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Black Pastors Work To Protect Churches From Violence — In And Outside Community

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

ADL Heartland Welcomes St. Louis Attorney Jennifer Schwesig as Regional Advisory Board Chair

St. Louis, MO, January 23… ADL Heartland welcomes Jennifer Schwesig as Chair of the Regional Advisory Board. She begins a 3-year term this month. Schwesig, a partner in the St. Louis-based Armstrong Teasdale LLP, leads the firm’s International Practice Group. She also serves as a member of the executive committee for the International Institute Board of Directors, has served on

ADL in Concert: Music for Love and Respect Honored Associated General Contractors of Missouri

Anti-Defamation League Heartland presented the 2019 Distinguished Community Service Award to AGC of Missouri at a family friendly musical gathering on Sept. 8 at Delmar Hall in St. Louis.  The Brothers Lazaroff and Friends provided musical entertainment for the event. Steve Lewis (left) with Karen Aroesty, ADL Heartland The ADL’s Distinguished Community Service Award recognizes and honors corporations, agencies and