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President Barack Obama

Despite his best efforts to be the embodiment of respectability, it turns out Barack Obama is a role model for resistance.

We believe it is because not nearly enough capable people with resources in this region have heeded our pleas that we have reached this crisis point of complete breakdown. We need peace. But first, we need justice.

Ferguson protest

The official response to Michael Brown’s murder has laid bare the cheapness of black life.

There’s at least one line every Marine knows: “Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot.” The St. Louis County Police Department apparently never received that memo.

Memorial for Eric Garner

Eric Garner’s death marks a darkening mood fifty years after Freedom Summer.

Nadine Gordimer

For Nadine Gordimer in 1983, the arts in South Africa were simply “the sum of various states of alienation.”

civil rights

African-Americans and white people struggled together during the civil rights era. We need that once again.

Blogs

There’s debate over whether federal government involvement will make a difference in Ferguson. Cincinnati, site of a police shooting in 2002, offers clues on how to address racially biased policing.

September 12, 2014

New witnesses to the Michael Brown killing say he had his hands up when he was shot by police.

September 11, 2014

Senator Claire McCaskill will convene a hearing on Tuesday before a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee.

September 8, 2014

Increased police presence won‘t make “bad kids” any better.

September 5, 2014

If you’re asking the question “Where is the movement?” you simply haven’t been paying attention.

August 28, 2014

Residents of Canfield Green Apartments have been faced with tremendous challenges in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown—many a direct result of actions taken by the police.

August 27, 2014

A step-by-step guide from your friends at the Ferguson Police Department.

August 26, 2014

The rise of the all African-American little league from Chicago has revealed a great deal in the wake of Ferguson, about what we choose to see and not see with regards to race.

August 24, 2014

What an encounter with a right-of-center take on events in Ferguson tells us about the need for answers now.

August 22, 2014

Labor activists are deepening the conversation about what “justice for Mike Brown” should mean for the impoverished community that now grieves for him.

August 20, 2014