A week before the year anniversary of Michael Brown's death, the New Yorker published a lengthy and controversial profile of Darren Wilson.

An exhibit at Chicago’s Gallery Guichard featuring a portrayal of the slain body of Michael Brown has sparked controversy on social media. The exhibit, titled “Confronting Truths: Wake Up!,” is the solo debut of New Orleans based artist Ti-Rock Moore who claims that her purpose for the piece is to combat white privilege and shine the light […]

Michael brown memorial comes down on his 19th birthday https://t.co/VR7WYDM6PL — Jessica Lussenhop (@Lussenpop) May 20, 2015 On a rain-soaked day when his son would have turned 19, Michael Brown Sr. made the painful decision to remove a makeshift memorial of teddy bears, candles, balloons, and flowers that were laid down on the street corner […]

The Obama administration announced plans on Monday to restrict police use of military gear in an effort to ease tensions between officers in some communities in the aftermath of Ferguson, Missouri, according to The New York Times. President Barack Obama announced the change Monday after a task force he created in January determined that police […]

Dorian Johnson, a friend of Michael Brown Jr.’s who was also with him the day he was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Mo. police officer, has filed a lawsuit against the city and Darren Wilson, NBC reports. Johnson, a witness to the shooting, alleges that he was wrongly stopped and shot at on Aug. 9, […]

When U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. leaves office next week, he leaves behind some big shoes to fill. But if anyone is qualified to fill those shoes, it is his successor Loretta Lynch, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District in New York for the last five years after her appointment by President […]

UPDATE: Thursday April 23, 2015 During a morning press conference, the family of Michael Brown announced they have filed a lawsuit against the city of Ferguson that seeks “punitive and compensatory damages in excess of $75,000,” CNN writes. Brown’s parents attended a news conference in front of the St. Louis County Courthouse after the suit […]

The Missouri National Guard, deployed in Ferguson, Mo. to control an eruption of protests following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown Jr. last summer, referred to demonstrators as “enemy forces” and “adversaries,” according to documents obtained by CNN. The “highly militarized” language, found in internal mission briefings, was used by troops as they prepared to […]

The racial make up of Ferguson’s city council changed significantly on Tuesday, with two African Americans, Ella Jones and Wesley Bell, elected to office, confirms CNN. There are now three Black members on the #Ferguson City Council: Dwayne James, Ella Jones, and Wesley Bell. #FergusonElections — Charles Wade (@akacharleswade) April 8, 2015 Ferguson has about 21,000 […]

After a public records request from The Washington Post, the city of Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday evening released the actual, unredacted racist emails sent by the city’s former court clerk and two former Ferguson police officers. Predictably, they are as awful as expected. SEE ALSO: Ferguson Police Chief Resigns After Scathing DOJ Report The Washington […]

In settlement of a lawsuit brought by Ferguson, Mo. protesters, three police agencies will restrict use of tear gas and other chemical weapons on crowds, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. SEE ALSO: Man Killed In Maserati By Georgia Police Identified As Nicholas Taft Thomas As part of the settlement announced today, officers have to […]

I’m no longer certain what’s more taxing: Having to write about yet another unarmed Black person experiencing excessive, brutal force from law enforcement, or having to note that Black man or woman doesn’t have to be pristine to have their humanity respected. Or to have their untimely death be any less tragic or significant because […]