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University President Offers 8th Grader Full-Ride Scholarship After He Walked 2 Hours To Get To Graduation

A St. Louis, MO, student’s determination has paid off for him in more ways than one. In order to cross the stage and receive his 8th Grade certificate for his graduation, Xavier Jones walked two hours to Harris-Stowe State University, where the ceremony was hosted, according to the university’s Facebook post. Along with his brother and friend, the Yeatman Middle School student traveled from West Florissant and Mimika in North St. Louis City to the university in midtown.

Ngozi Nwanji

May 26, 2023

20-Year-Old Inayah McMillan Explains How She Earned $375K In Revenue In 2022 As An Airbnb Host

If you have ever planned a group trip, you know the hassle of ensuring everyone in the group chat is on board. If the trip idea leaves the group chat, then flights and lodging must be confirmed. Regardless of airline preferences, housing options typically boil down to traditional hotels or short-term housing rentals. And when it comes to big groups, renting a house has become the go-to for most vacations. One of the most popular short-term housing rental organizations is Airbnb. Outside of providing an alternative to hotel stays, the company has also become a source of investment and revenue for entrepreneurs. Twenty-year-old Inayah McMillan has fully tapped in, raking in over six figures in revenue in 2022 as an Airbnb host.

Josh Rodgers

May 1, 2023

9-Year-Old Paris Williams Started A Foundation To Support People Facing Homelessness In St. Louis

This nine-year-old’s story serves as a reminder that children are truly the future.

Ngozi Nwanji

Apr 21, 2023

Former NBA Players Al Harrington, Larry Hughes Team Up to Open Cannabis Store

These former NBA players are meeting up once more, but this time it’s bigger than just hoops! Larry Hughes and Al Harrington will work together to continue to expand Harrington’s cannabis business in St. Louis. Previously Harrington announced that the two will work together on his Viola brand when he opens a cultivation and processing center along with two cannabis dispensaries early next year, according to Black Enterprise . The new venture is a partnership with Harrington and his cannabis company, Village Brands, and will be called Viola Missouri (VMO). “I am honored to bring VMO to life in St. Louis. Over the course of my career in the NBA, and since my retirement, I have focused my energy and resources on being a positive influence in this community,” said Hughes in a written statement. “I have championed efforts to break the stigma around mental health and spent a great deal of time helping to develop this city’s young leaders. VMO will serve the medical needs of our community,...

Shanique Yates

Nov 13, 2020