Michael Brown

On August 9, 2014, 18-year-old Michael Brown (known as “Big Mike” by friends and family) was shot and killed as he walked down a street in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, though unarmed, was shot multiple times by a Ferguson police officer. He had just graduated high school and was set to begin college at Vatterott College the Monday following his murder. Brown’s unjust killing has sparked an outrage throughout the African-American community and the wider American community alike. Protests took place nationwide for the slain teen. In addition, there were riots in the teen’s home town, with police turning on protesters and journalists with tear gas and rubber bullets.

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What's Happening in Ferguson, Missouri?

Two days before he would begin college, Michael Brown, 18, was killed Aug. 9 by Ferguson, Mo., police. The tragic death has brought the issue of police brutality back to the nation's attention. The city of Ferguson has erupted in protests and crie...

Feds Launch Policing Bias Study

Attorney General Eric Holder believes the study could ease racial tensions.

Achieving Diversity in Police Departments No Easy Task, Experts Say

While some police departments across the nation have fully committed to improving diversity, most are limiting their recruitment efforts and struggling to attract African-Americans, Hispanics and people from immigrant groups.

New Focus on Minority Voting After Brown's Death

Blacks want to become more politically active and in control of who serves in public office.

Michael Brown Family Asks Juvenile Record to Be Off Limits

Benjamin Crump said the facts around the case are sufficient.

Are Missouri Officials Shutting Black Congressmen Out of Ferguson Talks?

Reps. Lacy Clay and Emanuel Cleaver were not invited to a meeting with top leaders to discuss the troubled community.
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