On August 9, 2014—two and a half years ago—Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old resident of Ferguson, Missouri, was gunned down by white police officer Darren Wilson. His death reignited a national outcry against the United States’ legacy of police brutality and the racism that structures our criminal justice system.…
In Minnesota, the Mall of America tried to keep Black Lives Matter protestors from demonstrating during their money-making Christmas season by delivering a restraining order against the group. It sorta worked and it sorta didn’t.
On Monday, Hillary Clinton held a meeting with the mothers of four black teenagers who were killed by police and racially-motivated gun-related violence.
One year after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and three months after the mass shooting at South Carolina’s Emanuel A.M.E. Church, race is America’s ever-glowing lightning rod—and a new poll says we’re not getting better at it.
On the anniversary of the shooting of 18 year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, another young black man—18 year-old black Tyrone Harris Jr.—was shot by police officers in Ferguson.
August 9 will mark the anniversary of Mike Brown’s death, the Ferguson teenager whose killing by Officer Darrren Wilson sparked the start of the Black Lives Matter movement. At Fusion, former Jezebel contributor Collier Meyerson and digital producer Mona Panchal marked the anniversary by producing a devastating and…
You know what’s real talk on the eve of the first anniversary of Michael Brown’s death at the hands of Darren Wilson: saying that riots make constructive change. Just ask Run the Jewels’ El-P and Killer Mike.
The New Yorker profiled former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for its August 10 issue, the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death at the hands of Wilson. The biggest takeaway from the piece seems to be that Wilson had the opportunity to be a dumb kid but didn’t give others like Brown the same chance. And…
In Chicago, a new art exhibit will feature a life-size installation of Michael Brown’s corpse lying face down on the floor surrounded by police caution tape.
The City of New York has reached a $5.9 million settlement with Eric Garner’s family in a wrongful death claim stemming from his death last July at the hands of Staten Island Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo.
The Ferguson, St. Louis County, and St. Louis police departments along with the Missouri Highway Patrol have been newly and specifically faulted for the role they played in the Ferguson protests in the 16 days after the death of Michael Brown. In a report obtained by the St. Louis Dispatch, to be delivered to police…
Just one day after a memorial tree was planted in Michael Brown’s honor, some callous asshole cut the tree in half and stole the memorial stone that accompanied it. The 18 year-old was already unjustly killed and his family denied the right to seek justice so why not pour salt into that wound just because?
Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson has resigned from his position following an abysmal handling of the Mike Brown shooting and a U.S. Justice Department report that found the Ferguson Police Department to be a gang of racist thugs.
Darren Wilson, the cop who unnecessarily shot and killed 18 year-old Michael Brown and then profited off of his death, will not face federal civil rights charges for the incident. Wilson was cleared of criminal charges by a St. Louis grand jury in November.
As the Black Lives Matter movement grows around the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, John Crawford, Akai Gurley—and as of last night, Antonio Martin—where are our favorite artists in this conversation? Where are the protest songs of 2014?
Since the Ferguson and Eric Garner grand jury decisions, New Yorkers have been staging protests across the city. Over the weekend, thousands took over the streets as part of the Millions March, which happened to coincide with the annual drunkfest that is SantaCon. Gothamist captured video of SantaCon participants who…
The mothers of four slain black men and boys, three of whom were killed by police sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper for a heart-wrenching interview where they made one thing absolutely clear: their sons would be alive if they were white.
A national survey conducted by the Pew Research Center and USA Today finds that most people do not think race played a major factor in the grad jury decisions not to indict the police officers involved in the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
On Wednesday, a Staten Island grand jury decided against indicting the Officer Daniel Pantaleo who choked Eric Garner to death on July 17 in an incident that was caught, in its entirety, on film. Suddenly, New York City isn't so far removed from Ferguson or Cleveland or any other place where black people are killed…
My grandmother was born in the 1930s, the seventh living child of black sharecroppers in Greenville, South Carolina. She spent her adulthood raising four children, caring for her husband, and working 30 years on factory lines to help pay the mortgage on the family home in Manchester, New Hampshire.