Policies that chip away at the power, protection and prestige that law enforcement enjoys are crucial aspects in the fight.
Documentary shows the rise of civil rights activism in Ferguson, Mo., after Michael Brown’s killing by police in 2014.
Details in the film are bringing fresh scrutiny to the circumstances of the teenager's 2014 death at the hands of a police officer in the Missouri town.
The police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., a year ago launched the Black Lives Matter movement. But officer-involved shootings seem only to have accelerated.
A year after Black Lives Matter became a rallying cry, the deaths of Sandra Bland and others continue to haunt the public consciousness. But outrage is no substitute for justice.
Thomas Jackson has held fast to his post as chief of the embattled Ferguson, Mo., Police Department despite a constant chorus of calls for his resignation following the Aug. 9, 2014, shooting of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by Officer Darren Wilson. That's apparently about to change.
March 5 marks an important but oft-overlooked anniversary.
Just a day after the news broke that the Justice Department had found evidence of racist practices within the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department, the DOJ released a report claiming that, by its own estimation, Officer Darren Wilson was motivated by personal safety concerns when he shot and killed the unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
Although the country's views have progressed in terms of gay rights and race, universal health care isn't something Americans can get used to; a company in Japan offers people weddings to themselves; meanwhile, a confession by former officer Darren Wilson's prosecutor may be cause to reopen the Ferguson case. These discoveries and more after the jump.
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."