The city of Ferguson, Mo.’s insurance company paid out $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was gunned down by Police Officer Darren Wilson in August 2014.
An off-duty police officer who was just trying to help his colleagues after a car chase ended in a shootout near his home ended up being shot by a fellow cop who did not recognize that they were on the same team.
A federal judge approved a secret settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown over his 2014 shooting death at the hands of now former Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson.
The Rev. Carlton Lee, 34, National Action Network’s Ferguson, Mo., chapter president, died Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack, sources close to the family confirmed to The Root Tuesday afternoon after NAN’s founder and president, the Rev. Al Sharpton, shared the sad news on Twitter.
In more news from the world of the white and privileged, members of the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole callously played with inmates during their parole hearings by trying to get them to say ridiculous words such as “platypus” and “manatee,” or mention specific song titles, for points.
An Independence, Mo., man is facing multiple charges after being accused of opening fire on a couple in another car during a road rage incident, killing a 19-year-old father-to-be and injuring his pregnant girlfriend as the couple were on their way home from a sonogram appointment.
Out of the mouth of babes, I guess. A St. Louis 6-year-old boy’s plea to his audience to stop the violence has gone viral with the help of his mother, who posted a video of the precocious child’s words on Facebook.
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.
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.
A St. Louis mayoral candidate who accused the St. Louis Post-Dispatch of being part of “the systemic racism that pervades almost every public and private institution” in the region placed a surprising second in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.
A Missouri statute that goes into effect Jan. 1 ensures that students there will be fed directly into the school-to-prison pipeline.
A Missouri school district is apologizing for the "unsportsmanlike" and "insensitive" behavior of its white students after one of them held up a Trump sign while the rest of them turned their backs as a black basketball team was introduced at a Monday night game, Fox News reports.
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Three Missouri college basketball players have been arrested in the rape of a female student.
A former Missouri school principal is facing two counts of first-degree murder after allegedly hiring his childhood friend to kill his pregnant girlfriend, KMOV reports.
A Missouri state senator refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance Wednesday, remaining seated in the chamber to show solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has now repeatedly refused to stand during the national anthem at NFL games as a protest against police brutality and racial…
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.
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.
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.