iOS app Android app

Mike Brown

Amanda Terkel

Capt. Ron Johnson Defends New Protest Rules In Ferguson: 'We're Not Violating Your Rights' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson defended the new rule that protesters cannot stand and congregate in one place, saying it w...

17 August

Maurice Tracy | Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices
Maurice Tracy

Mike Brown's face appears in my mind and it is changing, constantly shifting, reflecting the smile of every black child I see. Shivers run up and down my spine.

So What If Michael Brown Had Marijuana In His System When He Was Killed?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing & Matt Ferner | Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices

The St. Louis County medical examiner's report on the body of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguso...

Jennifer Bendery

Why Congress Is Reluctant To Stop The Military Toys Flowing To Local Cops | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The militarized police response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, is forcing members of Congress to explain their ongoing support for a...

Ferguson, Police Brutality and the Longsuffering of Open Eyes

Basil Kincaid | Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices
Basil Kincaid

Long is the suffering of Open eyes, Ones that see the last flickers of light as another brother dies, taken from the night like a star in broad day.

Martin Luther King Jr. With His Hands Up Demands An End To Violence

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion

The fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson has outraged the nation, as "Hands up, don't shoot!" becomes t...

What I Shouldn't Have To Worry About As A Black Teen Girl

The OpEd Project | Posted 08.18.2014 | Teen
The OpEd Project

As a black girl I'm constantly worried that my male cousins and friends will have to deal with gang violence. Now I'm worried they'll have to deal with police brutality too.

Amanda Terkel

Ferguson Police Fire Tear Gas At Protesters Hours Before Curfew | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Police cleared Ferguson of protesters Sunday hours before a state-imposed curfew was set to take effect, throwing tear gas at individ...

NAACP'S Net Failure in Ferguson

Dr. Jason Johnson | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Dr. Jason Johnson

If the NAACP and other civil rights organizations really care about justice, accountability and activism, they'll change their bizarre stance on net neutrality. We would never know what was going on in Ferguson without a free and open Internet.

Ferguson Church Hosts Rally In Remembrance Of Michael Brown

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on a black Missouri teenag...

Ferguson Community Comes Together To Clean Up After Another Night Of Clashes

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

Ferguson, Missouri witnessed another night of clashes late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, as several dozen protesters defied the midnight cu...

Witness Claims Photo Of Man Dead In Street Is Michael Brown (GRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.15.2014 | Black Voices

Nearly a week after unarmed teen Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a witness is getting lots of attention for appare...

It Doesn't Matter If Michael Brown Stole A Box Of Cigars

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.15.2014 | Black Voices

If Brown did steal a box of smokes, does it mean we should care less about how he died?

8 People Arrested At Michael Brown Protest In Miami

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices

Eight protestors were arrested Thursday afternoon in Miami during a demonstration against the 2013 death of a local teenager and the fatal shooting la...

Photos Show Stark Contrast In Ferguson Following Security Overhaul

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Just 24 hours after police SWAT trucks, riot gear and tear gas defined protests of Michael Brown's shooting death in Ferguson, Missouri, an entirely d...

The Ferguson Solution

Russell Simmons | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Police in general get a bad rap, and the vast majority are good, loyal souls. But their training and the institutional mentality they come from often leads to a warped perspective of how they function within communities that they do not live in.

Jay Nixon: Missouri Highway Patrol Will Take Over Supervision Of Security In Ferguson

AP | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over the supervision of security in the St. Louis suburb that's been the scene of...

Church Volunteers Heal Ferguson's Wounds After Clashes Between Protestors And Police

St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Lilly Fowler | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion

FERGUSON, Mo. (RNS) On the fourth morning after Michael Brown’s death, residents from different parts of the region came together to pick up the pie...

Ferguson Police Reportedly Shot A Female Pastor

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion

A pastor said she was shot with a rubber bullet on Wednesday during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, as clashes with police continued over the fatal s...

Jaw-Dropping Student Photo Captures Essence Of Missouri Protests

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.15.2014 | Black Voices

A simple picture, taken during a Wednesday night gathering at Howard University, has gone viral -- and for good reason. Hundreds of wide-eyed stude...

Actual Military Veterans Say Cops In Ferguson Are Excessively Armed, Untrained Wannabes

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.14.2014 | Black Voices

Police in Ferguson may look like a militarized force, but veterans say they're not acting like it.

Mike Brown and Our American Problem

Ariel Chesler | Posted 08.14.2014 | Black Voices
Ariel Chesler

Once again, I wonder why it requires death to grapple with our legacy of racism and the continuation of institutionalized racism that criminalizes black and brown bodies. When can we accept the pattern before us and move forward to change it?

Without Anger There Is Only Sadness: Reflections On The Killing Of Mike Brown

Farai Chideya | Posted 08.14.2014 | Black Voices
Farai Chideya

If we are going to transform this society, we have to have a belief that it is transformable. That does not mean we know the time-clock or how much our actions will help in the short term. But it does mean we are committed.

When The Media Treats White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black Victims

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.14.2014 | Black Voices

This pervasive and not-so-subtle media bias is right in front of your eyes.

Random Thoughts on Black People, PoPo, Race

Mawuena Akyea | Posted 08.13.2014 | Black Voices
Mawuena Akyea

They shouldn't call it racism, because that brings up asinine phrases like "reverse racism" (what does that even mean)? Its too much of a euphemism. Just call it what it is: white supremacy.