Ferguson Protests

Brittany N. Packnett recounts her first meeting with the President after the Ferguson uprising and why he earned her respect.

The lawsuit, filed by nine demonstrators on August 28, 2014, allege police unlawfully arrested, beat, deployed tear gas and bullets at them during the Ferguson protests.

The municipal court judge in Ferguson, Mo. ordered the withdrawal of all arrest warrants issued before December 31, 2014

The fatal police shooting of a Black teenager in St. Louis Wednesday sparked more protests in a city already plagued with racial tension

Longtime civil rights activist Dr. Benjamin Chavis has this to say about people who complain they’re tired of protest marches: “A lot of people say they’re tired of marching. And most people who say that never did [march]. So I don’t know how you’re going to say you’re tired of marching.” If anyone knows about […]

Just a day after the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, the city of Ferguson was placed in a state of emergency, leaving many to realize not much has changed since the teen’s untimely death one year ago. On Sunday morning and throughout the afternoon, the city of Ferguson was filled with activists, friends, supporters, and family of the […]

As a community grapples with the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown and yet another Black male shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri, a heavily armed White militia group arrived on the scene Monday, swiftly drawing criticism from police and protesters alike. Reuters reports that the group allegedly appeared in bulletproof vests and […]

Tyrone Harris, the 18-year-old that was shot by Ferguson police after allegedly firing at officers at the one-year anniversary of the protests in the city, has been listed in critical condition. Rumors on social media began to explode Sunday night that police shot and killed Harris, but the teen survived his wounds and has been […]

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 […]

It’s no secret that some college students like to, well, “turn up,” over spring break. But, some activists in Ferguson, Mo., are asking students to “turn down,” for civic action. The Guardian is reporting that activist leaders in the St. Louis suburb are looking to sign up 250 young people for a week of “community […]

The Huffington Post is reporting that #BlackLivesMatter, the social movement formulated to protest against violence and oppression in the African American community, officially condemned the “senseless” killing of two New York Police Department officers. RELATED: UPDATE: Obama Reacts To Revenge Shooting Of Cops, While Political Firestorm Brews #MarchOn: Nonviolent Protests From Selma To Ferguson and Beyond After […]

UPDATED Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 1103 a.m., EST– The Civil Rights Movement of the 20th Century was perhaps the most significant call for justice in modern times. Replete with highs and lows, the movement’s aim for racial equality for Black Americans was met with violent resistance. The response to the resistance was varied, but nonviolence held the […]