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I believed that Ferguson was all but forgotten. After all, Darren Wilson, the police offer who executed Michael Brown has still not been arrested. I figured he wouldn’t be. I thought that the rise in rage, drive, and hunger for justice in Ferguson, Missouri had reached its crescendo.

This weekend renewed my hope for justice, when a coalition of local groups – clergy, labor unions, educators and youth – came together in Ferguson to protest police brutality.

It was dubbed  “Ferguson October” and “Weekend of Resistance.” They, along with the rest of the country, still want answers about the events that left Michael Brown, an unarmed 18 year-old teenager, dead.

While there are some who wish to invoke images of the past and compare Ferguson to the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955, there is no comparison.

What happened in Montgomery was magic.What happened in Montgomery altered the course of a nation. It was a 13-month mass protest that ended with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that segregation on public buses is unconstitutional.

As the years have gone by and the rights of African-Americans continue to be stripped away – assaults on voting rights, affirmative action, education and Stop and Frisk policies quickly come to mind –we’ve come to realize that its not 1960 anymore when peaceful protest actually created changes in national policy.

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7 thoughts on “A Change Is Gonna Come To Ferguson

  1. BuffaloSoldier on said:

    No Change will come for Black America as long as we are Sitting on your behind listening to jive talking Housewives of Atalanta, Hip hop wives, BET nonsense, and lewd joking juking and jivin.
    No Change will come to Black America as long as we call each other down , kill each other, abuse our sisters , choose White women and reject our beautiful Black sister ….. we must change if we expect change.

  2. jayhowell on said:

    If you want change subconscious of a state of mind you must change the legislation with the ability to vote. We must go out and vote people!!

  3. Facts matter to those who are educated and open minded enough to look at them
    The Race baiters and Grievance industry is steering this on I see this when I listen to the current mantra “we need to get out and vote” vote for what? Ferguson is predominantly black (about 67%)community so way hasn’t more applied for or are running the FPD
    The people running the city were voted in by the people, and I see were Labor Unions are lending support yes these people are being used for agenda purposes

  4. I’m all for protesting, but I do not think people should be dancing and playing music calling it a protest. Destroying the neighborhood U live in, just acting a fool is not the proper way to protest.

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