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 [...]

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. [...]

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