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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

Official Reports Usually Side With Police Officers

The experience of being African American has taught me to be skeptical of official reports. A lifetime of color-coded, thumb-on-the-scale American “justice” has left me little option but to sift and fend for myself where “official” findings are concerned.

October 14, 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

Can We Get Past Name Calling?

On the sentimental left, nobody can ask what made Brown pull a strong-arm theft in broad daylight. On the reactionary right, Brown’s simply a “thug.”

August 13, 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

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

‘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

When Police Brutality Goes Viral

With each viral video of police brutality comes a new opportunity to forge multiracial alliances to effect political change.

June 12, 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

Promising New Partnership Seeks To Reduce Incarceration

The United States locks up a larger proportion of its citizens than any other nation in the world. Mass incarceration has exacted a terrible cost — on state budgets, on black neighborhoods, on economic and social justice.

May 16, 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
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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

Billy Graham’s Civil Rights Work Picks Up In Ferguson

In a region still roiled by the death of African-American teenager Michael Brown, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is attempting to make a difference.

March 26, 2015

Journalists Must Rediscover Skepticism

From Ferguson to Charlottesville, the media have been falling down on the job.

March 25, 2015
James Knowles, mayor of Ferguson, testified at the Joint Committee on Governmental Accountability meeting at the Missouri State Senate on Wednesday, Feb. 11. (KOMU news via Flickr)

Ferguson Mayor Vows Fight To Keep His Job

James Knowles III may be on his way out.

March 17, 2015
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson announces the name of the police officer responsible for the August 9 shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 15, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri (AFP/Scott Olsen)

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson Resigns

Thomas Jackson is out as Ferguson’s police chief.

March 11, 2015

Ferguson, Missouri, Is Not An Exception

The injustice described in the shocking Justice Department report on Ferguson is more common than most Americans admit.

March 9, 2015

No Federal Charges Against Officer In Ferguson Shooting, Justice Department Says

No federal charges will be brought against former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

March 4, 2015
A police line keeps the public out of the scene of a fatal car crash in Minneapolis.

Biden Promotes Community Policing To Ease Tensions

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Biden provided a preview of the White House police reform task force’s recommendations.

January 19, 2015

Michael Brown Grand Juror Sues Prosecutor, Asking To Speak Out On Case

One grand juror wants to speak out on the decision not to charge officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.

January 5, 2015
A police line keeps the public out of the scene of a fatal car crash in Minneapolis.

Black Men: Beware Of Police Officers

Americans need to wake up and accept that we still have a race problem in our country.

January 5, 2015