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Ferguson: Are you surprised by the grand jury verdict?

Ferguson: Are you surprised by the grand jury verdict?

Dec. 6 | When Bob McCulloch, prosecutor for St. Louis County, MO. read his prepared “No indictment” statement regarding Officer Darren Wilson, he confirmed what we longtime fighters in the civil rights struggle saw coming: no indictment of Wilson for his...

Ferguson, MO case proves criminal justice system is morally bankrupt

Ferguson, MO case proves criminal justice system is morally bankrupt

Dec. 6 | By Luke Tripp Guest Commentator To understand why the grand jury in Missouri failed to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, we need know a little legal history: Dred Scott...

A White man’s reaction to Ferguson, and an important Thanksgiving message

A White man’s reaction to Ferguson, and an important Thanksgiving message

Dec. 4 |               By Alan Fine Guest Commentator My name is Alan Fine. I was a candidate for U.S. Congress in 2006. I have been a faculty member at the Carlson School of Management for nearly 20 years now. For six summer...

New developments in Ferguson, MO

New developments in Ferguson, MO

Sep. 21 | New witnesses come forward   There are efforts being made to draw America’s attention away from Ferguson, Missouri in St. Louis County and the recent police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. White media is attempting to distract...

BLACK CAUCUS DISCUSSES STRATEGIES  FOR DFL ACCOUNTABILITY

BLACK CAUCUS DISCUSSES STRATEGIES FOR DFL ACCOUNTABILITY

Sep. 10 | Community members want more than talk — they’re ready for action   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   All DFL candidates should “represent” Black issues, says a member of the DFL African American Caucus, one of 14 recognized special-interest...

A racist policeman reminded Blacks of their worth  in America

A racist policeman reminded Blacks of their worth in America

Aug. 27 | By Willie Johnson Guest Commentator   The American dream, is a dream rooted in every Black and White person. The events that have unfolded in Ferguson, MO show the people of America and the world that we have a long way to go when it comes to...

Mike Brown is laid to rest

Mike Brown is laid to rest

Aug. 27 | News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   The MSR sent writer Mel Reeves to Ferguson, Missouri to personally observe and report on the aftermath of unrest there following an incident of police violence that left a young Black man dead...

Police violence against Blacks incites unrest nationwide

Police violence against Blacks incites unrest nationwide

Aug. 23 | It has happened here. Could it happen again?  Police won’t say. News Analysis By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Last year, long before most people had heard of Ferguson, Missouri, the United States Supreme Court struck down a key provision...

Ferguson, MO: an American race tragedy, again. Conflicting versions with  parallels to Minneapolis

Ferguson, MO: an American race tragedy, again. Conflicting versions with parallels to Minneapolis

Aug. 22 | Michael Brown, August 9, 2014, 18 years old, to start college in two days, unarmed. Instead: stopped by police while walking on a Ferguson, MO street, suburb of St. Louis, he was shot and killed. Rioting, burning, and looting followed: “…like...

Nine hundred complaints disappear

Nine hundred complaints disappear

Mar. 20 | Only 16 cases under investigation   The Police Misconduct Board operates under the custody and control of the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department. The Police Misconduct Board has hired a significant number of attorneys over the last year. They...