It is not a new Black Lives Matter movement separate from the 1960s. We are fighting in the Black freedom movement that our ancestors started fighting when the first colonizers attempted to capture them. 

A federal judge has scheduled an October 2016 trial for the wrongful death lawsuit brought against the city of Ferguson by Michael Brown Jr.’s parents after a White police officer fatally shot their 18-year-old son in August 2014. The decision, announced by U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber in St. Louis, means the family won’t see a courtroom […]

Cross Post Now, Nation, Police Brutality

We still have quite a way to go… According to MappingPoliceViolence.org, police in the United States have killed 184 Black people in 2015. It’s daunting to think of the murders of Black folk in this country in a statistical way when families have lost fathers, mothers, daughters, and sons. I hoped so many things would […]


Editor’s note: This story first posted two years ago: The possibility of a fresh start worked the room, as dozens of job applicants waited to be interviewed. Their thoughts were private but their presence demonstrated a resilience no government statistic could quantify. Maybe they didn’t know Michael Brown personally, but they were all too familiar […]

Nearly a year after Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown Jr. was fatally shot by former police officer Darren Wilson, the Justice Department is confirming that police response to the traumatized community antagonized crowds, incited fear, and violated free speech. While Brown’s death sparked protests nationwide, demonstrations in Ferguson were often the ones that ended with police releasing […]

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, […]


  After a grand jury decided not to indict former Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson in the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, many hoped that at least civil rights charges might be filed by the Department of Justice. Wednesday afternoon the New York Times reported that won’t happen either: The Justice Department has begun work on […]


The profane, emotional cries of people in Ferguson echo those in history who did not get justice.

Cross Post Now, Nation

Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson will face no consequences for the August 9 shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, Jr., and he penned a letter thanking his supporters for being there for him “during this stressful time”– a time that included close to three months of paid administrative leave and getting married to […]