By MARISSANNE LEWIS-THOMPSON • 2/4/20 New Northside Missionary Baptist Church — a predominantly black Jennings church — is a welcoming space on the inside. But on the outside, it’s fortified. Armed security guards monitor the perimeter from the church’s parking lot, while there are several security cameras along the building’s exterior. The Rev. Rodrick Burton has led the congregation for seven years, during which
By Kimberly Barker Megan Stanley (left) and Darci Sneed point where offensive words were written in their hallway during an interview at their house in Joplin on Thursday. Globe | Roger Nomer A same-sex couple in Joplin who say they were victims of a hate crime last November are speaking out in hopes of preventing similar problems. Now, some in
November, 6-8, 2019, ADL staff and Holocaust Museum educators from St. Louis, Houston, Dallas, Florida and Washington, DC met at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) to mark the 20th anniversary of presenting Law Enforcement and Society: Lessons of the Holocaust. Dubbed “LEAS” here in the Heartland, the program has been a superb partnership of ADL, the St. Louis
In 2018, ADL recorded 1,879 anti-Semitic incidents in the United States. White supremacists stepped up their activities, and the number of incidents of assault, harassment and vandalism remained at near-historic levels. Read the report to get the full story.
JOIN to light candles for peace and hope, gathering wherever you are to reflect and remember the special community that is the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. Starting at sundown on Friday, October 25 and lasting through Sunday, October 27, light a candle or candles, take a photo or video and post it with your message for a
Joining forces with local musician-allies Brothers Lazaroff and Friends, ADL puts community-building to music for the first time with a family friendly concert at the Delmar Hall in The Loop. ADL Heartland is thrilled to present the 2019 Distinguished Community Service Award to Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGCMO), that, in representing 500+ contractors, industry partners and related firms in