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The story behind the protests against racial tensions on the campus of the University of Missouri last Fall will be the focus of a new short film from . The Huffington Post reports the film, titled “2 Fists Up,” will be a part of Lee’s “Spike Lee’s Lil’ Joints” series. The project will document how […]

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — One of the University of Missouri’s first black law school graduates was appointed Thursday to lead the four-campus system through a tumultuous period of racial unrest, drawing praise from students who said he’s well-equipped to confront the problems they felt his predecessor largely ignored. Michael Middleton, 68, has spent 30 years […]

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri police said Wednesday they have arrested a suspect accused of making online threats against black students and faculty, threats that added to racial tensions on campus that resulted in the departure of two senior university officials. Police did not release a name but said the suspect was not […]

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — This week’s events at the University of Missouri seemed to unfold rapidly, with little warning. But some students, faculty and alumni say the protests and sudden resignation of the president and chancellor are the culmination of years of racial tension on the state’s flagship campus. The history of racially charged incidents […]