Black Progressive Pulls Off Upset Against Prosecutor Who Declined To Charge Cop For Killing Michael Brown

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet.org -

Ferguson city council member Wesley Bell defeated 27-year incumbent Bob McCulloch in the Democratic primary for St. Louis County's prosecutor. Both candidates are notably the children of police [...]

‘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, [...]

On The 3-Year Anniversary Of Michael Brown’s Death, How Far Have We Come?

By Benjamin L. Crump, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Benjamin L. Crump for The Huffington Post - Three years later, on the anniversary of Michael Brown’s inexcusable death at the hands of police in Ferguson, Missouri, it is challenging to [...]

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 [...]

2nd Anniversary Of Michael Brown’s Death; Black Lives Matter

By Sarah Aziza, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By Sarah Aziza for Waging Nonviolence - The two-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown came yesterday, August 9, prompting vigils and marches around the country. While the rage and grief [...]

Black Lives Matter Gets Laws Passed In 24 States

By Staff for Associated Press - Since the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public. The result: [...]

Michael Brown Is Getting A Permanent Memorial In Ferguson

By Mariah Stewart, www.huffingtonpost.com -

Dozens of teddy bears that memorialized Michael Brown were removed from a site on Canfield Drive in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday afternoon. The memorial will be replaced by a permanent plaque [...]

Michael Brown Family Sues For Wrongful Death

By Jon Swaine, www.theguardian.com -

The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police led to months of unrest last year, are suing the city ofFerguson, Missouri, their lawyers said on [...]

Embattled Ferguson Police Chief Resigns; Protests Resume

By Christine Byers, www.stltoday.com -

Police Chief Thomas Jackson resigned Wednesday, saying he always wanted to do what’s best for his community and realized that now meant leaving it. Jackson, whose departure has been a high [...]

Ferguson’s True Criminals

By Jamelle Bouie, www.slate.com -

Take traffic stops. Not only did police stop blacks at a rate greater than their share of the population—from 2012 to 2014, blacks were 67 percent of Ferguson residents but 85 percent of traffic [...]

Michael Brown’s Family To Sue Darren Wilson

By Breanna Edwards, www.theroot.com -

A day after the Justice Department confirmed that federal charges would not be filed against former Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael [...]

Newsletter: The Contagion Of Courage

When our colleagues take brave actions, others are inspired. George Lakey describes how courage develops in movements. He lists some key ingredients to overcome fear: people working in community [...]

Rolling Monday Mourning Protests Begin At Mayor’s House

By Rebecca Rivas, www.stlamerican.com -

Carrying a coffin and tombstones with the names of those shot and killed by police, protestors led a funeral procession down Mayor Francis Slay’s street in South St. Louis at 6:45 a.m. on Monday, [...]

Brown Case: Judge Asked To Appoint Prosecutor, New Grand Jury

By Kevin Zeese, www.PopularResistance.org -

Under Missouri law, MO Rev Stat § 56.110, the presiding judge of the Circuit Court is empowered to “appoint some other attorney to prosecute” if the prosecuting attorney ‘be interested,’ (i.e. [...]

Reaction To Police Deaths Reveals Challenge To Raise Consciousness

By Ta-Nehisi Coates, www.theatlantic.com -

For activists and protesters radicalized by the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, this weekend's killing may seem to pose a great obstacle. In fact, it merely points to the monumental [...]

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