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Townsend: Lesson of St. Louis and Bosnians

As I grew up in St. Louis, some of the most valuable relationships of my life were with Muslim Bosnian refugees, who make up a significant population of the city. [...]

February 1, 2017 stlbosnians News 0

Celebrating St. Louis as a city of refugees and immigrants

When Bosnian refugees arrived in St. Louis in the 1990s, their positive effect on neighborhoods was quickly apparent: neglected areas stabilized, new businesses opened and vitality returned to South City blocks. [...]

January 31, 2017 stlbosnians News 0

Yiro/Gyro Expands with Three New St. Louis Locations

Yiro/Gyro is on a growth tear. The fast-casual restaurant from brothers Mirza and Merim Imamovic (who opened the Gyro Company with their mother in South City 10 years ago) is opening the doors to three new St. Louis-area locations. [...]

January 19, 2017 stlbosnians News 0

Bosnia Memory Project to expand work in area high schools

Affton High School teacher Brian Jennings will never forget watching former student Dino Svaraka record an oral history contribution for the Bosnia Memory Project a couple of years ago. He’s still struck by how Svaraka, a Bosnian American, captivated his students. [...]

January 6, 2017 stlbosnians News 0


The Bosnia Memory Project at Fontbonne University has received a $100,000 matching grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). One of 34 institutions — and the only one in Missouri — to receive one of its inaugural Humanities Access grants, Fontbonne is committed to sustaining the project’s activities, [...]

December 20, 2016 stlbosnians News 0

Yapi Mediterranean Subs and Sandwiches Brings Bosnian Specialties to South St. Louis

Armin Grozdanic knows what it’s like for the refugees who have recently relocated to St. Louis. After all, it wasn’t so long ago that he was one of them. [...]

December 8, 2016 stlbosnians News 0

From Saigon and Sarajevo to St. Louis, refugees revive city

Few U.S. metropolitan areas transform as noticeably from one neighborhood to the next as St. Louis. [...]

December 2, 2016 stlbosnians News 0

America’s ‘invisible’ Muslims

Two decades ago, Muslim refugees fleeing Bosnia arrived in St Louis and became a crucial part of the city. Now anti-immigrant fervour might lead the Bosnians of St Louis to become more politically active. [...]

October 30, 2016 stlbosnians News 0

Breaking borders: Bosnian immigrants give inside look on politics, conflict

Twenty-three days. The sharp blast of a gunshot, bullets whizzing through the air, pig’s blood dripping in an attic, absolute chaos. “It took my father 23 days to escape Bosnia to go to Germany,” sophomore biochemistry major Elmedina Kekic, of St. Louis, said. [...]

October 27, 2016 stlbosnians News 0

Trump’s ‘hoax’ comments on Serbia spark discussion on Bosnian immigrants in St. Louis

Serbian magazine Nedeljnik on Thursday reported that Donald Trump apologized to Serbia for the U.S. intervention following the Bosnian genocide at Srebrenica in the early 1990s. [...]

October 16, 2016 stlbosnians News 0