All Articles on Michael Brown

Police use tear gas during protests against the killing of George Floyd in Seattle, Washington on May 30, 2020. (Photo: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Congress Can Lead the Charge on Divesting From Law Enforcement
The acknowledgment that Black Lives Matter demands bold and visionary leadership at the national level.
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The reverse side of the placard being held by the man on the plinth carries the names of 26 individuals, nearly all of whom lost their lives or were seriously injured at the hands of police in the U.K. Views
Statues, Statues, They All Fall Down
European monuments to historic slavers and colonizers are the latest victims of rising protests for justice.
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Members of George Floyd's family speak during a memorial service at North Central University on June 4, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Memorial services will also be held in North Carolina and Texas. News
Families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, and Philando Castile Join 600+ Groups Urging UN Probe of US Police Violence
Their joint letter requests an inquiry examining "the recent history of racist policing in cities across the country" and "allegations of excessive use of force against peaceful protesters and journalists."
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Artivists STL, an artist collective that formed in the midst of the Ferguson Uprising, created this liberation alter to honor Michael Brown Jr. (Photo: Harry Wadlington) Views
Five Years After Ferguson Uprising, Still Seeking Justice and Healing
On the fifth anniversary of Michael Brown's death, his family and the town of Ferguson look to the past—and future—to bring about meaningful change.
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Still 'Long Way to Go' to End Systemic Racism, Sanders Tells Crowd of 12,500 in Chicago
"We are going to change a system in which tens of thousands every single year get criminal records for possessing marijuana, but not one major Wall Street executive went to jail for destroying our economy," said the Vermont senator and 2020 presidential contender
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Calling Out 'Crisis of Leadership' Under Trump, Ex-Obama HUD Chief Julián Castro Enters 2020 Presidential Race
Former San Antonio mayor announces campaign while vowing to recommit US to the Paris agreement and championing Medicare for All
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Protest has now moved from the streets to social media, and then into the venue most visible to white men in American public life: the NFL’s football fields.(Photo: AP) Views
The Ongoing Kaepernick Controversy Shows Much of White America Is Still in 'Slave Patrol' Mode
There’s a long history of whites trashing blacks when they protest the systems whites have put in place to keep them down
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'Rashida Tlaib at her campaign headquarters in Detroit on Wednesday after becoming the Democratic nominee for a House seat." (Photo: Anthony Lanzilote for The New York Times) Views
The Pragmatic Left Is Winning
For once, Democrats are not in disarray
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 "More establishment-inclined Democrats, sensing which way the wind is blowing, are already repositioning themselves." (Photo: Illustrated | Alex Edelman/Getty Images, Bill Pugliano/Getty Images, AP Photo/Al Goldis, AP Photo/Jim Salter, grebeshkovmaxim/iStock) Views
The Left Is Just Getting Started
If centrists think a couple of close losses spells the end of the left, they have another thing coming
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Wesley Bell speaks during the dedication of a new community empowerment center in Ferguson, Missouri. News
Overcoming 'Decades of Corruption and Systemic Racism,' Reformer Wesley Bell Ousts Prosecutor Who Let Michael Brown's Killer Off the Hook
"We can't fundamentally reform our criminal justice system if we don't change our criminal prosecutors, and that's exactly what St. Louis County is poised to do."
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