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Muslim refugees of another era could put Missouri in play for Clinton

When Greta Morina sees images of Aleppo on TV, she thinks of her hometown, Pristina. [...]

September 22, 2016 Advocacy

St. Louis Bosnians react to conviction of Radovan Karadzic

The European war crimes trial that’s been called “the largest since Nuremburg” ended Thursday, bringing uneasy relief to the St. Louis Bosnian community. Former Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic was convicted of war crimes, crimes against humanity and one count of [...]

March 24, 2016 Audio, News

Local Bosnians disappointed in 40-year sentence for former Bosnian Serb leader

THE HAGUE, Netherlands • A U.N. court convicted former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of genocide and nine other charges Thursday and sentenced him to 40 years in prison for orchestrating Serb atrocities throughout Bosnia’s 1992-95 war that left 100,000 people [...]

March 24, 2016 News

‘The whole country is on life support,’ Bosnians on 20th anniversary of Peace Accord signing

Twenty years ago the Dayton Peace Accord put an end to the extreme violence and ethnic cleansing of the Bosnian War. But many St. Louis Bosnians feel the document left the country with no road to progress. [...]

December 14, 2015 News

St. Louis Bosnians Awards $1,000 to AHS

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Affton Board of Education meeting, St. Louis Bosnians awarded $1,000 to the Bosnian-American Studies program at Affton High School for their promotion and support of the Run for Bosnia event held on Sept. 20, [...]

October 28, 2015 News

St. Louis Works to Welcome Refugees

In the 1990s, St. Louis, Missouri became a hub for Bosnians, as refugees escaped from war and genocide in their home country. There are now 50,000 Bosnians living in the region, the largest Bosnian community outside of the country itself. [...]

October 9, 2015 Audio, News

The unlikely community that drew inspiration from the Ferguson protests

ST. LOUIS – Ibro Tucakovic did not expect to win when he entered the race for a local school board seat in January. He filed at the last minute and assembled a miniscule campaign budget – hardly a recipe for [...]

April 28, 2015 Advocacy, Bosnians in St. Louis, News

St. Louis Bosnians Have Been Dragged to the Forefront of the City’s Racial Tensions

The brutal November murder of a Bosnian man in St. Louis has now brought the area’s large and quiet immigrant community to the forefront of the city’s deep racial tensions. [...]

December 17, 2014 Bosnians in St. Louis, News

Religious Groups Share Common Goal: Assisting Immigrants

St. Louis is a city built on immigration – from the early French settlers, to the Germans and Irish in the 1800s, to the more modern immigration of Bosnians and Southeast Asians. [...]

December 15, 2014 Bosnians in St. Louis, News

Fatal hammer attack shakes Little Bosnia

Few in this Bevo Mill neighborhood knew Zemir Begic, a man beaten to death eight days ago by a group of teens, at least one of them swinging a hammer to deliver the fatal blows. [...]

December 8, 2014 Bosnians in St. Louis, News