Ferguson

In the wake of higher  voter turnout in Ferguson, the city council now has three Black council members, up from only one before the election. This is a welcome change. As Demos has noted, the Ferguson city council is one of the many across the country in which Blacks are severely...
04/08/2015
Blog
As Ferguson, Mo. and the nation await a grand jury decision on whether or not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for killing Mike Brown, authorities are “preparing for the worst.” According to a report this week by ABC News, an FBI bulletin was issued, warning law enforcement agencies that...
11/21/2014
Blog
Election Day is a crucial time to reflect on the fact that our elected officials, and candidates running for office, don’t look like America. The tragic shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri drew national attention to the racial disparities between the city’s political establishment...
11/04/2014
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In the wake of the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, the public has heard quite a bit about the town, its residents and their supposed violence. But about half an hour drive west of Ferguson, along a highway...
09/20/2014
News/Resource
I remember the stunned reaction of so many Americans back in the summer of 2005 when legions of poor black people in desperate circumstances seemed to have suddenly and inexplicably materialized in New Orleans during the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina. Expressions of disbelief poured in...
08/20/2014
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