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The citizens of St. Louis County belive that District Attorney Wesley Bell provided false hope in the case involving the death of Michael Brown. Bell, who is Black, made national headlines in 2018 after he ran against the long-time District Attorney Bob McCulloch, who is White, according to the Associated Press. During his campaign, Lewis…

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Ella Jones has made history by becoming the first Black mayor of Ferguson, Missouri. On Tuesday evening,  June 2, 2020, it was announced that Jones had defeated Councilwoman Heather Robinett by securing 54 percent of the overall vote. The moment is significant because of the racial dynamics of Ferguson, which were highlighted during the shooting…

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The death of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown was a watershed moment in race relations in America. Brown was shot dead by former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson while his arms were raised. It led to the rallying cry from supporters of “Hands up, don’t shoot.” Now more than four years later, Ferguson, Missouri, is back…

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An activist mother in St. Louis, Missouri, is calling out for justice after her son was found hanging from a tree. On October  17, 2018, Melissa McKinnies saw the body of her son Danye Jones, 24, hanging from a tree. McKinnies was a member of the grassroots organization Lost Voices that protested the death of unarmed teen…

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Michael Brown’s parents are close to reaching a settlement with the city of Ferguson, Missouri, in the wrongful death lawsuit they leveled against them for the unarmed teen’s shooting death in 2014. The initial lawsuit was asking for $75,000 in addition to punitive damages and a judicial order against police tactics that unfairly targeted minorities in this predominantly…

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The death of unarmed Black teen Mike Brown moved many to action in Ferguson, Missouri and Daren Seals was one such person. Police are now reporting that Seals, 29, was found shot to death and his car set on fire in a suburb of the city. Seals rose to prominence during the Ferguson uprising for…

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The latest entry in BET’s The Truth Series, which features original documentary films, directed by award-winning filmmakers showcasing stories about the African-American experience, will be “Stay Woke: The Movement for Black Lives,” starring executive producer Jesse Williams, produced and directed by Laurens Grant. The documentary chronicles the evolution of the Black Lives Matter movement through…

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A change has come to Ferguson, Missouri, that many hope will lead to the healing of the city. Delrish Moss, a former distinguished Miami police officer, has been named as the city’s first Black chief of police. The city, which is 67 percent Black with a predominantly White police force, has faced scrutiny by the…

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It didn’t take long for national media outlets to begin framing the narrative of the standoff in Oregon. After a group of White armed men took over headquarters at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, there was a delicate reaction to the seriousness of the group and the threats that they issued. The group’s leaders,…

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