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State Of Emergency Declared As Ferguson Protestors Are Arrested & A Young Man Is Critically Shot On Anniversary Of Mike Brown’s Death

Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s killing by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO, and protesters across the country staged commemorative demonstrations emphasizing Black Lives Matter and calling…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 10, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Mary Engelbreit, Children’s Illustrator

Mary Engelbreit posted some anti-racist art on her Facebook page, and the majority of her weird, middle American fans did not respond well.

Megan Reynolds | August 10, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Peaceful Marches and Demonstrations Planned In Ferguson To Mark One Year Anniversary of Michael Brown’s Death

Sunday marks the one year anniversary of the day that Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager was killed by white police officer Darren Wilson. This tragedy spurred many protests on and…

Katrin Higher | August 9, 2015 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: Chicago Artist Exploits Michael Brown’s Death With Tone-Deaf Attempt To Examine Her Own White Privilege

While attempting to explore white privilege in her latest exhibit, artist Ti-Rock Moore displayed a tone deaf approach of precisely that — white privilege. Moore’s exhibit, Confronting Truths: Wake Up!“,…

Tiffanie Drayton | July 14, 2015 - 2:10 pm

The Soapbox: Why Won’t Hillary Clinton Say “Black Lives Matter”?

Considering the large body of work that explains why the phrase “all lives matter” is contextually racist and wholly inappropriate, it seriously gives me pause that Hillary Clinton let the words

Tiffanie Drayton | June 24, 2015 - 12:40 pm

Solange Debuts “Rise,” A New Song About Baltimore And Ferguson

Many moons have passed since we got new music from Solange, so this smooth, blissed-out jam, “Rise,” is a nice breath of fresh air. She debuted it during a surprise…

Megan Reynolds | May 17, 2015 - 1:30 pm

The Soapbox: Justice Is No Longer An Option, It Is A Necessity

Prosecutors have found probable cause to rule Freddie Gray’s death a homicide, with the six officers involved in his death being hit with charges ranging from misconduct to manslaughter to 2nd degree…

Tiffanie Drayton | May 1, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Just Look At This Asshole: Ex-Ferguson Court Clerk Says Being Fired For Racist Emails Like “Being Raped”

Pro-tip: if you ever feel inclined to compare something, anything, to being raped — DON’T.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 9, 2015 - 12:40 pm

South Carolina Police Officer Charged In The Shooting Death Of Walter Scott, An Unarmed Black Man

White police officer Michael T. Slager of North Charleston, South Carolina. was charged with murder yesterday after shooting an unarmed Black man to death on Saturday. Devastating video footage shows 50-year-old…

Claire Hannum | April 8, 2015 - 10:11 am

76 Percent Of Ferguson Residents Are At The Mercy Of A Racist Police Force

The most shocking finding from the DOJ report on Ferguson is that more than 75 percent of Ferguson residents have standing arrest warrants.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 16, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Two Police Officers Shot In Ferguson

Two police officers were shot outside the Ferguson Police Department early this morning, one in the shoulder and one in the face. Both are reportedly conscious and in critical condition.

Claire Hannum | March 12, 2015 - 10:51 am

Mike Brown’s Family Will File A Civil Suit Against The City Of Ferguson

Ferguson shooting victim Mike Brown’s family will be filing a civil suit against the City of Ferguson and Officer Darren Wilson.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 5, 2015 - 6:03 pm
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