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Posted on Dec 16, 2014 ENLARGE



Ferguson Protesters Named Runners-Up for Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ Issue

While Time magazine chose Ebola fighters as the 2014 “Person of the Year,” the runners-up include the Ferguson protesters whose “refusal to let a life be forgotten turned a local shooting into a national movement.”

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 READ MORE


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President Obama Tells Other Black Americans What They Already Know

President Obama’s observation that racism is “deeply rooted” in U.S. society is an understatement. Racism is as American as the Fourth of July, and ignoring this fact doesn’t make it go away.

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 READ MORE


Police Get Out of Jail Free









Posted on Dec 8, 2014 ENLARGE


Police Training









Posted on Dec 7, 2014 ENLARGE


Race Conversation









Posted on Dec 7, 2014 ENLARGE


Body Cams Needed









Posted on Dec 6, 2014 ENLARGE



Here Are Some of the Ways U.S. Treatment of African-Americans Resembles Apartheid South Africa

The social statistics produced by the Afrikaner Apartheid regime in South Africa are not so different from those produced by ordinary everyday legal and social practices in today’s United States.

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Glasses









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American Democracy









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To Serve and Protect









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Body Cams









Posted on Dec 4, 2014 ENLARGE


Don’t Shoot









Posted on Dec 4, 2014 ENLARGE


Who Killed Michael Brown?









Posted on Dec 4, 2014 ENLARGE


Conversation on Race









Posted on Dec 3, 2014 ENLARGE


Jon Stewart, Larry Wilmore and Stephen Colbert Weigh In on the St. Louis Rams’ Ferguson Protest

“These [Ferguson] protests have spread to what Americans hold most sacred: football,” the “Colbert Report” host said Monday.

Posted on Dec 3, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



Body Cams Are Not Enough; We Need to Stop Militarizing Police Forces

In response to recent events in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama has decided that rather than stop arming cops with billions of dollars’ worth of military equipment, we just need to train them to use the supplies better.

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 READ MORE


Jon Stewart: If You Think Ferguson Protests Are About Systemic Injustice, You Can’t Be More Wrong

The unrest inspired by the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and a grand jury’s decision not to indict former Officer Darren Wilson in his death have nothing to do with race. Or so Fox News would have you believe.

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



Why That Moving Photo of a Cop Hugging a Boy at a Ferguson Protest Is Bullshit

A photo of a white cop hugging a black boy holding up a “Free Hugs” sign in Portland, Ore., has gone viral. But its popularity may say more about what we don’t want to see than what we do.

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 READ MORE


Designated Caucasian









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Ferguson Shooting Practice









Posted on Dec 1, 2014 ENLARGE


McCulloch









Posted on Nov 30, 2014 ENLARGE


Justice









Posted on Nov 30, 2014 ENLARGE


Black Friday Riots









Posted on Nov 29, 2014 ENLARGE


Riots









Posted on Nov 29, 2014 ENLARGE


Black Days









Posted on Nov 29, 2014 ENLARGE


Ferguson Frightacide









Posted on Nov 28, 2014 ENLARGE


Racism









Posted on Nov 28, 2014 ENLARGE


Ferguson Justice









Posted on Nov 27, 2014 ENLARGE


Funny or Die’s Satirical ‘Cops: Ferguson’ Episode Shows Just How Far Police Militarization Has Gone

“A lot of cities like to use violence as a last resort,” a Ferguson policeman played by David Koechner says in a recent Funny or Die video clip, “but we’ve found it’s pretty fun to use it as a first resort.”

Posted on Sep 6, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Mayberry Militarized









Posted on Aug 30, 2014 ENLARGE


Jon Stewart on Fox Ferguson Coverage: ‘White Cop Shoots Unarmed Black Teen’ Does Sound Terrible

“Do you not understand that life in this country is inherently different for white people and black people?” the “Daily Show” host asks of Fox News’ pundits on the show’s first day back from a summer break. 

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Michael Brown’s Funeral









Posted on Aug 27, 2014 ENLARGE


Beef Race









Posted on Aug 27, 2014 ENLARGE


Sounds of Michael Brown Shooting Allegedly Caught in Audio Clip

A new audio clip released by an unidentified man from Ferguson, Mo., allegedly captures the shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Ferguson Police









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Ferguson









Posted on Aug 25, 2014 ENLARGE


Big Government









Posted on Aug 25, 2014 ENLARGE


MLK Meets Ferguson Cops









Posted on Aug 24, 2014 ENLARGE


Russell Brand on Ferguson Unrest: There’ll Be a Lot More of This as Society Becomes More Unequal

The way comedian Russell Brand sees it, the two options society is facing, not just in Ferguson but globally, are: “Shall we have a more equal society or shall we fortify and bolster our means for oppressing people?” Watch as he continues his war against Fox News’ misinformation and provides his take on the Ferguson protests on his Web show, “The Trews.”

Posted on Aug 23, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



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‘Less Lethal’ Flash-Bangs Used in Ferguson Leave Some Feeling the Burn

A journalist says he was singed by a flash-bang fired by St. Louis County police trying to disperse a crowd, raising questions about how to use these military-style devices safely and appropriately.

Posted on Aug 23, 2014 READ MORE


Irony









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Race Card









Posted on Aug 21, 2014 ENLARGE



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What Makes Michael Brown’s Killing Different From the Rest?

Mychal Denzel Smith, a contributing writer at The Nation, argues that the impetus behind the Ferguson protests isn’t the slaying of one unarmed black man since the incident is not uncommon in present-day America.

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 READ MORE


Post-Racial America Alert









Posted on Aug 21, 2014 ENLARGE


Let’s Talk About Race









Posted on Aug 20, 2014 ENLARGE


Military Plans









Posted on Aug 20, 2014 ENLARGE



Freedom of the Press Endangered in Ferguson

Several journalists have been arrested during protests held in Ferguson, Mo., over Michael Brown’s shooting; Egypt issues a statement urging the U.S. to employ “restraint” in the Missouri suburb, seemingly mocking similar statements from the American government in the past; meanwhile, the Arctic’s snow depth has fallen significantly in the past half century. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 READ MORE


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