Andrea Y. Henderson, St. Louis Public Radio

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Past articles by Andrea:

Photo ID clinic in north St. Louis to help people obtain identification to vote

The Ashrei Foundation is hosting a photo ID clinic in north St. Louis to help people of color obtain a birth certificate or a state-issued photo ID, which is needed to vote in Missouri. → Read More

FEMA approved $33 million to help people in the St. Louis area recover from flooding

One month after record flash flooding hit St. Louis, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $33 million to help homeowners, renters and business owners recover. → Read More

Have flood damage? The SBA has low-interest loans to help businesses and homeowners

Low-interest disaster loans through the Small Business Administration are available for homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damage from flooding in the St. Louis region July 25-28. → Read More

Community groups place free little libraries in north St. Louis to boost literacy

Change and Action for Racial Equity and the St. Louis Association of Community Organizations are placing 10 free little libraries in seven north St. Louis neighborhoods to boost access to books north of Delmar Boulevard. → Read More

Cortex and tech nonprofit to train people of color and women for cybersecurity jobs

Per Scholas, a technology training nonprofit that is bringing its courses to St. Louis, will offer free training at the Cortex Innovation Community for people of color and women interested in cybersecurity jobs. → Read More

Black families in St. Louis are leaving in droves. What’s causing the mass exodus?

More than 27,000 Black residents left St. Louis over the past decade for other counties or states. Many left for better jobs, schools and safety. → Read More

Affordable housing report card says St. Louis, St. Louis County need to do better

An Affordable Housing Trust Fund Coalition report found that St. Louis and St. Louis County failed to provide Black renters, households and low-income families with affordable housing. → Read More

History database launches to celebrate Missouri’s 200th year

Missouri Bicentennial project launches a website that includes famous Missourians, historical events and narrative stories that helped shape Missouri’s history and culture. → Read More

Pride St. Louis to close its LGBTQ community center, citing financial reasons

Pride Center will close Jan. 1 after four years because the organization cannot afford to keep the doors open. But community resources will still be available online. → Read More

St. Louis environmentalists to check for air pollution in communities of color

Metropolitan Congregations United and engineering researchers at the Washington University are working with several churches in north and south St. Louis to measure air quality in areas with high amounts of pollution. → Read More

SLU doctors urge Black people to enter kidney research to boost transplant outcomes

Members of the kidney transplant team at St. Louis University Hospital say including more Black people in kidney research and as donors could help address racial disparities in transplant outcomes. → Read More

Black educators develop mobile app to make finding education jobs easier

Black Males in Education St. Louis founders created EduOpenings, a platform to connect job seekers to education opportunities and employers in Missouri. → Read More

Latina artists in St. Louis use art to express shared connections with Black Americans

Four Latina artists painted the mural "Building Bridges" in north St. Louis to spark conversations about the African experience in the Americans. They hope the mural helps highlight the connections between Latinos and African Americans. → Read More

St. Louis County To Receive An Extra $30 Million To Help Renters Avoid Eviction

St. Louis County officials have distributed more than $18 million in emergency rental assistance funds, exceeding the amount the federal program requires the county to spend by September. Another round of funding is coming soon. → Read More

Bush, Other Democrats Introduce Bill To Make Nationwide Eviction Moratorium Possible

U.S. Rep. Cori Bush has introduced a bill that would give federal health officials the authority to implement federal eviction bans during a public health crisis. → Read More

St. Louis County Officials Need More People To Apply For Rental Aid This Month

St. Louis County officials have until the end of the month to distribute about $8 million more in federal rental aid. If the county does not do so, the money will be returned to the federal government. → Read More

Nature Conservancy Creates Tool To Show Environmental Challenges Of St. Louis Region

The Nature Conservancy in Missouri has developed a geographic tool to show people in the St. Louis region places with low tree canopy rates, poor air quality and flooding issues. → Read More

Without Aid, Some Women In St. Louis Face Eviction And Homelessness

Some renters in the St. Louis region could be put out of their homes soon now that the U.S. Supreme Court has lifted a federal ban on evictions. Housing advocates expect a wave of evictions if state and local officials do not process renters' aid applications soon. → Read More

Many In The St. Louis Region Could Lose Their Homes As Eviction Moratoriums End

St. Louis and St. Louis County judges on Friday rescinded eviction moratoriums aimed at keeping people in their homes. Attorneys for people who face evictions in the region say moratoriums kept families from being displaced during a public health crisis. → Read More

Annie Malone Closes Former Treatment Center, Expands Therapeutic Academy

The Greater Ville organization seeks to provide more preventative care services for troubled youth. → Read More