iOS app Android app

Jay Nixon

Ferguson Mayor: Governor Refused To Deploy National Guard Amid Unrest

AP | By DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The mayor of Ferguson said Wednesday that he had tried in vain to urge Gov. Jay Nixon to deploy the National Guard in his...

Missouri Inmate Executed For Killing Special Ed Teacher

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 02.11.2015 | Crime

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A man convicted of breaking into his neighbor's home in a St. Louis suburb and slitting her throat 25 years ago was executed...

Challenges Loom For Ferguson

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 01.05.2015 | Crime

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — It's doubtful they were aware, but the rioters who torched Juanita Morris' dress shop had strayed a couple of blocks beyond the...

No Work, No Justice

Areva Martin | Posted 02.07.2015 | Black Voices
Areva Martin

While everyone has their eyes on the U.S. Department of Justice with hopes it will launch federal civil rights actions against Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo, the two police officers involved in the Brown and Garner matters, it's actually equally important for us to focus on local politics. It's there that the power for change lies.

Broken Systems Created #Ferguson. Educating People Can Help Fix It.

Kate Casas | Posted 02.04.2015 | Education
Kate Casas

How do we fulfill our responsibility to this generation of children so that they can realize sooner than I did that our systems are broken and that it is everyone's responsibility to fix them?

Everyone But Us

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Dr. David J. Leonard

The efforts to deny the innocence of Brown and other black victims, in the name of preserving the innocence of the likes of Darren Wilson, of white America, and the nation as a whole is commonplace.

Black, Male, Mad As Hell

Kelsey Minor | Posted 01.29.2015 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

We must listen to each other and we must be willing to hear the difference within each other and seek common ground. We must stop the finger pointing because it gets us nowhere. If we want the change we seek we must all be willing to have and open and honest conversation.

Guard Reinforcements Contain Damage In Ferguson

AP | TOM FOREMAN JR. and ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 01.26.2015 | Crime

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to nor...

How Robert McCulloch Indicted Himself

Will Bunch | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Will Bunch

I don't think the fate of Darren Wilson as a human being really means anything to the ruling class. At the end of the day, people like Bob McCulloch aren't protecting Wilson so much as the system that he stood for.

Sam Stein

Governor Nixon Ups National Guard Presence In Ferguson | Sam Stein | Posted 11.27.2014 | Politics

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) said Tuesday that he will significantly increase the presence of National Guard troops in Ferguson following the episodes ...

Gov: More Than 2,200 National Guardsmen Available In Ferguson

AP | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says more than 2,200 National Guardsmen will be in place in the region near Ferguson on Tuesday night i...

Amanda Terkel

Rudy Giuliani Says White Cops Needed To Stop Black People From Shooting Each Other | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) on Sunday criticized what he described as lopsided coverage of the situation in Ferguson, M...

Samantha Lachman

Dem Governors Struggle To Overcome Opposition As Obama Embraces Executive Powers | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The six Democratic governors who face GOP-controlled state legislatures may be slightly jealous of President Barack Obama's ability to d...

Ryan J. Reilly

Ferguson Police Arrest Demonstrators In Confrontation | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Police officers arrested at least three demonstrators Thursday evening after a protest temporarily blocked traffic. After warning...

The United States of Emergency

Broderick Greer | Posted 01.20.2015 | Religion
Broderick Greer

In declaring a state of emergency in Missouri before any actual announcement by the Ferguson grand jury, Gov. Jay Nixon is shedding a valuable light on what happens when a culture of fearful white supremacy can't tolerate dissent, disorder, or difference.

Double Justice in Missouri

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 01.19.2015 | Black Voices
Diann Rust-Tierney

For the second time in two months, Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri approved the execution of an African American man sentenced to die by an all-white jury. But Missouri and this governor have absolutely no moral authority to execute anyone.

Ryan J. Reilly

Meet The Teach For America Official Charged With Bringing Change To Ferguson And Beyond | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) on Tuesday announced the 16 members of the Ferguson Commission, which was established to address issues o...

New Commission To Examine Inequity In Ferguson

Reuters | Scott Malone | Posted 11.19.2014 | Black Voices

ST. LOUIS, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Missouri's governor on Tuesday named 16 members to a panel charged with making recommendations to fix social and economi...

Missouri Executes Killer For 1994 Murder Of Gas Station Attendant

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 01.18.2015 | Crime

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A man who killed a suburban Kansas City gas station attendant in front of the worker's young stepdaughter in 1994 was put to...

Governor Nixon's (More Honest) Declaration of a State of Emergency

Rebecca Wanzo | Posted 01.18.2015 | Black Voices
Rebecca Wanzo

WHEREAS, despite the clear chicanery of the St. Louis County judicial system, protesters persist with hope for justice instead of fatalism...

Matt Sledge

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Won't Say Whether The Buck Stops With Him In Ferguson Protests | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) on Monday couldn't answer a question asking who's in charge of policing protests that may flare when a grand jury decides ...

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Grand Jury Decision

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

Gov. Jay Nixon (D) issued an executive order on Monday declaring a state of emergency in Missouri as the nation awaits a grand jury decision in the ca...

'How to Get Away With Murder:' Ferguson

Will Bunch | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Will Bunch

This entire choreographed song-and-dance of social injustice is all pointing in one clear direction: Word that will come very soon -- maybe this week, maybe next, most likely on the coldest rainy or snowy day in the forecast -- that Officer Wilson will not face charges.

Ryan J. Reilly

Missouri Governor: Police Won't Violate Ferguson Protesters' Rights This Time Around | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Missouri law enforcement officials said Tuesday that they would strive to maintain peace without violating the constitutional rights of ...

Ferguson Prepares For Grand Jury Announcement

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics

WELDON SPRING, Mo. (AP) — Police will work to protect peaceful protesters after a grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown shooting case is announ...