NYC's Millions March Totally Annoyed These SantaCon Attendees

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… » 12/16/14 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

Jury Doesn't Indict Cop Videotaped Choking Eric Garner to Death

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… » 12/03/14 3:00pm 12/03/14 3:00pm

Who Really Burns: Quitting a Dean's Job in the Age of Mike Brown

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. » 12/02/14 12:10pm 12/02/14 12:10pm

Pharrell Criticized Michael Brown's 'Bully-ish' Behavior in Ebony

On November 13, 11 days prior to a grand jury's decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown, Pharrell Williams gave an interview to Ebony about racism and Ferguson, MO. The things he said (that Michael Brown's actions looked "bully-ish" and he should have listened to Wilson's orders)… » 11/25/14 4:30pm 11/25/14 4:30pm

Anonymous Doxxes Ferguson-Area KKK Members, Hacks KKK Twitter Account

The Ku Klux Klan got the Anonymous treatment over the weekend after they threatened protestors in Ferguson, Mo. with "lethal force." In response, the online hacker group donned their digital cape, took over the group's twitter account and posted an image of a Klansman hanging from a noose. Then the doxxing began. » 11/17/14 1:15pm 11/17/14 1:15pm

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

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