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The media need Al Sharpton more than black America does

The recently noisy streets of Ferguson got a rest today, as the family of Michael Brown finally laid him to rest. And for a time, perhaps, demonstrations will give way to reflection. 1,198 more words

Black Lives Matter: An American Call to Action

“I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.” –Nelson Mandela

Where has August gone? 1,090 more words

Mourners at funeral for Ferguson teenager urge black Americans to take action

A photo gallery of the Michael Brown funeral can be found by clicking here.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — a “gentle giant,” aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college. 980 more words

News

This is not the Ferguson I thought I grew up in

There was a pear tree to the rear of our house when I grew up in Ferguson, Missouri, more than 50 years ago. As I’ve struggled to understand the violence that has plagued my old hometown in recent weeks, it has come to symbolize for me much of what was going on in that far-away time. 1,424 more words

Calling Bullshit On 'Outside Agitators' in Ferguson

A few days ago, a friend on Facebook posted the following as his status:

Would any of you be down to help me organize a march on Ferguson, MO? 491 more words

Politics

And still cities in America are embracing the worst idea to come out of Ferguson

Earlier this week, Missouri governor Jay Nixon ended the curfew imposed on the community of Ferguson over the weekend. Residents had been required to be indoors between midnight and 5 am. 758 more words