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The Nation's Police Have a Sex-Discrimination Problem

Katherine Spillar | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Katherine Spillar

While conducting its investigations, we implore the Department of Justice to also examine how the gross underrepresentation of women in the Ferguson Police Department -- and in police departments nationwide -- aggravates excessive use of force problems and deteriorating police-community relations.

Ferguson, Social Justice, and the Role of Community Colleges

David J. Smith | Posted 09.30.2014 | Black Voices
David J. Smith

ll recognized that Brown's death, though significant, exposed deep-seated problems. To many I met, using education as a means of advancing racial equality, peaceful responses to conflict, and overall social justice had now become critical priorities.

Your Opportunity to Prevent Another Ferguson

Ama Yawson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
Ama Yawson

It has been nearly two months since the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and the beginning of the uprising that the murder triggered. Most social critics have observed that the uprising was not simply about racism and police brutality.

Makes Me Wanna Holler (Or, When the Music Is the Message)

Robert Ross | Posted 09.30.2014 | Black Voices
Robert Ross

In the aftermath of the Ferguson tragedy, the messages of Marvin Gaye's music, the youthful spoken word poets, and the shooting demise of young Michael Brown yielded a powerful mix of music and a gut-wrenching reminder of how far our society must go.

Summer Madness: A Eulogy for John Crawford

Lebaron Sims | Posted 09.30.2014 | Black Voices
Lebaron Sims

Wednesday's announcement of no indictment in the shooting death of John Crawford III, and the subsequent release of the video and audio detailing his last moments, relay a sequence as old as any, one with which we have become all too familiar.

Ryan J. Reilly

Police In Ferguson Lock Up Peaceful Daytime Protesters By Mistake, Chief Testifies | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, who helped oversee last month's aggressive response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, said Monday that comm...

The Difference We Haven't Overcome: Why the Color Line Endures in America

Robert T. Carter, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2014 | Education
Robert T. Carter, Ph.D.

Before the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, recedes in the rear-view mirror, let's be straight with ourselves about what the events surrounding his death tell us about race in America.

Rapper Tells Us 'Why I Think This World Should End,' And It's Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.29.2014 | Good News

Despite the recent deluge of tragic news in places ranging from Gaza to Ferguson, this man's powerful message will remind you that there is hope. I...

Mariah Stewart

8 Arrested In Ferguson As Protests Show No Sign Of Slowing Down | Mariah Stewart | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Eight protesters were arrested in this St. Louis suburb Sunday night during a tense standoff between demonstrators and police outside...

Ferguson Demands High Fees To Turn Over City Files

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees' salaries before they will a...

Police Seek Suspects In Shootings Of 2 Ferguson Officers

Reuters | Kenny Bahr | Posted 09.30.2014 | Crime

FERGUSON, Mo., Sept 28 (Reuters) - Police were seeking suspects on Sunday in apparently unrelated shootings of two police officers in and near the M...

Jay Nixon Received Thousands Of Complaints About His Response To Ferguson

AP | DAVID A. LIEB and SUMMER BALLENTINE | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — As protests mounted following the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, so to...

Obama: Mistrust Of Police Corroding American Society

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exist...

Authorities Hunt Suspects Wanted In Shooting Of Ferguson Police Officer

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 09.28.2014 | Crime

FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) — Authorities searched Sunday for a suspect in the shooting of a police officer in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where ther...

Ferguson Police Officer Shot

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.29.2014 | Crime

A Ferguson Police officer was shot Saturday evening in North St. Louis County, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police said. Ferguson, Missouri...

Ferguson Police Officer Shot

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.27.2014 | Crime

A Ferguson Police officer was shot Saturday evening, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police said according to numerous reports. The officer wa...

Friday Talking Points -- Eric Holder's Record

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news that Attorney General Eric Holder would be stepping down sent a shockwave through Washington. On the whole, was his term worth praising or condemning? We have to say that "both" is the only real answer to that question.

Ryan J. Reilly

DOJ Gets Ferguson, St. Louis County Cops To Ban 'I Am Darren Wilson' Wristbands | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Police officers on duty in Ferguson should not be wearing wristbands showing support for the cop who shot and killed an unarmed teenager...

If Time Were an Ocean

Broderick Greer | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion
Broderick Greer

Michael Brown and I are the same, because if I had been walking down Canfield Drive on August 9, I probably would have been shot dead as well. Because that is the story of our nation

reaking the Cycle of Hate: Lessons From My 5th Grader's Classroom

Alana Baum | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents
Alana Baum

What makes us better is our willingness to be honest about the challenges in front of us, recognize our mistakes and limitations, and still struggle to get it right.

More Protesters Arrested In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 09.26.2014 | Black Voices

Police in Ferguson, Mo., arrested a number of protesters late Thursday night after a scuffle broke out while Police Chief Tom Jackson was walking with...

Why We Should Care About Boys and Young Men of Color

Tyrone C. Howard | Posted 09.25.2014 | Education
Tyrone C. Howard

My Brother's Keeper is not simply an effort to improve the condition for racial and ethnic minority communities, it is an endeavor of considerable national consequence with a capacity to improve all communities, for all of us.

11 Miles Backward?

Troy Jackson | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion
Troy Jackson

As a pastor and follower of Jesus, I believe we are walking backward in this country when it comes to truly valuing the lives of young people of color. With this grand jury decision, it feels like we walked back to the days of Jim Crow and segregation.

Police Body Cameras May Not Be Enough To Ensure Accountability In Ferguson

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.25.2014 | Black Voices

After Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, a public outcry finally brought police body cameras to the St. Louis suburb. But will the equipment be enou...

Police Chief Acknowledges 'Provocative' Measures At Ferguson Protests

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar on Wednesday defended the use of tear gas and sniper rifles during protests that followed the police killing ...