Clinton Smith's debut collection of poetry, "Counting Descent", examines what it means to grow up Black in America. Smith recounts moments from childhood when Black lives were celebrated and juxtaposes them with incidents that have become all too common in…
By Jim Salter, Associated Press
Two years later, the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson remains so politically sensitive that it has been injected into Missouri's gubernatorial campaign.
In the Greek tragedy “Antigone,” the title character is told that she cannot bury her brother, who has been killed. Echoes of the classical work rang out in 2014, when Michael Brown was shot by police and left dead in…
By Associated Press
Ferguson city leaders, struggling to balance a budget decimated by fallout from the unrest that followed the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, will ask voters in August for a second tax increase,…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Wednesday, the Department of Justice filed a civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, after the city council voted to revise part of a consent decree on police and court reform, related to the police killing of…
The Ferguson, Missouri, City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a number of changes to a raft of reforms meant to improve its courts and police, drawing a swift rebuke from the Justice Department.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities in the coming months to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement.
The City of Ferguson, Missouri, announced on Wednesday a proposed deal with the Justice Department on sweeping changes to its policing protocols, 16 months after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white officer.
By Eric Tucker and Jim Salter, Associated Press
The Justice Department is close to an agreement with the Ferguson, Missouri, police department on a deal that would bring sweeping changes to the agency.
By Vanessa Dennis, Laura Santhanam
How far is the University of Missouri from meeting the student protesters' demands of 10-percent black faculty? We looked at the black faculty data in all Southeastern Conference schools.
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