One year and three months later, I am still sitting behind the same desk and answering the same phone I have been answering for the last two and a half years. I have fallen into the worst trap a “recent” graduate can fall into; I’m stuck and I’m too comfortable. I have used just about every excuse possible: “I’m just trying to pay off my loans,” “I don’t have any experience,” “I don’t want to...Read more
Via bridge and ferry, "Justice Caravans" are ready to stream onto Staten Island Saturday to protest two killings by police of black men.
Thousands of protesters, led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, are planning to march from the street where Eric Garner died of what the medical examiner says is a banned police chokehold to the office of the borough's district attorney, who is investigating the death.
Organizers vow that the demonstration will be peaceful -- a...Read more
Former "Hercules" star, political conservative and outspoken Christian Kevin Sorbo unleashed a Facebook rant about the protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, labeling them "animals" and "losers."
Sorbo took to Facebook Wednesday, Aug. 20, to discuss the Ferguson protestors who have been calling for justice since the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. The actor criticized those who have been gathering in the St. Louis suburb for having what...Read more
When night falls, it's pitch dark on Ellison Drive, except for one street light shining on three school children shooting hoops.
Protest chants for justice for Michael Brown echo over from a block away.
The three have heard them for over a week. And on occasion, gunshots. Tear gas mist had filled Ellison Drive on many nights, stinging their eyes and noses and sending them running indoors.
"It was so foggy down here; it was foggy here every...Read more
Filmmaker Spike Lee says the fatal shooting of unarmed Ferguson teenager Michael Brown is indicative of a national “war on the black male,” and that the “uprising” in Missouri is a response to years of racial tension and discrimination between U.S. authorities and the black community.
Speaking with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday, the outspoken director said that the African-American community “can’t take it anymore” and that he hopes the situation “will really blow up” in...Read more
This past week’s racial crisis in Ferguson, Mo., has uncovered a divide within the black community—one based on generation, class and the cloudy political vision offered by African-American politics in the Obama age. When asked who is the leader of the ongoing protests since the killing of Michael Brown—protests that have triggered Missouri’s governor to declare a state of emergency and curfew—one young man from St. Louis answered, “Do we have a leader? No,” and...Read more
One of the oldest African-American bar associations in the country is calling on the Missouri prosecutor who is overseeing an investigation into the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown to recuse himself.
The Mound City Bar Association is concerned that St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch's family ties with St. Louis' police department may impact his ability to conduct an impartial investigation. The prosecutor's father, mother, brother, uncle and cousin have all worked for the...Read more
Sybrina Fulton is the mother of Trayvon Martin and the founder of the Trayvon Martin Foundation. In a letter to the family of Ferguson teen Michael Brown written exclusively for TIME, Fulton reflects on what the families now share.
President Obama measures his approach in every crisis—including Ferguson. Last year, right before President Barack Obama made his unannounced appearance in the White House briefing room to personally address the acquittal of George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin’s killer, on murder charges, I…
The fire this time is about invisibility. Our society expects the police to keep unemployed, poorly educated African-American men out of sight and out of mind. When they suddenly take center stage, illuminated by the flash and flicker of Molotov…
Part of a preliminary private autopsy report by Dr. Baden and Professor Parcells showing wounds on Mr. Brown’s body.
Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least…