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Hands Up United and “Books and Breakfast”

When I heard about the killing of Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri, by then-police officer Darren Wilson, I felt a deep sense of...

Air Pollution, Atomic Risks Grow as Toxic Dump Smolders

BRIDGETON, Missouri – They can’t breathe.Residents of this community near Ferguson — site of 2014’s police-involved shooting death of teenager Michael Brown — have...

Minnesota: The Land of 10K White Liberal Battle Cries and Minority Misnomers

I'm a North Minneapolis Native. My family has been in North Minneapolis for 96 years. My maternal great-grandmother and her first cousin/sister (all black...

Minnesota: The Land of 10K White Liberal Battle Cries and Minority Misnomers

I'm a North Minneapolis Native. My family has been in North Minneapolis for 96 years. My maternal great-grandmother and her first cousin/sister (all black...

Sharecropping 2015

“We have become a nation of Sharecroppers who stopped watching what we are sowing.”A few years ago I saw a picture on Facebook that...

15 Years Ago, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Common & More Used Hip-Hop for Justice. The Fight Continues.

Police officers (and law enforcement officials) murdering unarmed people of color has been a resounding issue, especially since the 2012 death of Trayvon Martin....

50 Years after Riots: Watts Struggles, Cautions Ferguson and Baltimore

Fifty years ago this month, Watts was ablaze. The citizens of this all-black Los Angeles neighborhood had grown exasperated with that era’s racial inequities,...

Enough

In the wake of the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, in the death of 18-year-old Michael...

Indy attorney analyzes legal proceedings in Ferguson case

In the days following the grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael...

A visit to Ferguson, U.S.A.

I’m a mother, a writer, and a resident of Indiana. I visited Ferguson, Mo., the weekend of Nov. 21. I am white, and I...
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