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...

As Ferguson Awaits, Attorney General Eric Holder Appeals for Peace

Attorney General Holder issues new guidance for police on how to deal with protests.

Union: Ferguson Officer Does Not Expect Charges

Officer Darren Wilson is confident that the grand jury will not indict him.

What's At Stake: Why Are Blacks Put on Trial After They Are Killed by Police?

Students on how the media talk about victims of violence. (11/19/2014)

What's At Stake: How Social Media Activism Has Impacted Ferguson

HU students talk about their “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” photo. (11/19/2014)

Missouri Governor Appoints Ferguson Commission

The 11-person group includes two pastors, a university professor, a 20-year-old community activist and a St. Louis police detective.
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