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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News: The Clergy's Clash With Police

National ministers get arrested during a heated protest. (10/17/2014)

'Bulletproof Vest for Boys' Billboard Addresses Police Brutality

The Dream Defenders of Tallahassee launched a set of satirical ads as part of "Vote or Vest," a campaign to encourage voting and voter registration.

Health Rewind: Is Racism Behind Thomas Eric Duncan’s Death?

Black men are 21 times more likely to be killed by police and more health news.

Hip Hop Awards: Common Takes Us to the Kingdom

Performance: Common has keys to the kingdom. (10/14/2014)

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...

Hong Kong Students Draw Inspiration From Ferguson Protests

Pro-democracy demonstrators facing violent police attacks are using the same "hands up, don't shoot" gesture used by Ferguson protestors.
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