Whip-Smart 11-Year-Old Ferguson Kid Is Probably Our Future President

In St. Louis, Mo., the next black political superstar might’ve revealed himself — he’s 11. Recently, Marquis Govan took on the St. Louis City Council, and CBS’ Jane Pauley, explaining that they’re focusing on the looting in Ferguson, Mo. but real problems, like job creation, aren’t being solved. 11-year-olds know… » 9/22/14 12:20pm 9/22/14 12:20pm

Mike Brown's Family Must Rely on Biased Prosecutor to Charge Wilson

Mike Brown’s juvenile record may become public knowledge, thanks to a petition filed by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a Californian journalist. A Circuit Court judge has taken the issue under advisement, meanwhile, the grand jury is stuck with controversial pro-police St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch. » 9/03/14 3:30pm 9/03/14 3:30pm

Whitewashing and the Problem With the Ice Bucket Challenge

Ah, the Ice Bucket Challenge. Who doesn't love a trend built solely around charitable contributions aimed at eradicating a debilitating disease? Me. I don't, because the mountain of attention we've given to the Ice Bucket Challenge reveals a far more depressing truth than any of us would care to admit. » 8/30/14 5:15pm 8/30/14 5:15pm

President Obama Wears the Ugliest Effing Suit America Has Ever Seen

President Obama is having a rough time— Isis beheading a journalist, Ferguson, Mo.'s shit show, Israel vs. Palestine, Russia invading the Ukraine, displaced immigrant children and bombing in Libya— but let’s talk about his suit. Yesterday, the POTUS wore a tan ensemble during a conference that was reportedly… » 8/29/14 11:30am 8/29/14 11:30am

Dear White People, You Need More Black Friends

Hey white people, you really need to step your game up and get some more black friends. And by friends, I mean someone who cares enough about you to call you on your shit and vice versa. The black person that you see at the gym sometimes or in a Starbucks line doesn’t count. Y’all ain’t friends, that’s an acquaintance… » 8/26/14 2:00pm 8/26/14 2:00pm

Mike Brown Dreamed of His Own Death Before He Was Killed

Mike Brown had bloody dreams before he was fatally shot by Officer Darren Wilson on August 9 and left on the street for four hours, according to his ailing stepmother Cal Brown. Recently out of the hospital herself, Brown took the microphone during her stepson’s funeral held today at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist… » 8/25/14 2:50pm 8/25/14 2:50pm

Ways the Media and Police Justify the Killing of Unarmed Black People

There is a prevailing notion in this country that when an unarmed black person is shot by the police, there must have been a valid reason. In the spirit of fairness, it doesn't even have to be at the hands of the police. Black victims are routinely put on trial in the media with an unspoken but clear suggestion that… » 8/19/14 5:15pm 8/19/14 5:15pm

Ferguson Update: Trayvon Martin's Mom Pens Letter to Mike Brown's Mom

This morning marks nine days and nights of protests in Ferguson, MO surrounding the killing of Michael Brown on August 9 by police officer Darren Wilson. Now Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton, whose son was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in 2012, has reached out to Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden with a letter. » 8/19/14 11:00am 8/19/14 11:00am