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Michael Brown news and analysis from The Nation
June 24, 2020
Drop the Charges Against Protesters!
It’s time for prosecutors to get on the right side of history—and grant amnesty to Black Lives Matter protesters.
Arjun Singh Sethi
May 17, 2018
The History of Lynching and the Present of Policing
A new documentary on Michael Brown comes just in time.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad
March 3, 2017
Can a Champion of Black Lives Matter Become Mayor of St. Louis?
Tishaura Jones is running to “uproot racism” just a few miles from the streets where Michael Brown was murdered.
September 22, 2015
The Ferguson Commission Issued 189 Calls to Action. Will Missouri Listen?
Rev. Starsky Wilson, a member of the Ferguson Commission, discusses its key findings and the prospects for change.
September 3, 2015
No, Protests Against Police Brutality Are Not Increasing Crime
And those who say so are practicing bad journalism and worse science.
Alex S. Vitale
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August 10, 2015
One Year After the Ferguson Protests, Just a Few Reforms Have Succeeded
Did the protests in the wake of Michael Brown’s death spark change in this community? Some see more progress than others.
July 28, 2015
Black Love Matters
A dispatch from the inaugural gathering of a proudly diffuse, rapidly growing, hyper-local movement for black lives.
Mark Winston Griffith
March 23, 2015
Who’s Accountable for Ferguson’s Crimes? No One, It Seems
Here’s another reminder that “personal responsibility” is a principle relevant only to the poor and the black.
March 5, 2015
It’s Not Just Ferguson
Cities nationwide are criminalizing black people to pay the bills.
December 5, 2014
Right-Wing Media’s Painful Pivot From Demonizing Mike Brown to Giving Eric Garner a Moral Pass
How to bury two dead black men in the “reverse racism” narrative.