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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Obama, Race

Did We Expect Too Much From Obama On Race?

Obama’s real and lasting impact on race relations in America will be seen in less sensational policy decisions: who he brought to the federal benches, his efforts to protect the Voting Rights Act, measures to expand access to health care and quality schools.

January 9, 2017
Darren Seals

Darren Seals: Ferguson Activist Found Dead In Burning Car With Gunshot Wound

Protest leader Darren Seals, 29, was found shot inside a burning car in the village of Riverview, about five miles east of Ferguson, early on Tuesday, St. Louis County Police said in a statement.

September 7, 2016
Police take a mug shot of a protester who was detained in Ferguson, Missouri, in this August 10, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/Files

No, Trump, Most Dangerous Place In The World Is Not Ferguson

Donald Trump is the avatar of the post-factual era. Asked
by The New York Times to name the most dangerous place in the world he’s
ever visited, Trump replied that “there are places in America that are
among the most dangerous in the world. You go to places like Oakland. Or
Ferguson. The crime numbers are worse. Seriously.” You wonder whether it’s
worth correcting him.

May 22, 2016
The remaining Republican U.S. presidential candidates pose before the start of the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by CBS News and the Republican National Committee in Greenville

How Dangerous Is Donald Trump?

Is Trump dangerous for his beliefs, or is he just offensive for his willingness to state them?

February 25, 2016

Justice Dept. Sues Ferguson, Missouri, To Force Police Reforms

DOJ seeks to force city to change its police department and court system after the federal government found both to be biased against minorities.

February 10, 2016

When Nitpicky Town Ordinances Become Instruments Of Oppression

Imagine cowering in your front room, fearful that a codes inspector will roll up with a ruler, ready to measure the front lawn’s height. No kidding. These are real citations.

November 7, 2015

No Accountability For Takedown Of James Blake

James Blake’s account meshes seamlessly with other recent tales of thuggish policing. Not to put too fine a point on it, but something’s very wrong when you can’t tell the cops from the robbers.

September 16, 2015

State Of Emergency Ends In Ferguson, Missouri, As Violence Recedes

Ferguson saw a fresh wave of demonstrations beginning last weekend, marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown.

August 14, 2015

Riot-torn Ferguson, Missouri To Remain In State Of Emergency: Officials

The state of emergency, which gives county police oversight of security in the city of 21,000 people, was declared following a shooting incident at a protest Sunday night.

August 12, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘Ferguson Fatigue’

Larry Wilmore looked at the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, one year after the police shooting death of African-American teenager Michael Brown — and how everything is still the same.

August 12, 2015

Protests Return To Ferguson Streets, State Of Emergency Declared

Police in riot gear clashed with protesters who had gathered in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, early on Tuesday.

August 11, 2015

State Of Emergency Called In Ferguson After Gunfire Mars Protests

It’s another story of police vs. activists again in Ferguson, Mo.

August 10, 2015

Man Shot By Police In Ferguson After He Fired At Officers, Police Say

A peaceful day of protest and remembrance dissolved into chaos late Sunday when a man fired multiple shots at four St. Louis County plainclothes detectives in an SUV.

August 10, 2015

Ferguson Protests Mostly Peaceful On Anniversary Of Brown Shooting

Hundreds of people marched, prayed and observed a moment of silence in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday, a year after a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death, igniting months of protests and a national debate on race and justice.

August 9, 2015

Fear, Mistrust Linger In Ferguson Despite Reform Efforts By Police

The depths of Ferguson’s policing problems were laid bare in a scathing Justice Department report that accused the Ferguson police of illegal and discriminatory enforcement actions.

August 8, 2015
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If ‘All Lives Matter’ Is Politically Toxic, Can Anyone Build A Coalition?

Saying “all lives matter” has become a political liability in Democratic circles, which says a lot about how influential blocs are shaping the 2016 political debate.

July 27, 2015

‘The Ferguson Report’ Offers A Damning Indictment

The timing couldn’t be more appropriate: Last week, barely five days after Dylann Storm Roof allegedly killed nine people at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Justice Department’s The Ferguson Report, first made public in March, came out in book form.

July 5, 2015
Neighborhood Illustration

How Redlining Led To Rioting

Our segregation today results mostly from racially explicit public policies designed to create residential patterns we too easily accept as natural or accidental.

June 17, 2015

2 Admit Plot To Blow Up Police Station, Prosecutor And Ferguson Police Chief

Two men who met at the Ferguson protests and plotted violence against law enforcement admitted in federal court here Tuesday that they planned to blow up a police station

June 2, 2015
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Michael Brown Memorial To Be Replaced With Permanent Plaque

An announcement for a permanent memorial for Michael Brown was made on the eve of what would have been his 19th birthday.

May 20, 2015

How The Civil War Never Ended For Black America

By righting a 150-year-old wrong, re-enactors aim to help remedy long untreated ills at the root of today’s #BlackLivesMatter movement

May 19, 2015

Waiting In Cleveland

Cleveland is waiting for the verdict in the trial of police Officer Michael Brelo, who is charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter.

May 7, 2015
Baltimore, Curfew, Riot, Peace, Police Brutality, Protests, Police, National News

Obama: Riots Are Fueled By ‘Sense Of Unfairness And Powerlessness’

“Some communities have consistently had the odds stacked against them,” Obama said. “There’s a tragic history in this country that has made it tougher for some.”

May 4, 2015

Video Shows Arizona Police Intentionally Ran Over Suspect

The violent encounter was only the latest in a series of incidents that critics say demonstrates a pattern of police brutality and racism across the United States.

April 15, 2015
AFP Photo/Mladen Antonov

Racial Pain That Just Won’t Quit

This is the week that the Confederacy, and slavery, suffered permanent defeat. Yet these two stories are reminders of both the nation’s original sin and the prejudices, pathologies, and policy failures that continue to haunt us.

April 9, 2015