Michael Brown was just 18 years old when he was gunned down in Ferguson, Mo., by Police Officer Darren Wilson in August 2014. His death became a focal point in the Movement for Black lives, and now Hollywood studio Warner Bros. has a project in development to tell his story on the big screen.
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:
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…
Darren Wilson is a dick.
I spent a couple hours this evening at a friend's going away party. He recently accepted a job overseas, and 50 or so people gathered at SAVOY — a Black-owned restaurant in Pittsburgh's Strip District — to see him off. The crowd was predominately male; (mostly) Black men ranging from the early 20s to the mid 60s. Some…
It would be very difficult to find a juxtaposition that articulates how many Americans (Black and non-Black) feel about our country's concept of justice better than two stories I read this morning.
***Damon's latest for Ebony on the similarities between Ray Rice defenders and the people defending George Zimmerman and Darren Wilson***
From "Michael Brown Spent Last Weeks Grappling With Problems and Promise" — today's NY Times piece about Michael Brown. Who, by the way, was buried today, two weeks after getting killed by a police officer.