCare" Brings 600 Jobs to Red State

 Serco, Inc. will be housed in the old US Fidelis call center in Wentzville.  The company plans on hiring and training the 600 people over the next three months, and begin operations by November 1st.  The federal contract calls for the company to process, troubleshoot and review applications of state health insurance changes that take effect on October 1.

Bag Saggy Pans Proposal

Alderwoman Marlene Davis recently sponsored a Board Bill proposing to outlaw saggy pants and hosted a series of town hall meetings discussing it.  The controversial proposal, Board Bill 117 was introduced in June to outlaw saggy pants

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