CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County’s prosecutor announced Thursday that he will not charge the former police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a dramatic decision that could reopen old wounds amid a renewed and intense national conversation about racial injustice and the police treatment of people of color. Prosecuting Attorney […]
For African-Americans, the last ten years have been a mixed blessing. When we started the decade in 2010, Barack Obama was still our present and Michelle Obama was still our First Lady. By decades’ end, the country had elected a president who was the antithesis to everything the Obamas were about. Although Black America triumphed […]
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — On the fifth anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, his father is urging the top St. Louis County prosecutor to reopen the investigation into the white police officer who fatally shot the black and unarmed 18-year-old. Michael Brown Sr. spoke Friday outside the St. Louis County Justice Center. “Justice has […]
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a white Missouri police officer stands as a seismic moment in American race relations. The fledgling Black Lives Matter movement found its voice, police departments fell under intense scrutiny, progressive prosecutors were elected and court policies revised. Yet five years after the black 18-year-old […]
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown‘s mother could soon have oversight over the police department connected to her son’s death, if voters in Ferguson, Missouri, elect her to the City Council. Lesley McSpadden, 39, is among three candidates running in Ferguson’s 3rd Ward on Tuesday. She faces incumbent Keith Kallstrom and Fran Griffin, who has […]
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister […]
This "Mother of the Movement" will ensure that Black lives matter in her St. Louis suburb.
Nearly all the new economic development in Ferguson, Missouri has gone to the white community since the 2014 riots following the police killing of Michael Brown.
'Significantly declined' is a stretch.
Warning: This is the kind of story that is going make your face hurt. But it’s the kind of pain that doesn’t come from being hit. No, this comes from grinning. Grinning from ear to ear. Grinning so hard and for so long, your face just hurts with pride. Close your eyes. Imagine your Black […]
Three years ago today, Michael Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. Over night, many gathered at the spot where he was killed to honor and remember his life. After three years, a lot have asked the question how is Ferguson now? Have they moved on? Are they growing? During an […]
Michael Brown‘s parents have very quietly settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the city of Ferguson, Missouri for a reported $3 million. The lawsuit has apparently flown under the radar but has not been settled in the Brown’s favor. STLtoday.com reports: A federal judge on Tuesday approved a secret civil settlement of the wrongful-death […]