This is why we can’t have nice things. Not because they are taken from us. Or hidden from us. Or placed behind a thousand-foot wall we can’t scale. Nope, sometimes black people can’t have nice things because we steadfastly, inexcusably, sabotage ourselves with apathy and ignorance.
The Root caught up with filmmaker Jason Pollock and Michael Brown Sr. at the SXSW festival earlier this month in Austin, Texas, to discuss Pollock’s film Stranger Fruit.
Updated Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 3:45 p.m. EDT: Earlier today, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery, who uncovered the U.S. District Court document this article was based on, tweeted the following:
Ferguson, Mo., was once again rocked by protests a day after new footage from the day of Michael Brown’s death was revealed to the public in the documentary Stranger Fruit.
After 18-year-old Michael Brown was gunned down and left to bake in the middle of a Ferguson, Mo., street on Aug. 9, 2014, police tried to smear his character by releasing a security video allegedly showing Brown participating in a “strong-armed robbery” by pushing a convenience store clerk and taking a box of…
If there was a nexus between the Black Lives Matter movement and the pussy-hat-wearing, International Day of Women post-Trump-election movement, it should have been the St. Louis Democratic primary for mayor on Tuesday.
Every year, our congressional representatives hold an art contest for students in their districts, with the prize being a yearlong exhibition at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. It typically does not cause a murmur. This year's unanimous winner in Missouri’s 1st District was my friend David Pulphus, a quiet,…
A social media surveillance program used by police to track and monitor protests in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore relied heavily on data it obtained from social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, according to a report released by the ACLU on Tuesday.
The third summer of our discontent is almost over.
A federal judge ruled Monday that the Ferguson-Florissant School District in suburban St. Louis must change its election process, after finding that the current school system is unfair to black voters, USA Today reports.
On late Tuesday, the two-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death, a young man was hit by a vehicle at a protest in Ferguson, Mo. Within 30 seconds of the collision, a series of gunshots erupted and could be heard along West Florissant Avenue, as reported by the New York Daily News.
I started my time at Advancement Project one year ago. My first big assignment came only three weeks after my first day: I was being sent to Ferguson, Mo. As the leader for our youth-criminalization work, I would manage the national media and communications efforts for the one-year commemoration of Mike Brown’s death.
It’s been two years since the killing of an 18-year-old unarmed African-American teen named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., who was Gunned down by a white police officer named Darren Wilson. The killing sparked two weeks of protest from unarmed Black Lives Matter demonstrators carrying signs proclaiming, "I am Mike…
In more news of just how sick American racism is and, further, how it permeates every single aspect of American life, a St. Louis TV reporter got the boot after he posted a crass "lead diet" joke on Facebook around the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.