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Woman's Lawsuit Alleges Cop Gave Her An Invasive Body Cavity Search In Public

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home

A 24-year-old African-American woman has filed a federal lawsuit against authorities in Missouri, accusing them of probing her vagina in search of dru...

Jeff Sessions Blames Bad Apples For Police Abuse. He Should Read These DOJ Reports.

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON ― Jeff Sessions, who will very likely be confirmed as the 84th attorney general of the United States, expressed skepticism this week abou...

The Painting Depicting Cops As Pigs Is Back On The Capitol Wall

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.14.2017 | Home

UPDATE: Jan. 14, 12:30 p.m. ― It’s coming down again. UPDATE: Jan. 10, 5:08 p.m. ― Is the painting back up, you ask? Why, yes. Yes, it is. htt...

Police Unions Outraged Over Painting That Depicts Cops As Animals

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.05.2017 | Home

Police groups are urging lawmakers to remove a contest-winning painting from the U.S. Capitol, saying its portrayal of a protest that depicts officers...

Newly Elected Missouri State Rep. Reportedly Carjacked At Gunpoint

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 12.20.2016 | Home

ST. LOUIS ― Missouri State Rep.-elect Bruce Franks Jr. was robbed at gunpoint Monday night in St. Louis, police said. Franks was sitting in his car ...

Judge Declares Mistrial In Case Of Ex-Cop Who Killed Unarmed Driver In 41-Shot Barrage

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.19.2016 | Home

A Dallas County, Texas, judge on Monday declared a mistrial in the case of a former Garland police officer charged with manslaughter in the 2012 fatal...

Remembering Michael Brown: Why Black Youth Are Branded As Criminals

The Conversation US | Posted 08.10.2016 | Home
The Conversation US

Carl Suddler, University of Delaware Two years ago, on Aug. 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African-American teenager, was shot and ...

Marc Lamont Hill On The Common Threads 'From Ferguson To Flint'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.31.2016 | Home

From violence at the hands of police to the Flint water crisis, public visibility of the issues plaguing America’s most vulnerable communities has f...

How To Shoot Photographs While Facing Gun Shots

Ben Arnon | Posted 02.06.2017 | Home
Ben Arnon

I am a passionate photographer and also an avid consumer of news - both online and in print. I am often fascinated by photos I see accompanying news s...

Will Team Hillary Play the Race Card?

Les Leopold | Posted 02.04.2017 | Home
Les Leopold

Team Hillary clearly wants to pigeon-hole Sanders on one side of the debate hoping to isolate him from Black and Latino voters. But her strategy is likely to fail. As minority voters get to know Sanders better, his message is likely to erode Hillary's support.

Two Young Entrepreneurs from Ferguson Shine at NFTE's National Challenge

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.20.2016 | Home
Steve Mariotti

Jacob Tiemann and Destiny Davis from Ferguson hail from NFTE's St. Louis Metro program. They developed and presented their original business plans as part of their entrepreneurial studies at school using NFTE's award-winning, project-based curriculum.

Ferguson Cover-Up: A New Documentary Reveals The Truth Behind Mike Brown

Jason Pollock | Posted 09.21.2016 | Home
Jason Pollock

FERGUSON COVER-UP will blow the roof off the current narrative which America and the world has been fed around this story. People need to get the truth about this internationally relevant story, and this film will be the counter-narrative that everyone needs to hear.

Ferguson Commission Calls For Broad Reforms To Address Racial Inequality

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home

A 16-person commission tasked with examining racial inequality in the St. Louis area in the wake of Michael Brown’s death found sweeping examples of...

Reversal After Ferguson Shooting. What Next?

Eric Lotke | Posted 08.27.2016 | Home
Eric Lotke

Much work still lies ahead. Reducing excessive court fines and fees would not have saved the life of Michael Brown. Reducing excessive court fines and fees will not stop the racially biased policing.

'Everybody' Arrested In Ferguson Last August Is Being Charged, Lawyers Say

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 08.18.2015 | Home

ST. LOUIS -- A year ago, after 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, police responded to even peaceful daytim...

State Of Emergency Ends In Ferguson

Reuters | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Home

Aug 14 (Reuters) - St. Louis County on Friday ended the state of emergency it had put in effect earlier this week for Ferguson, Missouri, and surround...

Darren Wilson Day? Really?

Brian Smith | Posted 08.13.2016 | Home
Brian Smith

Police in our country need to be held accountable for their actions and actually show some sort of remorse when they feel it is necessary to take the life of another person for any reason. Celebrating what Darren Wilson did is just irresponsible, dangerous and just plain wrong. How many other officers will want their own day?

A State of Emergency

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 08.12.2016 | Home
Dr. Michael Laitman

A year after the 18-year-old unarmed Michael Brown was shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the town is once again in turmoil. A lot has happened since Brown's killing last year.

Anniversaries of Zimmerman Verdict and Michael Brown's Death Recall Suffering and Resilience that Spans the U.S. and Canada

Oneka LaBennett | Posted 08.12.2016 | Home
Oneka LaBennett

To be sure African-Canadians and African-Americans share a common history of racialized violence and resilience in the face of heartbreaking injustices.

The Cosmic Mashup of Atticus Finch, Michael Brown and Bernie Sanders

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 08.10.2016 | Home
Kimberly Krautter

Little ironies and coincidences always amuse me. As I scanned my social media feeds this weekend, the juxtaposition of posts about Harper Lee's latest release with those about Michael Brown, and Bernie Sanders versus #BlackLivesMatter seemed like some sort of cosmic salvo.

Missouri's Governor: Lessons From Ferguson

Aspen Institute | Posted 08.06.2016 | Home
Aspen Institute

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon describes lessons learned in his state after the death of Michael Brown and the protests that followed. One year later, Nixon discusses the importance of peaceful protest, the ubiquity of cameras and the law enforcement changes made in Ferguson and throughout his state.

My Outrage Is Better than Your Outrage

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 07.31.2016 | Home
Kimberly Krautter

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." This game of pitting one outrage as more righteous than another outrage is truly outrageous.

Literacy and Justice for All

Kyle Zimmer | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
Kyle Zimmer

Ensuring an equal education, and letting our children know they matter, regardless of their race or culture, is the most important step we can take. We are too great a country to fail to address something so fundamental to our fellow citizens and our future.

When Microaggressions Become Macro Confessions

Yohuru Williams | Posted 06.29.2016 | Home
Yohuru Williams

In the fuzzy arithmetic of their moral equivocation, flag pins matter, firearms matter, border patrols matter, but black and brown lives don't matter unless they can be leveraged for some self-serving political purpose

Mariah Stewart

Hillary Clinton, At Black Church Near Ferguson, Says 'All Lives Matter' | Mariah Stewart | Posted 06.24.2015 | Home

FLORISSANT, Mo. -- Hillary Clinton on Tuesday told a crowd at a black church near where the police killing of an unarmed teen propelled the "Black Liv...