Racism is kept on life support by those who use it for a political agenda, gouge out economic benefits or inflame social conscience.
Poll after poll shows an ever-increasing acceptance of marriage equality in the United States and worldwide.
Removing a cat's claws could mean taking away a tool for survival — but might make snuggling much more enjoyable.
Inspired by a Belgian photographer, graduate photojournalism student Alyssa Goodman found more than 100 stories from Boone County residents.
City officials have a variety of solutions for a perceived violence problem, but they might be overreacting. News coverage, especially on television, can make a crime ripple seem like a wave.
Here's why street gangs exist — poverty and lack of support systems, few living wage jobs, poorly funded education systems and the outlook of a dismal future. Heavy-handed police action doesn't address those issues.
The story of slavery is very important in African-American history. The men and women who endured the hardships and overcame the struggles are the heroes and heroines of our story.
A month after the incident, the public has yet to receive details about Brandon Coleman's death. With the case becoming a growing part of community discussion, it's time for the Columbia Police Department to answer questions.
David Rosman's father, now 90, was a fighter pilot in World War II and owned a bicycle store in the New York City suburbs.
Rose Nolen had a family of storytellers. Wherever news was being made in Missouri, chances were some family member was nearby.
Journalistic efforts coupled with a knowledgeable network of people who are deeply embedded in the places they live can work together to make sure change agents have what they need to solve problems.
It’s the ability to find joy in roles that most of us would find burdensome that makes these three men so memorable.
There is nothing as rich as the development and remembrance of a shared experience. On the other hand, there is nothing as frustrating as a lack of unity in an experience or endeavor requiring it.
The disclosure of data mining has aroused condemnation at both ends of the political spectrum. The far right and the far left alike have criticized this as an invasion of privacy. Either way, though, it's time for the Obama administration to be more transparent.
The re-purposing of the former Ellis Fischel Cancer Center is the underlying and more important story, and beyond the university, there are more important stories this summer.
Four new book acquisitions provide inspiring reading for the summer.
The controversy over the move of the Museum of Anthropology and the Museum of Art and Archeology may prove to be the “hits” of the summer. Or “page views,” in more acceptable Web analytic language.
Monday's City Council meeting showed elected officials at their best. The next day, a Columbia lawmaker couldn't find much to praise about the General Assembly's recent session.
Boys are less likely to be organizing their own sports games and building clubhouses now. But some of their actions are now at the forefront of legal cases, actions that would often go unnoticed a couple generations ago.
Battle High School cost nearly $76 million, a cost equivalent to five new MU softball complexes or six Short Street garages. The Missourian is marking the opening by producing coverage in four ways.