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Father of Michael Brown Demanding $20M From Black Lives Matter

Michael Brown Sr.

*The father of Michael Brown Jr. has joined forces with other activists from Ferguson, Missouri, to demand $20 million from Black Lives Matter. The request comes after the organization revealed it raised over $90 million last year. Brown Jr. was fatally shot by a white police officer in August 2014. The Black Lives Matter movement […]

The Journal of Steffanie Rivers: Bully Cops and the Blue Wall of Silence

*It’s been more than two weeks since that video went viral showing the modern-day lynching of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Were it not for protests around the United States and the world demanding arrests of the four policemen involved in his murder there’s no doubt they still would be on duty intimidating and killing somebody […]

Ella Jones Elected as First Black Mayor of Ferguson, Missouri (Video)

*History was made in Ferguson, Missouri Tuesday as 65-year-old Ella Jones became the first African-American and first woman to be elected mayor. Her election comes nearly six years after the city erupted in protests after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown. Jones said of her victory; “I’ve got work to do — […]

‘Until The Flood’ Plays One More Week At the Kirk Douglas Theatre

*Until The Flood stars Dael Orlandersmith in a gripping solo performance set in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014. Until The Food draws you in to experience each character that she portrays on a personal level, as they observe the political incorrectness and grapple with their feelings about the […]

Read An Excerpt from Michael Brown’s Mother’s Book

*Michael Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden is finally opening up about life after the whirlwind that surrounded the death and aftermath of her oldest son Michael Brown. Lezley has remained largely silent about the shady investigation and court proceedings, until now. Her son was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, 28, a white police officer. The disputed […]

Michael Brown’s Mom Launches Run for Ferguson City Council (Watch Announcement)

 *In the midst of seeking a new investigation into the death of her 18-year-old son Michael Brown, Lezley McSpadden announced that she plans to run for a seat on the Ferguson City Council in April. McSpadden, who has been speaking out about the criminal justice system since her son’s death, has never held public […]

Black Police Chiefs Agree That ‘Diversity for Diversity’s Sake is Worthless’

[videowaywire video_id=”2270C0A6ECB459F9>”] *Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn says he “guarantees” there will be changes in policing after the Stephon Clark shooting. Clark was shot multiple times in the backyard of his grandparents’ house, and Hahn stressed in a Facebook video after the incident that his officers were trained to prevent biased behavior and learn the […]

AMC Developing Series Based on Black Lives Matter Book ‘They Can’t Kill Us All’

*AMC is developing a drama series based on Wesley Lowery’s bestselling nonfiction book They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice, reports Deadline. Published in 2016 by Little, Brown & Company, the book examines how decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with failing schools, crumbling infrastructure […]

#BlackLivesMatter Co-founder (Patrisse Cullors) on Why the Movement Still Matters Under Trump

*Black Lives Matter was birthed following the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch psycho George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla. The group, which is reportedly financed by the Koch brothers, became known internationally amid protests in Ferguson, Mo., after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man. Founded by Alicia […]