Michael Brown’s Death Continues To Be A Catalyst For Change

By Lornet Turnbull, Waging Nonviolence. -

Michael Brown Sr. lies stock-still on his back on the floor of an art studio in St. Louis as an artist layers papier-mache on his arms, chest, and torso. Brown Sr. is a stand-in, the model for [...]

This Is What Activism Does To Your Body

By Jolie A. Doggett, Huffpost.com -

August 9 marks five years since a white police officer, Darren Wilson, shot and killed an unarmed Black teenager named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. While accounts of exactly what [...]

Police Have Killed 5,000 Americans Since Ferguson Protests

By Niles Niemuth, Wsws.org -

Friday marked five years since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot at least six times, including once through the top of the head, and left for four-and-a-half hours to die in the street by [...]

Message From The Ferguson Grassroots, 5 Years After Michael Brown’s Death

By Staff, Colorlines.com -

We were facing an occupation right from the start. We formed our own community units to make sure that folks were eating, safe on the ground and getting what they needed. By September, we were [...]

The Fight For Justice Takes Its Toll On Ferguson Activists

By Joe Penny, Blackagendareport.com -

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, Okayplayer.com -

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, Truthout.org -

“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, www.truthdig.com -

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, www.theroot.com -

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, www.rememberingtrayvon.com -

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, www.theguardian.com -

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, www.huffingtonpost.com -

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, www.huffingtonpost.com -

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, www.truth-out.org -

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, [...]