Race

Jon Queally, staff writer
Several thousand community members marched alongside activists from around the country in downtown St. Louis on Saturday as they demanded attention be paid to a national trend of police violence and called for justice in the case of Michael Brown, a local unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, in...
Jon Queally, staff writer
A pair of mostly peaceful marches on Friday in the city of Ferguson, Missouri...
Ryan Gabrielson, Ryann Grochowski Jones
A row of "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" buttons. (Photo: Paul Sableman/flickr/cc)
Young black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead...

Further

Troubled by Trayvon Martin's death and seeking to “have these conversations in the public space," a Boston street artist and professor has erected a small guerrilla monument to Martin on a lamp post stump he considered "ripe for intervention." He put the plaque, with a hoodie splayed on the ground, across from a Civil War monument as "a marker to how far we've come in terms of race relations...power and equality since the end of slavery." "I think there are many stories like his out there...I...