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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 »
Straight Talk About Injustices
November 16, 2017
Terrible de-humanizing injustices have been visited on Black people in the United States, but there is never a good reason to collaborate in one’s own destruction. ... read more »
Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis Discuss New Film ‘Whose Streets?’
August 18, 2017
Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis sit down to discuss their journey documenting the aftermath of unarmed teen Michael Brown's death and the city of Ferguson's uprise in protest. Watch as the filmmakers go into detail about the intricate, yet dangerous process, standing in the line of fire to stand up for justice. Folayan and Davis also discuss how the film will be used to educate, empower and make a global impact to change the scope of how Blacks are treated in America. Reporter: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
‘Whose Streets’ Reveals Daunting Truths Following the Aftermath of Slain Ferguson Teen Michael Brown
August 10, 2017
Of course, in instances of police brutality preceding Brown’s death, there was little to no visual evidence of wrongdoing at the hands of police. ... read more »
Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley Thomas Speaks on civil unrest pt2
July 5, 2017
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas talks about national counts of police brutality and reform to battle chronic homelessness in Los Angeles County. ... read more / watch video »
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