Today’s Solutions: December 08, 2023

The site of brutal “race riots” in 1917, St. Louis, Missouri is all too familiar with confronting the violence of racism in its communities and institutions. Turning over a new leaf in its fight against systemic racism, police brutality, and inequality, the city has elected its first Black female mayor. 

Running on a progressive platform, Tishaura Jones has committed to the “reimagining” of public safety, stricter gun control, and the closure of one of the city’s pretrial detention centers accused of inhumane conditions. 

Listening to Black voices and elevating these voices in positions of power, like mayorships, is key for tackling inequalities, especially deep-rooted racism, in areas where marginalized communities are historically underrepresented and unheard. 

In an interview with NPR, Jones said, “We have not had the opportunity to have those difficult and tough conversations about the systemic racism that permeates every policymaking decision in our region and in our city.”

Jones will be sworn into office on April 20, 2021. 

Image source: NBC News

Solutions News Source Print this article
More of Today's Solutions

7 ways to support your sober/non-drinking friends this holiday season

Holiday celebrations often involve alcohol. This can make things difficult for non-drinkers, whether they're sober for life or are pursuing sobriety for health or other ...

Read More

Canada’s new 988 suicide crisis helpline aims for hope and healing

On November 30th, Canada launched the 988 Suicide Crisis Helpline, providing a quick and accessible lifeline to persons in mental health crises. This three-digit ...

Read More

This eucalyptus-based hoodie can be composted in your garden

Just over a year ago, we wrote about Vollebak, a Dutch clothing startup making T-shirts that you can bury in your backyard once you’re ...

Read More

Your future rooftop could be made out of easy-to-install solar shingles

The roofs of the future may be made entirely out of solar panels. At least that’s the goal of GAF Energy, which has recently ...

Read More