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A national crisis: Surging hate crimes and White Supremacists
August 15, 2019
A Saturday morning shooting rampage in El Paso, Texas on August 3 took the lives of 22 people, and seriously injured more than two dozen others. Reportedly, the alleged shooter wanted to kill as many Mexicans as he could. Armed with safety glasses, ear coverings and an assault-style rifle, the shooter entered a Walmart store during a back-to-school sale. ... read more »
Michael Brown’s Father Seeks New Investigation into Killing
August 13, 2019
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — On the fifth anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, his father urged St. Louis County’s top prosecutor Friday to reopen the  ...   ... read more »
Police Officer in ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Death Won’t Be Charged
July 18, 2019
After years of silence, federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won’t bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — “I can’t breathe” — became a national rallying cry against police brutality. ... read more »
Reparations Must Include the Costs of Predatory Lending New University Studies Track High Costs of Discriminatory Housing
June 7, 2019
In recent years, the spate of homicides linked to questionable uses of deadly weapons and/or force, have prompted many activist organizations to call for racial reparations. From Trayvon Martin’s death in Florida, to Michael Brown’s in Missouri, Eric Garner’s in New York and many other deaths -- a chorus of calls for reparations has mounted, even attracting interest among presidential candidates.   ... read more »
Michael Brown’s Mother Making Run for Ferguson City Council
April 2, 2019
Lesley McSpadden FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown’s mother could soon have oversight over the police department connected to her son’s death, if voters in Ferguson, ... read more »
Puzzling Number of Men Tied to Ferguson Protests have Died
March 17, 2019
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. ... read more »
DeRay Mckesson: On The Other Side Of Freedom 
October 11, 2018
Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson newest book On The Other Side Of Freedom: The Case for Hope shares his story of triumph, tragedy, and tribulations. ... read more »
Chicago Verdict Raises Hope of Greater Police Accountability
October 11, 2018
A rare scene in the American justice system unfolded Friday in a Chicago courthouse: A White officer stood before a mostly White jury and was convicted of killing a Black teenager. ... read more »
Dallas Officer Arrested on Manslaughter Warrant
September 13, 2018
A White Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter charge in the off-duty shooting of a Black neighbor whose apartment she says she mistook for her own. ... read more »
Sustaining Righteous Community Outrage
August 23, 2018
Righteous outrage must be sustainable.it is necessary to bring about the political pressure crucial for actual long range change.  Of course, ultimately, it is the responsibility of the Black community itself to forge its own future which requires new mindsets and most important, new behavior. Developing sustainable righteous outrage is only one of other important tasks that collectively, we must undertake as part of a self-determined Black agenda. ... read more »
Michael Brown’s mom seeks reinvestigation, City Council seat
August 16, 2018
Lezley McSpadden said earlier in the day that she'd launched an online petition seeking a new investigation into her 18-year-old son's death, a case that sparked months of protests and helped fuel the Black Lives Matter movement nationally. McSpadden also announced that she planned to run for a seat on the Ferguson City Council in April. ... read more »
Justice Served: McCulloch Out, Bell in as St. Louis County Prosecutor
August 16, 2018
Just over four years ago, on August 9, 2014, 18-year-old Michael Brown was murdered by police officer Darren Wilson. He was shot six times, and might have survived some of the shots, but was fatally wounded when he was shot in the head. Wilson claimed he shot in self-defense, but Michael Brown was unarmed. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch took his time convening a grand jury and announced in November 2014, three months after Brown's murder, that the grand jury voted not to indict Wilson. ... read more »
WATCH: Michael Brown’s Mom Announces Her Run for Ferguson City Council
August 13, 2018
ST. LOUIS — The Missouri governor’s office said Friday it doesn’t have the authority to appoint a special prosecutor reinvestigate the 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, ... read more »
Pardon Sought for Missouri Protester Who Got 8-year Sentence
August 1, 2018
A Missouri legislator is asking the governor to pardon a man who was sentenced to eight years in prison for starting a fire at a store during a protest over a fatal officer-involved shooting.  ... read more »
Righteous Outrage and Action Must Be Sustained
January 25, 2018
Since the civil rights era, there’s not been sustained outrage to high-profile incidents, or countless other similar incidents of police abuse. ... read more »
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