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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

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

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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

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

Bosnian community endorses Hillary Clinton

St. Louis’ Bosnian community is throwing its support behind Clinton. The United Bosnian Association officially endorsed the former first lady for President. [...]

March 14, 2016 Advocacy

I came here as a Bosnian war refugee. This is what makes me American.

Melina Delkic is a junior at Georgetown University. SOURCE: The Washington Post I still vividly remember when we came to America. Seven of us piled into a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in San Jose — my parents, my aunt and uncle, [...]

December 26, 2015 News

What a critical agreement from 20 years ago can teach us about our world today.

The refugees we’ve welcomed have helped make America a better place. In a political season where some are trying to reject another set of refugees fleeing an unimaginable civil war, the Dayton Accords hold powerful lessons for Americans. Twenty years [...]

December 15, 2015 Advocacy

‘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