Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Mike Brown's brutal and unnecessary death prompted fierce community protests and national outrage from a community that had long been the victim of systemic discrimination and abuse by the U.S. criminal justice system. (Image via The Advancement Project)
Across the country on Tuesday, community members, activists, racial justice advocates, and others held a global moment of silence to mark two years since the killing of Mike Brown Jr., whose death at the hands of a Ferguson, Missouri police officer sparked a national call for change—a moment that many say has yet to arrive. "On Saturday, August 9...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that evidence recovered during illegal...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday filed a civil lawsuit against...


Rage simmers on in Ferguson even as a judge turned down an ACLU move to block repressive police actions there. Still, many are speaking up and calling out what Kareem Abdul-Jabbar calls the "systemic racism (and) class warfare" against America's 50 million poor - with moves for new laws, less hardware, fundraising - without which "we will be gathering over and over again beside the dead bodies of our murdered children, parents, and neighbors."