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Mariah Stewart

Journalist, She/Her/Hers

Location icon United States

Mariah Stewart is a St. Louis-based journalist who currently covers diversity and inclusion in higher education and independent schools for national magazines, INSIGHT Into Diversity and DiversityIS.

In 2014, Stewart plunged into the journalism industry following a crowdfunded campaign for her continued coverage of Ferguson, Mo and the St. Louis region where she covered social justice for The Huffington Post and community news for The St. Louis American.

Stewart's work has been published in multiple outlets including, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Crisis Magazine, St. Louis Publis Radio, and The Guardian. Her stories on protests, the justice system, and local courts have been nominated for the ArchCity Defenders 2017 Excellence in Poverty Journalism Awards and the National Association of Black Journalists 2016 Salute to Excellence Awards.

Her reporting has led her to speak at the 2017 SXSW interactive panel and keynote at the 2014 Online News Association conference.

You can contact Stewart via email at [email protected] or [email protected]

“Be content to stand in the light, and let the shadow fall where it will.”
- Maria W. Stewart

the Guardian
'It could have been me': five years after Michael Brown, young black men in Ferguson speak

Ricky was in a green space around the corner from where he lives at the Canfield Green apartment complex, which overlooks where Michael Brown died Ricky was in a green space around the corner from where he lives at the Canfield Green apartment complex, which overlooks where Michael Brown died I was down the street playing basketball with my friends.

The Huffington Post
Black Voters Have Some Ideas About Gun Violence Donald Trump Could Use

Donald Trump's attempts to appeal to black voters have mostly fallen flat ― his use of tragedy to suggest that he'll protect people from gun violence, for example, and his assertion that black voters have nothing to lose by voting for him. Perhaps unsurprisingly, his popularity with black voters has been hovering in the single digits.

St. Louis American
Ferguson activist Darren Seals dies at 29

A locally known Ferguson activist who protested in the streets seeking justice for Michael Brown Jr.'s death was killed early Tuesday, September 6 in North St. Louis County. Darren Seals, 29, was a factory line worker and hip-hop musician.

The Huffington Post
Ferguson's 'Debtors Prison' Racket Has Been Reined In. Now Its Police Force May Be Falling Apart.

ST. LOUIS ― The head of Ferguson's police dispatch tendered her resignation in a turbulent city council meeting this week, telling city officials that budgeting and staffing constraints have made it impossible to do her job. Shannon Dandridge, who worked for dispatch for 13 years, cried as she read from a letter she had submitted at the time of her Aug.

The Huffington Post
Lawsuit Targets 'Extortionist' Cities Near Ferguson That Lock Poor People In Cages

ST. LOUIS ― Civil rights lawyers sued 13 St. Louis-area cities in federal court on Tuesday, alleging they violated the constitutional rights of poor people by locking them in squalid jail cells in connection with minor traffic infractions ― a practice that contributed to the tension that boiled over in Ferguson two years ago after a police officer shot an 18-year-old to death.

The Huffington Post
These Ferguson Protesters Have Become The Movement's De Facto Spokespeople

FERGUSON, Mo. -- In the beginning, they came to the protests just like everyone else. Alexis Templeton and Johnetta Elzie put their college studies on the back burner so they could join the marchers on West Florissant. Molly Greider, a paralegal in nearby Creve Coeur, would come by after her workday was over.

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