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WATCH LIVE: Community Dialogue On Healing And The Racial Divide

Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact

The Aspen Institute will address the topics of race, equality, and justice at a livestreamed event on Tuesday, March 24th titled the “Community Dial...

Mariah Stewart

As Reform Arrives In Ferguson, Neighboring Municipal Courts Stay Out Of The Spotlight | Mariah Stewart | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

BERKELEY, Mo. -- “How much will you be able to pay tonight?” It’s Thursday night in Berkeley, Missouri, and about 75 people are seated on bro...

Next Steps on the Ferguson Front

Kevin Cokley | Posted 03.20.2015 | Black Voices
Kevin Cokley

My heart goes out to every officer and their families killed in the line of duty. That is a pain I wish on no one. But like Fannie Lou Hamer famously said, I am also sick and tired of being sick and tired -- of the denial of institutional racism, even in the midst of overwhelming evidence.

These Howard Students Are Spending Their Spring Break In The Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.19.2015 | Black Voices

Not all college students are beach-bound this spring break. In fact, some students are spending their week-long mid-semester break to lend a hand in c...

Mariah Stewart

Ferguson Black Voter Turnout Is What Worries Some City Council Candidates | Mariah Stewart | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- The revenue-reaping practices of the police department and municipal court in this St. Louis suburb were widely condemned this month ...

Why I believe in the People of Ferguson

Carol Swartout Klein | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Carol Swartout Klein

For now, Ferguson has become the symbol and brand of the challenges we face in a multi-racial society. Perhaps this once sleepy little town has been waiting for this moment all along. Perhaps the country needs to reach deep into the heartland to get its heart right again.

Looted Ferguson Convenience Store Set To Be Transformed

AP | Posted 03.15.2015 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A Ferguson convenience store that was looted and burned after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown will be rebuilt as a job trai...

Ferguson Activists Press Ahead, Undeterred By Latest Shooting

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2015 | Crime

(Adds St. Louis protest, arrests, paragraph 4) By Nick Carey FERGUSON, Mo., March 14 (Reuters) - As the hunt for suspect...

Obama: No Excuse For Criminal Acts In Ferguson

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday there was no excuse for criminal acts at public protests against raci...

Rush Limbaugh: Obama Treats Netanyahu Like He's 'One Of The Cops That Choked Eric Garner'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.03.2015 | Media

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress on Tuesday morning, outlining his fears concerning a potential nuclear deal with Iran to ...

From Selma to Ferguson: Keep Hope Alive!

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 02.26.2015 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

The demands for justice in Ferguson, coupled with the recent speeches by New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton and FBI Director James Comey, are indeed reasons to keep hope alive!

Faces From Ferguson: Ashley 'Brown Blaze' Yates

Maytha Alhassen | Posted 02.25.2015 | Black Voices
Maytha Alhassen

In the basement of St. Louis' Saint John's United Church of Christ at the end of the Labor Day weekend, Yates recounted almost a month's worth of harrowing encounters with a militarized police force to a room of Black Lives Matter freedom riders. She woefully explained that as the days bled into one another, she began "marking days by police tactics."

After Ferguson, Missouri Legislator Wants To Keep Police Videos Private

The Huffington Post | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

Following the unrest caused by the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, last year, state lawmakers from both sides of the aisle introduced mo...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

More Than Six Months After Ferguson, Americans Remain Deeply Divided | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

A little more than six months after an unarmed Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, Americans remain in many ways...

Mariah Stewart

Protesters Arrested At Demonstrations After 6-Month Vigil For Michael Brown | Mariah Stewart | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Six months after unarmed teenager Michael Brown was killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, the tensions between police and ...

Ferguson Alternative Spring Break Offers College Students Chance To Take Action

The Guardian | Jon Swaine | Posted 02.09.2015 | Black Voices

College students are being urged to scrap plans for beer bongs on sunny beaches, in favour of a serious-minded spring break in Ferguson, the Missouri ...

Hands Up. Don't Foreclose.

Jorge Newbery | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact
Jorge Newbery

We need to focus on keeping families in their homes, providing children stability, and restoring trust and respect between families and banks, law enforcement, and our government. "Hands Up. Don't Foreclose."

Few Candidates File For Ferguson Election Even After Protests

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's first municipal election since a fatal police shooting sparked months of protests and exposed the city's deep racial...

Mariah Stewart

Activists Seek To Improve Community-Police Relations In St. Louis Area | Mariah Stewart | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. -- Amid broader discussions about improving police tactics across the country, a local Missouri group is working with a national ...

Mariah Stewart

Congressional Black Caucus Supports Ferguson Protesters | Mariah Stewart | Posted 01.20.2015 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Members of the Congressional Black Caucus visited Ferguson this weekend to attend a special church service honoring Dr. Martin Luther...

LAPD Launch Probe Over Song Mocking Michael Brown's Death

Reuters | Michael Fleeman | Posted 02.22.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES, Dec 24 (Reuters) - A song poking fun at the killing of black teenager Michael Brown by a white policeman, performed at a retired office...

Fallout From Ferguson: The Biggest Opportunity For Our Society

David Shechtman | Posted 02.20.2015 | Black Voices
David Shechtman

Most of the news stories I've see about Ferguson market and sell fear, and many of the community reactions to the events focus on blame and retribution. This deeply concerns me because blame doesn't heal and revenge doesn't satisfy.

Mariah Stewart

Ferguson Businesses Try To Rebuild After Protests | Mariah Stewart | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Ten businesses here were completely destroyed by fire and several others were vandalized on Nov. 24, following protests over a grand ...

American Impunity Abroad and at Home

Ethan Casey | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Ethan Casey

It's human nature to want to believe in the rightness of our own actions and intentions. But it's precisely human nature that is the problem; the fact that human evil is predictable does not make it excusable. We must be willing to consider ourselves culpable, and to put ourselves at risk.

There's More to Ferguson Than Burning Cars

Ellen Garrison | Posted 02.08.2015 | College
Ellen Garrison

I wanted to see for myself what would happen in Ferguson. There were demonstrations in every major U.S. city on Tuesday night. Some of them were violent and some were not, but all of them were rooted in anger and disappointment with the system.