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Ryan J. Reilly

Outside Chiefs Called To Help Ferguson Police 'Make Better Decisions' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- The head of the Justice Department's Community Oriented Policing Services is planning to return to St. Louis in the next few weeks wi...

The Perfect Crime In America Is Killing An Unarmed Black Man And Claiming Self-Defense

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

If you've never heard of a 6'3" tall, 350 lb. black man named Eric Garner and you're only reading this article because of the title, then ...

The Myth of a Post-Racial America

Tré Easton | Posted 08.28.2014 | Black Voices
Tré Easton

The election of Barack Obama was the Lexington and Concord in the latest great battle of race in America. We are a nation at war with itself. For all of our desire to move beyond the narrow confines of many of the events of our tragic history, we cannot. The president's election gave new life to what had been lying dangerously dormant for the better part of 50 years.

Excessive Force

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

Only by participating in the political process, building trust and cooperation with people unlike us, and using our smartphone cameras to expose official misconduct can we make America -- to borrow Dr. King's words -- be true to what we said on paper.

Teens Respond To Ferguson With An App To Rate Police Officers

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.28.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Horrified by the events in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown, three high school students from Decatur, Georgia, decided to take solution-o...

Ryan J. Reilly

In Ferguson, A Sense Of Normalcy Returns To A City Still On Edge | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.29.2014 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, Mo. — They’re still here: a small group of protesters, across from the police department, in what passes for a downtown in this small su...

Lawsuit Claims Police Brutality At Ferguson Protests

AP | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystander...

Ferguson and Beyond

Stephen Wyse | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
Stephen Wyse

As a lawyer in that system, I know that the American criminal justice system is institutionally racist, even though the vast majority of people that work within it are people of good will. We can change the system, but that requires us to recognize the problem and commit to making the necessary changes.

Why Knowledge of Injustice Without Action Makes You Part of the Problem

Derek Penwell | Posted 08.28.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

If you happen to be a follower of Jesus who believes LGBT people have suffered injustice at the hands of the church, your response to that injustice is a moral question.

The Ferguson Case: A Lesson From Constitutional History

Meryl Chertoff | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
Meryl Chertoff

Nearly one hundred years later, an early victory for the rights of those accused of crimes in a racially-charged atmosphere continues to resonate.

10 Ways for Parents to Fight Racism

Elizabeth Broadbent | Posted 08.28.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Broadbent

Hogwarts is run by white people, and let's not touch racism and Tolkien. Where are the South Asian superheroes? The Black people in Dr. Seuss? Make sure your kids know the world they see has missing pieces, missing people and missing stories.

Mollie Reilly

Hillary Clinton Breaks Silence On Ferguson | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

Hillary Clinton has broken her silence on Ferguson. Speaking at a technology conference in San Francisco Thursday morning, Clinton addressed the de...

A Step to Addressing Race and Building Trust After Ferguson

Patience B. Peabody | Posted 08.28.2014 | Black Voices
Patience B. Peabody

I believe that having hard conversations is hard because we haven't put ignorance in its proper place. Ignorance has become synonymous with choice and that's not always true. If I can't ask an ignorant question, how will I become enlightened to the truth?

Colbert Wants To Know Why Black People Can't Be More Like Cliven Bundy

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 08.28.2014 | Comedy

Returning on Wednesday after a two-week hiatus -- and two Emmy wins -- Stephen Colbert wasted no time diving into the ongoing story in Ferguson, Misso...

My Family Has Been Racially Profiled Everywhere from Harvard to Our Own Home

Madison T. Shockley II | Posted 08.28.2014 | World
Madison T. Shockley II

I fit the description. I was a black man.

The Broader Vicious Circle Behind the Ferguson Crisis

Mugambi Jouet | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
Mugambi Jouet

The profound division of American society along racial lines is part of a vicious circle exacerbating a host of social problems, from excessive use of force by the police to mass incarceration and wealth inequality.

Through the Eyes of the Youth: Filmmakers Without Borders

Mark W. Guay | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

The youth have the ability to share the raw truth of a story as they struggle to understand the events unfolding before their eyes. They have the ability to bring adults into a youthful frame of reference, one that may perhaps lead to bridging borders instead of dropping bombs.

Ferguson: Taking Steps to Support a Path Forward

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

As events continue to unfold in Ferguson, Mo., there are three questions we must ask ourselves: What are we to make of what is happening there? How can Ferguson not be the victim of empty promises of aid and justice that so often come after tragic events? And how can the community productively move forward?

Why I Am Only Telling One Side of the Michael Brown Story

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 08.28.2014 | Media
Ryan Thomas Neace

When I write about Ferguson, I am not telling the narrative of the "power group" purposefully because the imbalance in power means that their narrative is implicit in our laws, in our ways of enforcing those laws, and in our ways of trying and sentencing those who are alleged to have broken those laws

Ferguson Shaping Up to Be a Consciousness-Changing Moment for Whites

Bill Schneider | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
Bill Schneider

The shock is not only that a police officer killed an unarmed black teenager. That, tragically, has happened too many times before, and when the details remain murky, many people withhold judgment. The shock was that the police response to the protests was so hugely disproportionate, "like an invading army."

What We Do When We Don't Know What to Do

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 08.28.2014 | Religion
Rev. Meg Riley

Maybe in our time of not-knowing, we who are white can realize that we should not try to be in charge for a change, that we should support the leadership of people of color, the experts in this movement. Maybe we can try to take a few steps forward together.

Any Negro Will Do

Michael W. Waters | Posted 08.28.2014 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Could it be that, in a nation that has legalized racial profiling through such policies as "stop-and-frisk," the persecution of pigmentation makes African Americans indistinguishable from each other in the eyes of the law -- so much so that all are feared as imminent threats?

Ryan J. Reilly

St. Louis County Police Chief Defends Aggressive Response To Ferguson Protests | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

CLAYTON, Mo. -- The head of the Saint Louis County Police, who oversaw the crackdown on protests in nearby Ferguson shortly after a teenager was shot ...

Mariah Stewart

Long-Simmering Anger Over Police Violence Erupts At St. Louis Forum | Mariah Stewart | Posted 08.28.2014 | Black Voices

This article was made possible in part by HuffPost readers through their support of the Ferguson Fellowship. Here's how you can back more reporting li...

What The World's Most Repressive Regimes Have To Say About Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early & Eline Gordts | Posted 08.28.2014 | World

Repressive regimes looking to criticize the U.S. have all recently turned to events in Ferguson, Missouri, where police shot unarmed black teenager Mi...