Michael Brown: Police Officer Won’t Be Charged For 2014 Shooting of Teen

St. Louis County’s prosecutor announced Thursday that he will not charge the former police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a dramatic decision that could reopen old wounds amid a renewed and intense national conversation about racial injustice and the police treatment of people of color. Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell’s decision marked … Read more Michael Brown: Police Officer Won’t Be Charged For 2014 Shooting of Teen

Ex-Justice Department Lawyer Will Lead Elijah McClain Probe

An investigation spurred by the death of a 23-year-old Black man after suburban Denver police stopped him last year will be led by a former Justice Department lawyer who oversaw its investigation of police in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of Michael Brown in 2014. Jonathan Smith, the executive director of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee … Read more Ex-Justice Department Lawyer Will Lead Elijah McClain Probe

Black Lives Matter: Thousands Protest in Chicago on Day of National Strike

Organizers of a national workers strike say tens of thousands are set to walk off the job Monday in more than two dozen U.S. cities to protest systemic racism and economic inequality that has only worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. Dubbed the “Strike for Black Lives,” labor unions, along with social and racial justice organizations … Read more Black Lives Matter: Thousands Protest in Chicago on Day of National Strike

Hundreds of Mourners Pack Houston Church for Hometown Funeral of George Floyd

George Floyd’s body arrived at a Houston church Tuesday for a private funeral, to be followed by burial, capping six days of mourning for the black man whose death inspired a global reckoning over police brutality and racial injustice. Floyd, 46, was to be laid to rest next to his mother in the suburb of … Read more Hundreds of Mourners Pack Houston Church for Hometown Funeral of George Floyd

‘We don’t go back to normal’ – Michael Brown’s father on son’s death

Michael Brown Sr., father of teenager Michael Brown who was killed in Ferguson by police in 2014, sat down for an interview in a hotel room in Minneapolis on Wednesday, where he travelled to in order to join protesters and activists in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. With him was Anthony Shahid, a local … Read more ‘We don’t go back to normal’ – Michael Brown’s father on son’s death

Obama Praises George Floyd Protesters for Inciting Change

Former President Barack Obama called on the nation’s mayors to review their police departments’ use of force policies and commit to reforms during a virtual town hall Wednesday after nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. “We need mayors, county executives, others who are in positions of power to say: … Read more Obama Praises George Floyd Protesters for Inciting Change

Obama Calls on U.S. Mayors to Commit to Police Reform

Former President Barack Obama called on the nation’s mayors to review their police departments’ use of force policies and commit to reforms during a virtual town hall Wednesday after nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. “We need mayors, county executives, others who are in positions of power to say: … Read more Obama Calls on U.S. Mayors to Commit to Police Reform

Barack Obama’s Message for Young People of Color

Former President Barack Obama called on the nation’s mayors to review their police departments’ use of force policies and commit to reforms during a virtual town hall Wednesday after nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. “We need mayors, county executives, others who are in positions of power to say: … Read more Barack Obama’s Message for Young People of Color

Toni Bou Wins Red Bull City Trial in Manchester

Sixteen times World Trials Champion, Toni Bou, won the Red Bull City Trial in Manchester on Saturday 6th October 2014. The Spaniard won the final four rounds of the trial to finish the day on a high. He said of the win: “It’s amazing. This is a very special event. The public get very near the … Read more Toni Bou Wins Red Bull City Trial in Manchester