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Bassem Masri, a Palestinian-American civil rights activist best known for his participation in and live-streaming of the Ferguson Uprising in 2014, died Tuesday morning after being found unresponsive on a bus, officials say. While the cause of death still hasn’t been confirmed, at least one outlet is reporting that…

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Activists and members of the media are posting tributes to Bassem Masri, a Muslim Palestinian-American civil rights advocate and Ferguson, Missouri, activist whose death was announced on Tuesday. Masri, who live-streamed the 2014 protests in Ferguson following the death of teenager Michael Brown, was remembered as a…

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A rally and news conference have been organized today by the family of Danye Jones, a 24-year-old man who was found dead, hanging from a tree on his family’s property, earlier this month. St. Louis County says they are investigating Jones’ death as a suicide. But his mother, Melissa McKinnies, a prominent protester…

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Nearly four years after failing to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown Jr., a black man; only days after losing his re-election bid to Wesley Bell, a black man; an Oregon organization thought St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch would be the perfect person to headline its annual…

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New Video shows #MichaelBrown Didn’t Rob Convenience Store ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Two and a half years after the shooting death of #MikeBrown at the hands of #Ferguson police officer #DarrenWilson, it appears new details have surfaced.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀In initial reports, 18-year-old Brown was accused of robbing a convenience store and stealing several cigarillos shortly before the fatal shooting by Officer Wilson. The robbery was caught on surveillance, which reportedly showed Brown assaulting the store clerk. Now, a second, previously unreported, video has surfaced, showing Brown entering the store shortly after 1 am on the day of his death, handing over a small bag to the store employees and taking a bag...

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Lezley McSpadden , mother of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, four years ago, announces she is running for city council.

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In the very place where unarmed teen Michael Brown’s body hit the ground, his father has laid mementos on the street in time for the four-year anniversary of his death.

The post Remembering Michael Brown on fourth anniversary of his death appeared first on theGrio.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A seven-term prosecuting attorney in St. Louis County who gained national […]

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Think of how difficult it is to get a perfect score on anything? How many NBA or college basketball players could go 20-for-20 at the free throw line? Meet Michael Brown, a 17-year-old senior at Lamar High School in Houston, who applied to 20 colleges and universities, including four Ivy League schools. The results are […]

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Trayvon Martin wanted a snack. So he threw on a gray hoodie and headed out for some Skittles and a sweet tea. Thirty minutes later, Martin was dead, shot down by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. The story of race, violence and death immediately dominated headlines. But soon the story became that hoodie. The narrative […]

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Deep into Whose Streets?, the new documentary about Ferguson, Missouri, after the death of Michael Brown, there’s footage of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Brown, giving an interview to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “You can’t perform the duties of a police officer and have racism in you,” Wilson tells him. At the […]

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The president of the National Urban League says he's seen "steps in the right direction" in Ferguson, Missouri, in the three years since Michael Brown's death, and he's hopeful the new Ferguson Community Empowerment Center will help even more...

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Crews on Monday began dismantling a divisive Confederate monument in […]

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The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown's parents.

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The initial suit aksed for $75,000 in addition to punitive damages and a judicial order against police tactics that unfairly target minorities.

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As the St. Louis sun labored past high noon on Aug. 9, 2014, 18-year-old Michael […]

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Three years after Michael Brown was shot dead by a Ferguson officer, his mother and little sister graduated high school on the same day.

The post Michael Brown’s mom earns diploma 21 years after dropping out to care for him appeared first on theGrio.

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Culture, education, social and racial activism have all been parts of Ferguson, Missouri, activist and educator Brittany Packnett’s life since she was a toddler. She remembers seeing pictures of herself with her parents at rallies. The photos were a foreshadowing that she wouldn’t escape kismet. Some 20 years later, she just may be the face […]

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Darren Wilson, the former officer who killed Mike Brown, admitted to using the N-word while on duty, but maintains it was not used in a derogatory manner.

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Justin Tinsley was out this week cheating on us with another podcast (just kidding, we love you, Amin) so Martenzie Johnson filled in. A couple of us went to the movies over the weekend and there was more than the usual talk about grocery stores because a snowstorm was preparing to hit the Washington, D.C., […]

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New footage challenges the police narrative that #MikeBrown committed strong-armed robbery! https://t.co/LTD4QjqnqY pic.twitter.com/kKSFjC4nv8 — Ashton P. Woods (@AshtonPWoods) March 12, 2017 What if I told you that the entire of the case against Ferguson, Missouri’s Mike Brown was built on a lie? Some of you would say that such a thing was obvious. Others would […]

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Protests erupted again in Ferguson, Mo., after new surveillance footage was released of the night 18-year-old […]

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A new video has come to light possibly showing that Michael Brown did not rob a convenience store as has been widely accepted,but instead took part in a drug deal with clerks. Filmmaker Jason Pollock shared a copy of the clip with the New York Times as part of a teaser for his new documentary […]

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two years after Michael Brown's shooting death put a national spotlight on Ferguson police, the suburban St. Louis city is struggling to maintain the number of officers it needs...

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BOSTON (AP) — Boston police are set to launch a body camera program after months of resistance from rank-and-file officers...

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