On Contact: New Black Militancy

On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the rise of the new black militancy with film director and producer Mobolaji Olambiwonnu. "The police murders of young black men and women in the [...]

Memorials, Protests On The 6th Anniversary Of Michael Brown’s Death

By Bryce Gray and Rachel Rice, St. Louis Post-Dispatch. -

People gathered in a Ferguson street Sunday to mark the sixth anniversary of the shooting death of local teenager Michael Brown by a police officer — an event that not only resonated throughout [...]

Scheer Intelligence: The Price Of Ignoring The Ferguson Uprising

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

August 9 will mark six years since 18-year-old Michael Brown was murdered by policeman Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Miss. Since then, Wilson has walked free and the systemic issues that have [...]

Pivot To Mass Struggle: A Lesson From Ferguson

By Ashton Rome, Black Agenda Report. -

Like the financial meltdown of 2007–08, the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression and a period of political radicalization, this period will dawn a new epoch in struggle. The [...]

Close The Workhouse Campaign To Stop The War Against Black People

By the Close the Workhouse Campaign. -

The Close the Workhouse campaign aims to attack mass incarceration, without legitimizing or justifying the continued caging of people as punishment. We call for the closure of the Medium Security [...]

Politicians Agree: ‘Any White Cop Can Kill A Black Man’

By Don Fitz, Popular Resistance. -

In 2017 my article, “Any White Cop Can Kill a Black Man at Any Time,” told how St. Louis cop Jason Stockley killed a 24-year-old black man, Anthony Lamar Smith.  Though Stockley claimed he had [...]

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 [...]