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New Video of Michael Brown Shooting “Game Changer”

Construction workers who saw Brown shot corroborate earlier statements that he was surrendering. A screengrab from the video provided by CNN shows witnesses to Michael Brown’s shooting gesturing with raised … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Camisha Jones: How to Save the Life of the Next Michael Brown.

We all must build a common understanding of race, become aware of the role we play in upholding systems of oppression, and get comfortable with vulnerability. I don’t want to … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization

Aug 17, 2014. In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, John Oliver explores the racial inequality in treatment by police as well as the increasing … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

David Ragland: Michael Brown’s America

I flew into St. Louis on Saturday, August 9, to celebrate the birthdays of my mother and nephew and immediately learned about Mike Brown, a soon-to-be college student who was … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

John Samuel Tieman: Economic Justice and the St. Louis Riots

St. Louis is seething. A profound, inexplicable seething. A young man, Michael Brown, his hands in the air.   Then eight shots.   Graphic photographs of his body lying for hours on … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

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