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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Offers to Cover Funeral for Michael Brown

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Offers to Cover Funeral for Michael Brown

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., standing in their tradition of social justice and service, has offered to pay the entire expenses associated with the memorial and funeral services for Michael Brown. Brown, the unarmed teen, was shot to death by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer, on August 9. The funeral service has been […]

In Ferguson, Missouri, Justice Is a One-Way Street

In Ferguson, Missouri, Justice Is a One-Way Street

Ferguson, Missouri, continues to be a city of unrest as protesters demonstrated for another night to demand justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The clashing of demonstrators and police continues to divide this city as principles are rapidly being discarded, and both sides march down a one-way street of beliefs. It is never […]

Journalists Escalate Ferguson Crisis

Journalists Escalate Ferguson Crisis

On August 9, 2014, in the small suburb of Ferguson, just outside of St. Louis, MO, 18-year-old Michael Brown, who is black and was unarmed, was shot and killed by a white police officer. The incident sparked violent protests which are now in their eighth day in the largely black community. In the aftermath of that tragic situation, the […]

Missouri Man Killed by St. Louis Police

Missouri Man Killed by St. Louis Police

St. Louis police officers shot and killed a 23-year-old African-American man today, after he was seen allegedly brandishing a knife. The suspect was walking erratically up and down a street in St. Louis, Missouri. When police arrived, the suspect turned and walked towards the officers holding his waist and then reportedly pulled out a knife. The suspect allegedly […]

Near Ferguson, Missouri a Second Man Shot to Death by Police

Near Ferguson, Missouri a Second Man Shot to Death by Police

Apparently a second man has been shot to death by police in Missouri not far from Ferguson. Two St. Louis city police officers have reportedly shot and killed a man who got within several feet of them. He was thrashing a knife around on Tuesday afternoon in a battle which was just a few miles […]

Ferguson Riots an Act of God Says Church ‘God Hates Missouri’

Ferguson Riots an Act of God Says Church ‘God Hates Missouri’

The well-known Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) believes God is to blame for Ferguson riots surrounding the death of Michael Brown. WBC maintains these riots are not an issue of race; instead they are about Missouri’s disobedience to God. The church intends to picket a number of areas around this locality with their main message being […]

Mob Mentality: Why They Riot

Mob Mentality: Why They Riot

Rally, demonstration or riot: the phenomenon of mob mentality may be the trigger that transforms a peaceful crowd into a violent one. As the community of Ferguson struggles to maintain peace in its streets they have instituted a mandatory curfew and police are patrolling the streets in armored vehicles, using smoke and tear gas on […]

Ferguson, Missouri Curfew Canceled for Monday Night

Ferguson, Missouri Curfew Canceled for Monday Night

According to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, the Ferguson curfew, which was originally set for midnight has been cancelled. Despite the curfew having been in place for the last two nights, protestors have continually engaged in violent riots and looting in the area in response to the shooting and killing of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by […]

Private Autopsy of Michael Brown: He Suffered Fatal Shot While Bent Forward

Private Autopsy of Michael Brown: He Suffered Fatal Shot While Bent Forward

The family of 18-year-old unarmed teenager Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, MO on August 9, had a private autopsy performed by forensic pathologist Dr. Michael M. Baden. According to this morning’s press conference, preliminary results of the report cannot determine with any degree of certainty whether eyewitness […]

Is Protesting in Ferguson the Best Strategy in 2014? [Video]

Is Protesting in Ferguson the Best Strategy in 2014? [Video]

Ferguson has endured days of protests followed by nights of civil unrest following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer. These events have focused the nation’s attention not only on what has been happening in this small mostly African-American community, but also on tensions between police and communities of color and […]

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