The Fight For Justice Takes Its Toll On Ferguson Activists

By Joe Penny, -

Ferguson activist Melissa Mckinnies sat on her couch, her hair tied in a bun, and spoke deliberately, in a soft, hushed tone. The shades were drawn. On October 17, Mckinnies had woken to a [...]

Ferguson Activist Melissa McKinnies’ Son Found Dead From Alleged Lynching

By Elijah C. Watson, -

A Ferguson activist claims that her son was recently killed by lynching. Melissa McKinnies took to Facebook to share news of her son Danye Jones‘ death. The 24-year-old, who would’ve turned 25 on [...]

Ferguson Activist Says: “We Need More Than Change, We Need Revolution”

By Lamont Lilly, -

“When the cameras left, everybody forgot,” says Missouri-based Black radical organizer Tory Russell, talking about how quickly national attention turned away from Ferguson following the murder of [...]

‘Whose Streets?’ Tracks Inspirational Call For Social Justice

By Jordan Riefe, -

By Jordan Riefe for Truth Dig - On Aug. 9 three years ago, unarmed teen Michael Brown was shot dead by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo. The killing took place under disputed circumstances, [...]

Why Are Ferguson Activists Dying?

By Jason Johnson, -

By Jason Johnson for The Root. The most iconic photo of the Ferguson, Mo., protests, if not the entire Black Lives Matter movement, is of Edward Crawford defiantly throwing a tear gas canister [...]

Five Years Ago Today, Trayvon Martin Was Killed

By Staff, -

Staff for #RememberTrayvon. The murder of Trayvon Martin was the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement that accelerated with the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO and has grown with [...]

Ferguson Protest Leader Darren Seals Shot And Found Dead

By Lois Beckett, -

By Lois Beckett for The Guardian - Ferguson protest leader Darren Seals was found dead early Tuesday morning in a car that had been set on fire. Seals had been shot, and St Louis County police [...]

Ferguson Protesters Being Arrested Under Unconstitutional Law

By Mariah Stewart and Ryan J. Reilly, -

By Mariah Stewart and Ryan J. Reilly for The Huffington Post - ST. LOUIS — Officials in St. Louis County have issued warrants for the arrest of at least 47 individuals charged in connection with [...]

Ferguson Prosecutor Determined To Convict Activists Finally Resigns

By Mariah Stewart, -

By Mariah Stewart for The Huffington Post - ST. LOUIS — After pressure from the media and community activists, Ferguson’s relentless part-time head prosecutor Stephanie Karr has announced her [...]

Black Liberation: Ghosts Of The Past, Potential Of The Future

By Angela Y. Davis, -

By Angela Y. Davis for Truth Dig - Thank you so much and good evening everyone. First of all it is a pleasure and an honor to be here at Davidson College to help you celebrate Black History [...]

Newsletter: Justice Takes A Lifetime

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. The #BlackLivesMatter movement continues to grow its power and have notable victories, but 600 hundred years of racial oppression, [...]

The End Of Discriminatory Policing In Ferguson?

By J. Weston Phippen, -

By J. Weston Phippen for The Atlantic - The Ferguson, Missouri, City Council reversed its previous position and voted Tuesday night to accept the changes to its courts and police departments that [...]

How #BlackLivesMatter; #Ferguson Became Movement

By Deen Freelon, Charlton D. McIlwain, and Meredith D. Clark, -

By Deen Freelon, Charlton D. McIlwain, and Meredith D. Clark for CMSI - IN 2014, A DEDICATED ACTIVIST MOVEMENT—Black Lives Matter (BLM)—ignited an urgent national conversation about police [...]

Angela Davis Talks Black Liberation, History & Contemporary Vision

By Sheryl Huggins Salomon, -

By Sheryl Huggins Salomon for Ebony - Fifty years after the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, the agenda and style of the legendary Black revolutionary organization remains [...]

Civil Disobedience And Free Speech Tested By Prayer In Ferguson

By Sharmini Peries, -

By Sharmini Peries for The Real News - On February 9 of 2016, after 20 minutes of a jury deliberation, Ferguson civil liberties protester Rev. Sekou was found not guilty on charges stemming from [...]