Thursday, October 19, 2017
St. Louis Bosnians

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Amid recall effort, St. Louis County councilman accused of anti-Muslim views; he calls them lies

For some, politics doesn’t end at the grave. An effort to oust St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas has taken a pointed turn, with a former aide accusing him of being anti-Muslim and unfairly targeting a Bosnian cemetery. [...]

October 6, 2017 News

His father is a Washington University janitor. Now, this Bosnian refugee will study there.

There’s still a picture that floats around the house of Meris Saric as a toddler wearing an adult-size Washington University sweatshirt that he got from his dad. [...]

August 24, 2017 News

Lemmons by Grbic Opens Next Week, Giving New Life to a Classic Venue

“There’s so much history with Lemmons,” says Erna Grbic. “It seems like everyone in St. Louis has been in this space.” [...]

May 18, 2017 News

Trump May Not Want Immigrants, but Rust Belt Mayors Do

In 1997, refugee Alem Boric and a partner started Europa Market, 600 square feet of Bosnia in St. Louis. [...]

March 17, 2017 News

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 News

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 News

How Missouri’s ‘Bosnian vote​’ could cost Donald Trump – and turn the state blue

Mirhada Jasarevic was a child when she and her family became refugees during the war in Bosnia in the 1990s. She became a naturalized US citizen earlier this year, in time for her to vote in the 2016 presidential election. [...]

September 4, 2016 Advocacy

New south St. Louis County imam speaks from the heart about Islam to Christian senior citizens

The imam at a new mosque that’s slated to open soon in south St. Louis County challenged perceptions of a group of older adults from the moment he walked in the door at the Episcopal Church of the Advent to [...]

July 18, 2016 News

Verdict of Bosnian Serb warlord hits home in St. Louis

SOURCE: KSDK [...]

March 25, 2016 Video

Refugees in St. Louis Recall Horrors as “Butcher of Bosnia” Is Sentenced

The “Butcher of Bosnia,” a man whose brutality still echoes two decades later, was sentenced yesterday to 40 years in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity. [...]

March 25, 2016 News