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ArchCity Defenders Presents ‘Excellence in Poverty Journalism Awards’ to Honor and Inspire Reporting on Race, Class and Poverty

July 13, 2018 Less than one percent of media coverage discusses poverty. The lack of reporting on issues impacting marginalized communities misconstrues poverty as a personal failing—not the systemic...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: ArchCity Defenders Holds Excellence in Poverty Journalism Awards’ to Honor and Inspire More In-Depth Reporting on Race, Class and Poverty

July 9, 2018 Less than one percent of media coverage discusses poverty. The lack of reporting on issues impacting marginalized communities misconstrues poverty as a personal failing—not the systemic...

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ArchCity Defenders Begins Film Series with KDHX, and Announces Partnership with Filmmaker Wade Gardner

June 21, 2018 ArchCity Defenders, a nonprofit civil rights law firm, and KDHX are pleased to announce a three month racial and social justice film series beginning June 21,...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: ArchCity Defenders Announces Racial Justice Film Series with KDHX, and Partnership with Filmmaker Wade Gardner

June 18, 2018 Who: ArchCity Defenders, KDHX, Filmmaker Wade Gardner, Rev. Dr. Spencer Booker, and Gail Booker What: ArchCity Defenders and KDHX present a three month racial justice film...

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ArchCity Defenders Announces Second Annual “Excellence in Poverty Journalism Awards” and Invites Community to Nominate Reporters

May 29, 2018 ArchCity Defenders, a civil rights nonprofit law firm, is pleased to announce the second annual Excellence in Poverty Journalism Awards and invites the community to nominate...

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Federal Court Ruling Affirms Validity of ArchCity Defenders’ Claims in Case Against Maplewood for “Pay-to-Play” Municipal Court and Jail

May 4, 2018 In a major decision impacting multiple cases in the region, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals threw out Maplewood’s “sovereign immunity” defense in Webb, et al....

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Every Dollar Counts: STL Resources to Consider During Tax Season

February 6, 2018 There are a lot of options out there for tax preparation and we want to make sure you know there are FREE resources available in the...

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ArchCity Defenders Files Federal Suit Against St. Charles County Jail and Individual Officers for Unlawful Actions

February 1, 2018 ArchCity Defenders and Khazaeli Wyrsch, LLC filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Eric Smith and Ali Qandah, two men from St. Louis whose basic...

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End Debtors’ Prisons: Reflecting One Year after the Historic $4.75M Settlement with Jennings was Approved

December 14, 2017 Earlier this week we received great news about our debtors’ prison class action lawsuit against the City of Florissant. The judge denied Florissant’s attempt to dismiss...

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ArchCity Defenders Files Thirteenth Police Brutality Lawsuit

November 25, 2017 ArchCity Defenders with co-counsel Michael Schwade of Kodner Watkins has filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Daniel Williams, a 56 year old man who was...

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